Essays and Articles


Essays and articles

Essays and articles by Giles Tillotson

Chapters in Books and Exhibition Catalogs

2009 ‘Palaces and the Politics of Style’, in Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal
Courts, edited by Anna Jackson and Amin Jaffer, V&A Publishing, London, pp. 170-189;
German edition, München, 2010

2008 ‘Depicting Kingship: Portraits of the Maharajas of Jaipur’, (co-authored with
Vibhuti Sachdev), in Portraits in Princely India 1700-1947, edited by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, Marg Publications, Mumbai, pp. 98-109

2006 ‘Architecture and Identity in Three Indian States’, in Islamic Art in the 19th Century: Tradition, Innovation and Eclecticism, edited by Doris Behrens-Abouseif and Stephen Vernoit, Brill, Leiden, pp. 387-408

2004 ‘Hodges and Indian Architecture’, in William Hodges RA, 1744-1797: The Art of Exploration, edited by Geoff Quilley & John Bonehill, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, pp, 49-60

1997 ‘A Visible Monument: Architectural Policies and the Victoria Memorial Hall’, in
The Victoria Memorial Hall: Conception, Collections and Conservation, edited by Philippa Vaughan, Marg Publications, Bombay, pp. 8-23

1996 ‘”Many very Picturesque Views indeed”: Watercolours and Drawings of India by Thomas and William Daniell’, in India Observed: The P&O Collection of Watercolours of India, Christie’s, London, pp. 11-112 [introduction and catalogue notes]

1995 ‘A Fair Picture: Hodges and the Daniells at Rajmahal’, in Under the Indian Sun: British Landscape Artists, edited by Pauline Rohatgi & Pheroza Godrej, Marg Publications, Bombay, pp. 53-66

1994 ‘Orientalizing the Raj: Indo-Saracenic Fantasies’, in Architecture in Victorian and Edwardian India, edited by Christopher W. London, Marg Publications, Bombay, pp. 15-34

1993 ‘Farangi and Babu: Two Early Theories of Indian Architecture’, in Perceiving India: Insight and Inquiry, edited by Geeti Sen, Sage Publications, New Delhi, pp. 209-224

1990 ‘The Indian Picturesque: Images of India in British Landscape Painting, 1780-1880’, in
The Raj: India and the British 1600-1947, edited by C.A. Bayly, National Portrait Gallery, London, pp. 141-51, 201-13

1985 ‘L’Architettura Reale Rajput’, in Vita di Corte nel Rajasthan, edited by Rosa Maria Cimino, Florence, pp. LV-LXIII // ‘Royal Rajput Architecture’, in Life at Court in Rajasthan, edited by Rosa Maria Cimino, Florence, pp. LV-LXIII


Articles in scholarly journals etc.

2008 ‘C.G. Blomfield: Last Architect of the Raj’, South Asian Studies, Vol. 24, pp. 133-9

2004 ‘George S.T. Harris: An Architect in Gwalior’ South Asian Studies, Vol. 20, pp. 9-24

2004 ‘The Jaipur Exhibition of 1883’ Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. 14 Pt. 2,
pp. 111-126

2000 ‘Beyond Stately Pleasure: the Iconography of the Dome in India’, Domes: Papers Read at the Annual Symposium of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain 2000, pp. 43-56

1999 ‘Grammar and Ornament: Routes to the Past’, A+D, Vol. XVI, No. 5, pp. 103-5

1997 ‘A Painter of Concern: Critical Writings on Amrita Sher-Gil’, India International Centre Quarterly, Vol. 24, No.4, pp. 57-72

1997 ‘Svastika Mansion: A Silpa-Sastra in the 1930s’, South Asian Studies, Vol. 13, pp. 87-97

1996 ‘Rajasthan and central India’, Indian subcontinent III, 7(ii)(b), The Dictionary of Art, Macmillan, London, Vol. 15, pp. 385-393

1995 ‘Architecture and Anxiety: The Problem of Pastiche in Recent Indian Design’,
South Asia Research, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 30-47 [reprinted in Vinita Damodaran & Maya Unnithan-Kumar (eds), Postcolonial India: History, Politics and Culture, Manohar, Delhi, 2000, pp. 291-300]

1993 ‘Vincent J. Esch and the Architecture of Hyderabad, 1914-36’, South Asian Studies, Vol. 9, pp. 29-46

1992 ‘The Indian Travels of William Hodges’, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society,
3rd series, Vol. 2, Part 3, pp. 377-98

1991 ‘Indian Architecture and the English Vision’, South Asian Studies, Vol. 7, pp. 59-74
[reprinted in David Arnold & Peter Robb (eds), Institutions and Ideologies, Curzon Press, Richmond, 1993, pp. 120-144]

1991 ‘The Paths of Glory: Representations of Sher Shah’s Tomb’, Oriental Art, Vol. XXXVII, No. 1, pp. 4-16

1990 ‘The Rajput Aesthetic: Ideals in Rajput Palace Design, 1450-1750’, South Asian Archaeology 1987, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of ASAAWE, ed. Maurizio Taddei, Rome, pp. 1165-1180

1990 ‘Murder in the Naga Hills’, South Asian Studies, Vol. 6, pp. 135-42

1986 ‘Politics and the Taj Mahal’, Oriental Art, Vol. XXXII, No. 3, pp. 266-9