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Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Mazzarella, William. 2003. Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization in Contem­ porary India. : Duke University Press. ———. Forthcoming. , “We’re Middle Class”: The Cultural Politics of Dominance in India. New Delhi: Routledge. ———. d. ” Unpublished manuscript. Mehta, Monika. 2001a. D. , University of Minnesota. ———. 2001b. “What Is Behind Film Censorship? ” Jouvert 5(3): 1–12. William Mazzarella and Raminder Kaur 27 Nandy, Ashis. 1995. The Savage Freud and Other Essays on Possible and Retrievable Selves.

Inference” and “metaphor” quickly revealed themselves to be difficult areas for the colonial state to police. 16 In January of that year, the Local Government of the Central Provinces issued a notification under the 1910 Act to prevent the dissemination of the “Ashtabhuja Devi” image published by the Ravi Varma Press. All copies of the picture found in the Central Provinces were to be forfeited to His Majesty. The justification for this was that the picture, in which the Hindu Goddess called Ashtabhuja Devi is depicted riding a lion and furiously attacking two butchers who have apparently just decapitated a cow, printed at the Ravi Varma Press Karla and elsewhere[,] contains visible representation likely to incite to acts of violence and to bring into hatred and contempt certain classes of His Majesty’s subjects in British India.

T w o Iatrogenic Religion and Politics Christopher Pinney F Iatrogenics irstly, iatrogenics. This is a concept and process which will help explicate how it is that reflexive interventions in culture themselves produce culture. In this chapter I will investigate the impact of the colonial censorship of images on the contemporary political constitution of India. ” My broader claim is that the particular intersection of religion and politics that characterizes much of the public life of contemporary India reflects—in part—a history and practice of censorship, both colonial and postcolonial.

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