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Bibliography


Detail: “Buddha; or the Ninth Avatar…” Robert J. Del Bontà collection, E004

Bloch, Esther, Marianne Keppens, and Rajaram Hegde. Rethinking Religion in India: The Colonial Construction of Hinduism. London: Routledge, 2010.

Cohn, Bernard S. “The Past in the Present: India as a Museum of Mankind.” In History and Anthropology 11:1 (1998), 1–38.

Del Bontà, Robert J. “From Herodotus Onwards: Descriptions of Unidentified Jains.” In Jaina Law and Society, edited by Peter Fluegel. Routledge: 2013.

Del Bontà, Robert J. “India Viewed from Afar: the Engravings of Bernard Picart.” University of Michigan Museum of Art, December 6, 2003–March 14, 2004.

Diamond, Debra, ed. Yoga: The Art of Transformation. Random House, 2013.

Hardgrave, Robert L. Portrait of the Hindus: Balthazar Solvyns & the European Image of India. Oxford University Press, 2004.

Hunt, Lynn, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt. The Book that Changed Europe: Picart and Bernard’s Religious Ceremonies of the World. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010.

Lach, Donald. Asia in the Making of Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965–93.

Lightbown, R. W. “Oriental Art and the Orient in Late Renaissance and Baroque Italy.” In Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 32 (1969), 265–79.

Marshall, Peter. The British Discovery of Hinduism in the 18th Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970.

Mitter, Partha. Much Maligned Monsters: History of European Reactions to Indian Art. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977.

Narayan, Kirin. “Reflections of the Field at Home: American Representations of Hindu Holy Men in the 19th and 20th Century.” In Cultural Anthropology 8:4 (November 1993), 476–509.

Oddie, Geoffrey A. Popular Religion, Elites, and Reforms: Hook-Swinging and its Prohibition in Colonial India, 1800–1894. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 1995.

Pinch, William R. Warrior Ascetics and Indian Empires. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Schwab, Raymond. The Oriental Renaissance: Europe’s Rediscovery of India and the East, 1680–1880, translated by G. Patterson-Black and V. Reinking. New York: Columbia University Press, 1984.

Singleton, Mark. Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Sloan, Kim, ed. Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the Eighteenth Century. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2003.

Sweetman, Will. Mapping Hinduism: ‘Hinduism’ and the Study of Indian Religions, 1600–1776. Halle: Franckesche Stiftungen, 2003.

White, David Gordon. Sinister Yogis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.



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