Jim Masselos's Beato's Delhi: 1857 and Beyond PDF

By Jim Masselos

ISBN-10: 0670085642

ISBN-13: 9780670085644

Beato’s Delhi deals a pictorial historical past of Delhi, introduced vividly to lifestyles in the course of the visible virtuosity of Felice A. Beato, the well-known nineteenth-century photographer who got here to India to checklist the final embers of the 1857 ‘Mutiny’, and Jim Masselos who, in 1997, retraced Beato’s footsteps and photographed an analogous websites so far as attainable. by the point Beato reached Delhi in January 1858, the British had already subdued the town, so he couldn't list the army crusade itself. despite the fact that, his lens was once possibly the 1st to trap the battleground and different locations of be aware in that crusade, supplying for posterity a few special perspectives of outdated Delhi prior to significant elements of it have been demolished within the aftermath of 1857, or substantially redeveloped because the years advanced. Beato’s luminous perspectives are juxtaposed with Masselos’s present-day pictures of the bustling city, laying off mild on how the face of Delhi has remodeled within the intervening 154 years. Supplemented with an illuminating textual content via Masselos and Narayani Gupta, Beato’s Delhi is a relocating testomony to the resilience of this ever-evolving city.

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