Guha-Thakurta has the rare ability to present extremely passionate issues in clear prose and to offer a well-thought-out position...This wonderful book will surely play an essential role in all future discussions of Indian art.
(David Carrier CAA Reviews
This is an important new scholarly work... An astutely written analysis.
(Helen Asquine Fazio Journal of Asian Studies
This is an important book for all libraries with collections in art history, archaeology and South Asian studies.
(Lynn Zastoupil Journal of Asian History
Tapati Guha-Thakurta's book is a far-reaching study whose implications go well beyond in the case of India.
(Julie F. Codell Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
Compulsory reading for those who study South Asia.
(Contemporary South Asia
Guha-Thakurta provides the most penetrating and conceptual frame for the institutional history of Indian art.
(Valdas Jaskunas ACTA Orientalia Vilnensia
Monuments, Objects, Histories presents new, imaginative, and incisive analyses of the political pasts of India's art and architecture. Guha-Thakurta's impressively researched and wide-ranging book will be compulsory reading for students of colonial and postcolonial nationalism in South Asia.
(Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago)