Capturing Birsa Munda: the virtuality of a colonial-era photograph

Rycroft, Daniel (2004) Capturing Birsa Munda: the virtuality of a colonial-era photograph. Indian Folklore Research Journal, 1 (4). pp. 53-68.

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By using the images of Birsa Munda’s photograph, copy print of a portrait and poster, this article analyses the historical and ideological conditions that brought about the twofold capture of Birsa Munda (the anti-missionary, anti-diku, anti-Raj and freedom fighter from Ranchi) by Anglican missionaries and Raj police in 1895 and discusses the dissemination of these photographic images from camera to archive to mass viewership. It cites the writings of contemporary academics and activists to relate the viewing and celebration of Birsa’s image to issues of post-nationalism. It also debates the form, meaning and history of this memorializing process

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Art History and World Art Studies
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Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 13:55
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2023 12:30

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