Dr Daniel Rycroft is Lecturer in the Arts and Cultures of Asia at the
School of World Art Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
Since 2003 he has been a research fellow at the University of Sussex
where he undertook a research project on Subalternity and Visual
Representation in India. Here, he produced and directed the film Hul
Sengel: the Spirit of the Santal Revolution in close collaboration with
the Indian Confederation of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (New Delhi)
on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Santal Rebellion, a
movement which continues to inspire demands for Adivasi self-rule in
Jharkhand State (eastern-central India) today. His recent book entitled
Representing Rebellion: Visual Aspects of Counter-insurgency in
Colonial India published by Oxford University Press (2006) analyses
depictions of the colonial encounter in nineteenth century Jharkhand.