in what ways are the Indiansdepicted an inferior

In picturesque paintings:
  • India was depicted as a quaint land,
  • Its landscape was rugged and wild, seemingly untamed by human hands.
  • They represented the traditional life of India as pre-modern, changeless and motionless, typified by faqirs, cows, and boats sailing on the river.
  • They showed modernising influence of British rule, by emphasising a picture of dramatic change.
In portrait paintings:
  • The Indians  were shown as submissive,  as inferior,  as serving their white masters, while the British  are shown as superior and imperious
  • They are depicted to flaunt their clothes, stand regally or sit arrogantly, and live a life of luxury.
  • Indians are never at the centre of such paintings; they usually occupy a shadowy

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