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Partha Mitter

September - June 2004

Partha Mitter is research professor of history of art at the University of Sussex at Brighton. He is author of Much Maligned Monsters: A History of European Reactions to Indian Art (Clarendon Press, 1977); Art and Nationalism in Colonial India 1850-1922: Occidental Orientations (Cambridge University Press, 1994); and Indian Art (Oxford University Press, 2002). At the Clark, Mitter will complete his monograph Modernity, Art, and Nationalism in India 1922-1947, a project culminating five years of research to address global modernism, colonial ideology, art historical canons, and the construction of identity by non-western nations with particular reference to India.

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