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Depiction of rain in the Rajput Miniature tradition

Rain is an important aspect of the cultural life of the Indian subcontinent, and it continues to evoke a range of emotions and memories. It has inspired music, literature, poems and paintings…

Art and Activism

This article is based on an online talk on the topic of Protests against Discriminatory Oppression on 7th March, 2021, and has been slightly edited for clarity. The connection between art and…

Conversation on ‘Acrobat: Poems by Nabaneeta Dev Sen’

Translated by Nandana Dev Sen Asia Society India Centre hosted an online conversation on the book Acrobat: Poems by Nabaneeta Dev Sen (published by Juggernaut Books) on February 02, 2022; the organization’s…

The Museum in Perspective (Part II)

Capitalism and the Museum One of the most fascinating aspects of the history of the museum is its relationship with capitalism, which, like the museum itself, had its origin in Enlightenment. The…

Aftermath of a Pandemic: Arts, Artists and Survival

The pandemic has shown us how broken our systems are, and how much injustice still plays havoc with people’s lives. It is as if by wearing our masks our blindfolds have fallen…

Zdzisław Beksiński’s Real Dystopia

An unreal reality. Or perhaps too real. Zdzislaw Beksinski was born on 29th February 1929 in Sanok in Poland and died on 21st February 2005. The scale and draughtsmanship of paintings came…