Archive, Repertoire or Warehouse? Producers of Indian Popular Images as Stakeholders in a Virtual Database

Jain, Kajri

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This paper is a short meditation on the nature and scope of an archive of Indian popular images, particularly the images that have been the subject of much of my own research so far: the mass-produced prints known as "calendar art" or "bazaar art". Written in the context of a workshop aiming to conceptualize a scholarly archive of South Asian popular art, it explores what kinds of events might be recorded or traced by such an archive, and what kinds of events it might produce.

Document type: Article
Date: 2008
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 8 January 2009
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: The arts
Controlled Subjects: Indien, Massenkultur, Bild
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien , Archiv , Populäre Bildkunst , Massenkultur, India , Archive , Popular Images , Calendar Art , Bazaar Art
Subject (classification): Art and Art History
Countries/Regions: India
Series: Subjects > South Asian Visual Culture Series
Volume: 3