In 1999 Art and Its Histories: A Reader (Yale and Open University, pp.253-7), edited by S. Edwards, chose Much Maligned Monsters as one of the texts 'that have played a significant role in shaping modern judgements and values about art'.
In November 2002, ARTNEWS (100th Anniversary Issue) chose Much Maligned Monsters as one of the influential books of the century. (Books Speaking Volumes. What are the most important books of the century? Critics, scholars and artists name their favourite, p. 174-5)
Art and Nationalism in Colonial India 1850-1922: Occidental orientations
In his new book Art and Nationalism in Colonial India, Partha Miter has amply fulfilled his own proposal, at the end of his magisterial...study Much Maligned Monsters 'to restore the religious, cultural and social contexts of Indian art'...[It] is a big book in every sense...a landmark of both art-historical and post-colonial scholarship, and will, one hopes, provide the inspiration for a whole new wave of studies of the relations between culture and imperialism' (excerpt from Nigel Leask's 20-page review in Comparative Criticism, vol. 20, 1998, 295-314).