Universidade de Lisboa Repositório da Universidade de Lisboa

Repositório da Universidade de Lisboa >
Instituto de Ciências Sociais (ICS) >
MACO - Construção do mundo contemporâneo (ICS-MACO) >
ICS - MACO - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10451/7115

Título: A photograph of four orientalists (Bombay, 1885): knowledge production, religious identities, and the negotiation of invisible conflicts
Autor: Vicente, Filipa Lowndes, 1972-
Palavras-chave: Orientalismo
Arquivos Coloniais
Estudos Indianos
Issue Date: 2012
Editora: Brill
Citação: Vicente, F. L. (2012). A photograph of four orientalists (Bombay, 1885): knowledge production, religious identities, and the negotiation of invisible conflicts. In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, Vol. 55, Nº 2-3, pp. 603-636
Resumo: Abstract By analyzing the history of a photograph taken in a Bombay photo studio in 1885, this article explores notions of the production of knowledge on India and cultural dialogues, encounters, appropriations, and conflicts in colonial British India in the late nineteenth century. The photograph was taken after a Hindu religious ceremony in honour of the Italian Sanskritist Angelo de Gubernatis. Dressed as a Hindu Brahman, he is the only European photographed next to three Indian scholars, but what the image suggests of encounter and hybridity was challenged by the many written texts that reveal the conflicting dialogues that took place before and after the portrait was taken. Several factors were examined in order to decide who should and who should not be in the photograph: religion, cast, and even gender were successively discussed, before the category of “knowledge” became the bond that unified the four men who studied, taught, and wrote on India.
Arbitragem científica: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10451/7115
Versão do Editor: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/10.1163/15685209-12341247
Appears in Collections:ICS - MACO - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
ICS_FLVicente_Photograph_ARI.pdf931,62 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Please give feedback about this item
FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpace
Formato BibTex MendeleyEndnote Logotipo do DeGóis 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


  © Universidade de Lisboa / SIBUL
Alameda da Universidade | Cidade Universitária | 1649-004 Lisboa | Portugal
Tel. +351 217967624 | Fax +351 217933624 | repositorio@reitoria.ul.pt - Feedback - Statistics
Promotores do RCAAP   Financiadores do RCAAP

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Universidade do Minho   Governo Português Ministério da Educação e Ciência PO Sociedade do Conhecimento (POSC) Portal oficial da União Europeia