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

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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...
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Revisiting Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pather Panchali’ … through Sculpture!

On May 3rd, 1955 'Pather Panchali' (Song of the Little Road) premiered at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, firmly establishing Satyajit...

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...
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Mahabalipuram : Arjuna’s Penance / Descent of Ganga

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Who doesn't love a great story? Now imagine, the story takes form of sculptures and caves - and 19 of them in the same...
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Look! 6 Paintings by S.H Raza : Ideas & Activities

Raza's art is an example of how simple geometric shapes can convey powerful ideas.  Here's a  deeper look into the art and philosophy of S.H Raza : India's most...

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...

5 Women Artists of the Mughal Court

Amidst the many treasures of Indian art at the Bharat Kala Bhavan, Varanasi, is a rare painting from the Shahjahan-period. It shows a female...

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...
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Nandalal Bose : The Man Who Illustrated the Constitution of India

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The Constitution of India has a simply wonderful story to tell. The journey of its creation is nothing short of a bestseller laden with...

Remembering Damyanti Chowla : one of the finest modern artists of India

In 2020, we celebrate 100th birth anniversary of Damyanti Chowla - an important artist, who has been largely missing from Indian art-history books. After...
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