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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…

Morandi’s ‘natures mortes’

The Pilgrim’s Bowl, by Swiss poet Philippe Jaccottet, is a meditation on the work of Italian artist Giorgio Morandi and its power to evoke a complexity of emotions. Jaccottet examines Morandi’s still…

Nocturnal Lament

Featured Image: 1 of the artworks from a suite of 6 titled ‘Nocturnal Lament’ by Chhatrapati Dutta

Contemporary Indian Art at Auction

The Indian art market, as it happens, is at an all time high. With art moving into the category of capital asset and being treated as an investment rather than merely a…

Hand to Mouth: Pushpamala N’s (In)edible Nationalisms and Corporeal Performance – An Excerpt

Motherland: Pushpamala N.’s Woman And Nation is an interdisciplinary scholarly catalogue that examines Motherland, an important series of photo-performances by the acclaimed artist Pushpamala N. on the Indian nation personified as woman,…

Homeward: Towards a Poetics of Space

In Homeward, Soibam Haripriya brings together writers, artists, poets and photographers to question presumptions of home, the idea of a homeland and, by extension, the nation. Articulating and imagining the meanings of home,…

Learn Togetherness III at KCC: Celebrating Pride Month

Pride Month holds immense significance in the Indian context as it serves as a platform for raising awareness, advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, and fostering inclusivity and acceptance. One ongoing event that exemplifies…

Asgiriya, 10/51: The Unreliable Authenticity of Shehan Karunatilaka’s ‘Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew’

“…fancy being done by a bloody Chinaman.”­– Walter Robins about Ellis Achong, England vs. West Indies, Old Trafford, 1933. “What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?”– Beyond a Boundary,…