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In the Face of Hanuman: Myth and Marketing
Thematic Tour
Fee: 2,50 plus ticket
By the early 19th century the image trade with the colonies was already booming. Prints produced in Germany were purchased by British traders and shipped to India, where they achieved great popularity as backgrounds for mythological scenes. The theatre scholar Saskya Iris Jain explains how props from different cultures are worked into collages and what role commerce played in giving rise to new mythologies.