Postcolonial Happiness: British Empire and Indian Art – General Admission

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Colonialism has been time and again relegated by several historians to the space of
repression, trauma, violence, abuse of power or the disparity between the politics of British
colonisers and their colonies. Though this lecture does not negate the conversations on and
around decolonisation, it mainly focuses on the residual positive effects of colonialism on the
art and culture of South Asia-mainly on the Indian subcontinent. The association of the
British empire with India dates back to the 15th century where many British travellers visited
the subcontinent for trade especially for spices, raw materials and rare jewels. The proposed
discussion on Postcolonialism and its impact on Indian art is not an attempt to salvage the
glorious or inglorious imperial past but to learn how the new world can move beyond this
period-together, towards a place of mutual respect, diversity and inclusiveness.

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