Tag Archives: Twentieth Century

Documentary Theater & the Avant-Garde

A review of The Destiny of Words: Documentary Theatre, the Avant-Garde, and the Politics of Form, by Timothy Youker.  There is a critical tendency to…

Hypnotism & “Pseudoscience” in China

Studying the “Pseudo” Seriously: Hypnotism in Early Twentieth-Century China My interest in hypnotism stems from my study of another “dubious” discipline, crowd psychology. Part of…

Asianist Projects in India 1917-37

A review of Orienting India: Interwar Internationalism in an Asian Inflection, 1917-1937, by Carolien Stolte. Carolien Stolte’s dissertation explores a variety of expressions of Asianism…

Rock Music in Post-Liberalization Bangalore

A review of Rock Bands/Rock Brands: Mediation and Musical Performance in Post-liberalization Bangalore, by Chloe Louise Coventry. In Rock Bands/Rock Brands, Coventry addresses the manifold…

Alkazi Collection of Photography, New Delhi

A review of The Alkazi Collection of Photography, New Delhi, India. The Alkazi Collection of Photography (ACP) is a private archive of nineteenth- and twentieth-century…

Jute in the Bengal Delta 1850s-1950s

A Review of The Envelope of Global Trade: The Political Economy and Intellectual History of Jute in the Bengal Delta, 1850s to 1950s, by Tariq…