Depictions of children in pre-modern Indian art

Benjamin Fleming fleming_b4 at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 23 17:56:22 UTC 2010

Dear Dominik,
You should look at David Shulman's book, The Hungry God, which in addition to exploring the theme of infanticide in Indian literature, also examines, contains examples of these themes in Indian art. See:

Best Wishes,Benjy

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> Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 18:50:23 +0100
> From: wujastyk at GMAIL.COM
> Subject: Depictions of children in pre-modern Indian art
> Dear Colleagues,
> Can you point me to a scholarly discussion of this topic?  What are the
> earliest depictions of children in S. Asian art?  What deductions can be
> made about the idea of the child from any such images?  What I'm thinking
> about is the S. A. evidence that might inform a discussion of the "invention
> of childhood".
> Best,
> Dominik
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