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Royal Patronage, Power and Aesthetics in Princely India

ISBN 9781138663183
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Investigating the aesthetics of the zenana – the female quarters of the Indic home or palace – this study discusses the history of architecture, fashion, jewellery and cuisine in princely Indian states during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Cosmopolitan Collectors; Chapter 1a The Dholpur Jewellery Dispute, c. 1913: State Jewels, Stridhana and Zenana Patrons; Chapter 2 Trans-Regional Chefs, Kitchens and Cookbooks: Food in the Colonial and Postcolonial Zenana; Chapter 3 The Tawa’if and the Maharani: The Influence of Royal Aesthetics on Indian Cinema, Tourism and Popular Culture; Chapter 4 The Pardah Princess: Orientalist Portraits of the Zenana in Merchant Ivory’s Films; Chapter 5 Epilogue;

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