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A guide to discovering the art of India & its best artists!

Benode Behari Mukherjee : The Visionary Indian Artist

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“Against all odds” is perhaps the most apt phrase to describe the inspiring journey of Benode Behari Mukherjee - one of India’s most celebrated...

From Lahore to Delhi: the journey of artist B.C Sanyal

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The 1940s were a turning point in Modern Indian art - the freedom movement in India had gained feverish momentum; the growing communal disharmony...

“A Typical Shantiniketan Girl” and other identities of Rani Chanda

Rabindranath Tagore’s daughter-figure, Nandalal Bose’s student, Abanindranath Tagore’s co-painter, Mukul Dey’s sister, writer, nurse and a freedom fighter in her own right; Rani Chanda...

Pursuit of a Dream: Elizabeth Brunner and India

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Born in 1909 Nagykaniza, a small town in Hungary, Elizabeth Brunner was the daughter of painters Ferenc Sass and Elizabeth Sass-Brunner. Her story is...

In Paintings: The World of the Devgarh Painter Bagta

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…धाभाई सामो भाई लालो चितारो बखतो उभो…..(..Dhabhai, Bhai Lalo, and Chitaro Bakhato are standing…) This part of a lengthy inscription written in Devanagari script...
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The Master Sculptor of India: Ramkinkar Baij

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Born into a poor barber's family in Bengal's Bankura district, Ramkinkar Baij is considered to be the "Father of Modern Indian sculpture”. His tryst...

‘Salam Chechi’ : a tribute to Malayali Nurses by artist Nilima Sheikh

Has it ever occurred to you, that as a new-born, our first source of comfort or the first warm hug came from a Nurse?...
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#MuseumJigsaw: a painting by Anjolie Ela Menon

Padmashree awardee Anjolie Ela Menon is among India’s leading modern artists and one of the earlier women artists to gain international recognition. Never afraid...

Crossword: Can you name #5WomenArtists from India?

Time to test your culture quotient - how well do you know India? For every Sunday now, we bring you a new crossword as...

Indusudha Ghosh : between art and revolution

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The 20th century witnessed India rise from a jewel in Britain’s imperial crown to Independence. India’s struggle for freedom is an ongoing endeavour but...
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