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Tapati Guha Thakurta
images/faculty_images/TapatiGuha-Thakurta.jpg Professor of History
D. Phil (Oxford University, UK)
  • The Aesthetics of the Popular Print: Lithographs and Oleographs from 19th and 20th Century India, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta, 2006.
  • Monuments, Objects, Histories: Institutions of Art in Colonial and Postcolonial India, Columbia University Press, New York and Permanent Black, New Delhi, 2004.
  • Visual Worlds of Modern Bengal: An introduction to the pictorial and photographic material in the documentation archive of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, Seagull and CSSSC, Calcutta, 2002.
  • Representing the Bengali Modern: Dharmanarayan Dasgupta, Calcutta, Galerie 88, 2000.
  • In Her Own Right: Remembering the Artist, Karuna Shaha, Seagull, Calcutta, 2001.
  • The Making of a New ‘Indian’ Art: Artists, Aesthetics and Nationalism in Bengal, c.1850–1920, Cambridge University Press, South Asian Series, 1992.
Few recent articles
  • “Lineages of the Modern in Indian Art: The Making of a National History”, in Kamala Ganesh and Usha Thakkar, ed. Culture and the making of Identity in Contemporary India, New Delhi, Sage, 2005.
  • “From Spectacle to ‘Art’: The Changing Aesthetics of Durga Puja in Contemporary Calcutta”, Art India, Vol. 1X, Issue iii, Quarter iii, 2004.
  • “The Period of Colonialism and Nationalism”, chapter in Frederick Asher, ed., The Art of India: Prehistory to the Present, Encyclopadea Brittanica, 2003, pp. 109–128.
  • “What Makes for the ‘Authentic’ Female Nude in Indian Art?”, in Shivaji K. Panikkar, Parul Dave Mukherji and Deepta Achar, ed., Towards a New Art History: Studies in Indian Art, D.K. Printworld, New Delhi, 2003.
  • “The Monument as Image: The Compulsions of Visual Representation in Colonial India”, in Maria Antonella Pelizzari, ed., Traces of India: Architecture, Photography and the Politics of Representation, Montreal, Canadian Centre for Architecture, and Ahmedabad, Mapin, 2003.
  • “The Endangered Yakshi: Careers of An Ancient Art Object in Modern India”, in Partha Chatterjee and Anjan Ghosh, ed., History and the Present, Permanent Black, New Delhi, 2002.
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