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It is not often that the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) puts on an exhibition about a member of its own staff. But this is no ordinary exhibition. It celebrates the work and life of a man who fathered a Nobel Prize-winning author who wrote the endearing “Jungle Book” which continues to fascinate every child in India till date. This celebrated staff member is none other than Lockwood Kipling, who worked with the museum when it was still called the South…

UNESCO World Heritage site, Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh has some of the oldest art on rocks. The name “Bhimbetka” means the “sitting place of Bhima” which alludes to its connection with Mahabharata times. When the World of Rock Art exhibition came to Chandigarh, I was naturally very excited. I had just finished a 3-day session with school students on Visual art history, and the exhibition timing couldn’t have been better. Prehistoric art depicts hunt, animals, and human figures dancing.…

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