HORSE AND RIDER, KUTCH c1840, COLOUR ON PAPER, 14.5 x 18.5 CM. PORTVALE COLLECTION – TAASA Review June 2010

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soldiers uniforms, snake charmers their characteristic flutes and so on.

Costumes, weapons, headgear, a worker’s tools, such items enabled human subjects to be coded into categories, and denied individuality.

Local artists recorded for the new rulers knowledge about who and what they ruled: art became the handmaiden for imperial documentation – and domination...