(4) Essays (online and offline)

Ansari, Shabana. Hand-painted film poster art is in vogue again, DNA

Bande, Usha. Pictorial art and the Indian ethos: Some thoughts on calendar

Boivin, Michel. Devotion and Iconography

Brosius, Christiane. 2004. “Of Nasty Pictures and ‘Nice Guys’: The Surreality of Online Hindutva”. In Sengupta, Shuddhabrata und Monica Narula (eds.). Media.Crisis. Sarai Reader 4. New Delhi: 138-151 (Download here).

Chandra, Nandini. The Amar Chitra Katha Shakuntala: Pin-Up or Role Model? South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, 4, 2010.

Chatterji, Partha. Critique of Popular Culture. Public Culture.

Chopra, Anupama. Caught on Canvas

Covington, Richard and Shahidul Alam. Masterpieces to Go: The Trucks of Pakistan, Saudi Aramco World, March/April 2005, pages 8-17

Exhibit explores Indian Calendar Art - New York - Brief Article (Art Business News)

Frembgen, Jürgen Wasim. Saints in Modern Devotional Poster-Portraits: Meanings and Uses of Popular Religious Folk Art in Pakistan

Gangar, Amrit. ‘A good poster artist is also a good sociologist’, DNA

Groys, Boris. Religion in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Eflux

Gupta, Trisha. ‘Visual history tells us about repressed histories’ Interview with Christopher Pinney (Tehelka)

Hawksley, Humphrey. Bollywood technology kills poster art (BBC)

Inglis, Stephen. Indian Popular Culture and Courtly Life

Insaf, Habiba. Indian calendar art: the popular picture story (Open India)

Jha, Sadan. The Life and Times of Bharat Mata, Nationalism as Invented Religion

Kashyup, Pallavi Goorha. Brand Yatra: Bollywood queens’ beauty in a bar

Kirkpatrick, Joanna. Rickshaw Revelations, Mukto Mona

Lotus Reads. Poster Art From India and Urban Camouflage in Japan

Madhu, Manjusha. The Art of Devotion & A Devotion to Art, The Sunday Guardian, May 20, 2012.

Mazumdar, Ranjani. The Bombay film poster

Mazumdar, Ranjani. The Bombay film poster, Seminar, May 2003

Newell, Zo Margaret. 'Picturing the Goddess: Bazaar Images and the Imagination of Modern Hindu Religious Identity,' Ph.D. Dissertation at Graduate School of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, May, 2011

Paint The Town Blue (wall art) - Outlook

Pinney, Christopher. The Nation (Un)Pictured? Chromolithography and 'Popular' Politics in India, 1878-1995, Critical Inquiry, Vol. 23, No. 4 (Summer, 1997), University of Chicago

Poster Art Of Bollywood: Contemporary Scene Report

Puppet Shows In India – A Dying Art

Ravikant and Prabhat Jha. 2007. 'Auto ke Peechhe kya hai' (in Hindi) (What's Behind the Auto?), Rachnakar blog

Ravindran, Shruti. My Name Is Green, Outlook, April 21, 2008

Rumi, Raza. Islamic poster art in India – and South Asia

Saeed, Yousuf. 'An Image Bazaar for the Devotee,' ISIM Review, 17, Leiden, 2006, pp. 8–9

Saeed, Yousuf. ‘Popular Art Bridges Divide’, The Times of India, New Delhi, 18 February 2006.

Saeed, Yousuf. 'Depicting the Saintly Miraculous Powers in Islamic Poster Art of South Asia', in Gopa Gupta et al (eds.), Religion and Popular Culture in the Indian Subcontinent (Seminar publication), Kolkata: Bethune College, 2012, 29-34.

Saeed, Yousuf. 'Poster piety', Himal Southasian, Vol 26, No.1, January 2013, Kathmandu, p. 202-09.

Saeed, Yousuf. 'Breaking Boundaries: Devotional Iconography in Popular Muslim Posters in India,' Manushi, No.157 (November-December 2006), New Delhi, pp. 12-15

Saeed, Yousuf. ‘Muslim Exotica of Hindi Filmdom,’ (a review on the book Islamicate Cultures of Bombay Cinema by Ira Bhaskar and Richard Allen, Tulika Books, Delhi, 2009), in The Book Review (South Asia Special – XIV) Aug-Sept.2009

Saeed, Yousuf. ‘Our New Minarets of Identity,’ Himal Southasian, web special, 4 December, 2009

Saeed, Yousuf. ‘Setting gender roles in Early Indian Print Advertisements,’ Marg (Issue titled Framing Women: Gender in Colonial Archive), Vol. 62, No. 4, June 2011, Mumbai, pp. 84-91

Saeed, Yousuf. 'Jannat ki Rail: Images of Paradise in India’s Muslim Popular Culture' in Mumtaz Currim (Ed.), Jannat: Paradise In Islamic Art, Mumbai: Marg Foundation, 2012. A review in Time Out Mumbai.

Saeed, Yousuf. 'Poster piety', Himal Southasian, Vol 26, No.1, January 2013, Kathmandu, p. 202-09.

Saeed, Yousuf. 'Writing an Art History of the Bazaar', Review of Glocal Studies, Vol.1, issue 1, Monsoon 2013, Saharanpur: Glocal University Press, 58-64.

Saeed, Yousuf. 'Ishtihar Tasveeren: Visual Culture of Early Urdu Magazines', Art Connect, Bangalore: India Foundation for the Arts, 2014.

Salam, Ziya-us. Popular for posterity, The Hindu

Sankhe, Shraddha. Can Urban Art Gain Mileage in India?

Singh, Jai Arjun. A film and its cover

Singh, Kishore. The Origins of Popular Hindu Religious Prints (Review of "Raja Ravi Varma and The Printed Gods of India" by Erwin Neumayer and Christine Schelberger)

Sinha, Gayatri. 'Slow dies the calendar art.' The Hindu, 2005.

Smith, Marquard. Visual Culture Studies

Steyerl, Hito. In Defense of the Poor Image, Eflux

Technology killing India's movie poster art (Reuters Life!)

Tekwani, Shyamsunder. "Visual Culture in Indian Politics:The Gaudy Billboard as Political Communication" New York City, NY. 2009-05-25

Thakurta, Tapati Guha. Women as 'Calendar Art' Icons: Emergence of Pictorial Stereotype in Colonial India. Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. 26, No. 43 (Oct. 26, 1991), pp. WS91-WS99

Times of India. Sit, don’t squat: Toilet posters on Swiss trains target Asians, June 6, 2015.

Uberoi, Patricia. Feminine Identity and National Ethos in Indian Calendar Art. Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. 25, No. 17 (Apr. 28, 1990), pp. WS41-WS4

Uberoi, Patricia. 'Unity in diversity?' Dilemmas of nationhood in Indian calendar art. Contributions to Indian Sociology, February 2002 vol. 36 no. 1-2 191-232

Zitaewitz, Karin. The Secular Icon: Secularist Practice and Indian Visual Culture

(5) Miscelleaneous Links

7 Secrets from Hindu calendar Art : Devdutt Pattanaik

Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK

BLAFT Publications: Independent Publishing House in Chennai, publishing Indian crime novels, experimental fiction, graphic novels.

Bollywood Poster Art meets new Fashion & Lifestyle Label

Calendar Art links

Christopher Pinney (Personal site)

Colourful Indian Popular art (Vineeta Nair)

Dakshina Chitra (Institute)

ETIHAS - Educational Technology for Indian History, Arts and Society.

H.A. Mirza & Sons Postcards on Delhi's monuments (The Delhi Wallah)

Indian cinema posters

Indian Culture Posters at allposters.com

Indian street signs and images (on Flickr.com)

India's Popular Art of Muslim Religious Posters

India's Street and Transit Music By Navin Thomas

Inside the Maharaja Talks: Indian Popular Culture

Jannat ki Rail, The Train to Heaven, A short musical video using Muslim poster art and devotional music

Minimal movie posters India

Mobile Artistic Platform across South India

Movie posters (IMP Awards)

Muslim popular devotional art in urban context (Sarai Fellowship), January 2004

Pop-Art Indian Estyle

Rickshaw slogans of India and Pakistan

SARAI/CSDS (New Delhi)

Street Art In India

Tibetan Art Calendar 2011

Yoda Press

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