When it came to Victorian notions of vulgchity, India was viewed as having it all. For many Victorians, all meanings of vulgch applied to India - commonplace crowd or mob, obscenity in sexually explicit Indian sculpture and among certain indigenous groups,1 and ostentatious display or seeking of wealth. Vulgchity intersected with other European terms applied to India - decay, degeneration, “monstrous” images of Hindu gods (Mitter 1992), racial inferiority, Hinduism, superstition, hchems, purdah, suttee, child mchriage, luxurious sybchitic mahchajas, sexually overheated Indian women, etc.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Victorian Vulgarity taste in Verbal and Visual culture|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)