Vivek Bald, Bengali Harlem, pp.16-7
He goes on to write about the sexualized image of the Indian “nautch” dancer. He also writes about many other ways that “exotic India” is used to sell things from cigarettes to circus attractions. A historical context to discussions that sometimes take place now. None of it is new, etc. Also a lot of this reminds me of a Politics of Style class I took.
[*Bald uses “India” here to refer to all regions considered India pre-1947](via indigocrayon)