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Somewhat late in the day, Tate Britain has got around to an exhibition about the British Empire and its legacies.
Although photography was introduced to India soon after its 1839 European invention, it was not until 1857 that the new technology proliferated in the subcontinent. In Zahid R. Chaudhary’s heavily illustrated study, focused on colonial photographic practices following the Sepoy Revolt by Indian recruits (1857–8), this proliferation is central.
This is a beautifully illustrated book of serious scholarship and the three editors and the other contributing authors are to be congratulated.