Tasveer Ghar: A Digital Archive of South Asian Popular Visual Culture

Kajri Jain teaches in the Centre for Visual and Media Culture and the Graduate Department of Art at the University of Toronto. Her research is on popular image-cultures in India, with a particular focus on the interface between religion, visual culture and vernacular business cultures; she is the author of Gods in the Bazaar: the Economies of Indian Calendar Art (Duke University Press, 2007).

She has also taught, published and spoken on modern and contemporary art in South Asia. Initially trained as a graphic designer at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India, Jain has a PhD in Art History from the University of Sydney, held postdoctoral fellowships with the Australian Research Council and the Getty Research Institute, and has taught in departments of Art History, Cultural Studies and Film Studies in Australia, the US and Canada.

Kajri's essay at Tasveer Ghar:

Monuments, Landscapes and Romance in Indian Popular Imagery: Resisting the privacy of the couple

 

 

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