Tasveer Ghar: A Digital Archive of South Asian Popular Visual Culture

Co-founder of Tasveer Ghar, Sumathi Ramaswamy is also Professor of History at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA. She is the author of The Goddess and the Nation: Mapping Mother India (Duke University Press, 2010), The Lost Land of Lemuria: Fabulous Geographies, Catastrophic Histories (University of California Press, 2004), and Passions of the Tongue: Language Devotion in Tamil India, 1891-1970 (University of California Press, 1997).  Her edited volumes include Empires of Vision: A Reader (Duke University Press, 2013, with Martin Jay), Barefoot Across the Nation: Maqbool Fida Husain and the Idea of India (Routledge, 2010), and Beyond Appearances? Visual Practices and Ideologies in Modern India (Sage, 2003). She is currently working on a project entitled “Global Itineraries: The Indian Travels of a Worldly Object.”

Essay/s by this author at Tasveer Ghar:

When a Language Becomes a Mother/Goddess

Artful Mapping in Bazaar India

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