Visual Art

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Vasudevan Akkitham
Artist Gulammohammed Sheikh dons many roles in life—painter, poet, educator, writer, art historian—all of which emerge from and coalesce into his engagement with contemporary sociopolitical concerns. Born in Surendranagar, Gujarat, Sheikh discovered his passion for poetry and painting while in…
in Interview
Sayan Gupta
Shahids (martyrs)[1] play a significant role in the history of the Sikh Panth (Sikhism) and its popular visual culture.[2] The shahadat tasveeran (martyrdom images),[3] which is a recurring motif in the delineation of the glorious history of the Sikh qaum (quam is a Persian word used both for…
in Overview
Sayan Gupta
This module focusses on the shahadat tasveeran (martyrdom images), part of  twentieth- and twenty-first-century Sikh visual culture in India. It is an art historical, ethnographic and subaltern study of the grotesque images of martyrdom, and a critical analysis of the artistic production of oil…
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Sayan Gupta
Gurvinderpal Singh talks about the importance of Sikh shahids (martyrs) and gurus, and the effects of this martyrdom on Sikh art, the source of inspiration for recreating the past in the form of painting, journey as an artist and the role of the museum authority in his artworks…
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Krishen Khanna
It has been a long haul from the time we would see Syed Haider Raza sitting in the corner of a street in Bombay, sketching and painting the streets and houses of the localities he was drawn to. The culmination of these forays was a sizeable oil painting of Marine Drive which was exhibited at the…
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Anju Bala
  The history of art schools in India can be traced back to the British era, as many of these schools were established by the British almost 170 years ago. In the second half of the 19th century, the British administration established art schools in the presidency capitals of Madras, Calcutta, and…
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Anju Bala
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Sashank Kini
  A) Books:    1. Agrawal, B. C., & Aghi, M. (1987). Television and the Indian child: a handbook. New Delhi: United Nations Childrens Fund.  2. Agrawal, B. C., Karnik, K. S., Lal, C., & Vishwanath, K. (1999). Children's Television in India A Situational Analysis. New Delhi, India: Concept…
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Sashank Kini
Doordarshan, the national television network, was the first ever channel to be launched in India in 1959. It held a virtual monopoly in the television broadcasting industry until the country’s liberalization in 1991. During this period, Doordarshan was the sole television channel available to the…
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  M.D. Muthukumaraswamy: I want to ask you about the title of your article, 'The Honest Body' (published in Voyages of the Body and Mind: Selected Female Icons of India and Beyond, eds. Anita Ratnam and Ketu H. Katrak, Cambridge, 2014). What do you mean by 'honest body' and is there something…
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