Lessons from hell: printing and punishment in India, ed. by Jyotindra Jain et al.
Vol. 69, No.3 March 2018
136p., full of col. illus., 25x32cm.
About the book:
This book documents the growth of printed images of punishments in hell from 19th-and 20th-century India. It traces the sources of iconography and formal visual structures that found new expression in late 19th-century chromolithographs showing deeds and their punishments. These prints, often titled Karni Bharni (reap as you sow), remain part of a living tradition, being still commercially produced by several presses.