In the Shadow of the Raj. Derry Moore in In­dia

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Derry Moore Pres­tel Pub­lished: July 2017 Price: £35.00

In this fas­ci­nat­ing book, pho­tog­ra­pher Derry Moore cap­tures the In­dia of the 1970s and 80s with 40 never be­fore pub­lished pho­to­graphs.

The care­fully se­lected im­ages fea­ture stately ar­chi­tec­ture, sprawl­ing land­scapes and care­fully drawn por­traits of peo­ple who be­long both in the past and to the fu­ture.

Moore first be­gan pho­tograph­ing In­dia in the 1970s and was in­ter­ested in doc­u­ment­ing the lin­ger­ing hy­brid aes­thet­ics of a coun­try caught be­tween two worlds. His pho­to­graphs of ar­chi­tec­ture, in­te­ri­ors and land­scapes high­light the unique vis­ual cul­ture that is rich in In­dia and pro­duced in the cul­tural en­counter be­tween the coloniser and the colonised. This is all con­tained within a unique at­mos­phere of a coun­try that seems sus­pended in a time be­fore the ho­mogenis­ing tide of glob­al­i­sa­tion.

This book will ap­peal to any­one who has a love of In­dia and is fas­ci­nated by its past, whether re­cent or more an­cient. Moore’s pho­to­graphs cap­ture a world that on the whole doesn’t ex­ist any more and in that its value lies.

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