freedom struggle

Indusudha Ghosh : between art and revolution

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 back in the 20th century, the anti-colonial sentiment...

Remembering 7 women freedom fighters from India : through Stamps!

In the crowd of countless people, whose valour and unwavering perseverance got us freedom, were several women whose stories could not feature in the mainstream narrative of the freedom struggle. Nevertheless,...

Tracing Netaji’s Life through Museums

On the 122nd birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose, India celebrates the life of one of it's most heroic leaders. Bose has been known for his bravery, optimism...

Nationalism and Art in India

When Lord Curzon announced the the decision to partition Bengal  in 1905, little did he know it would lead to the rise of the first "Swadeshi" movement. The movement used the weapon of swadeshi...

This M.F Husain Painting is Inspired by India’s most Famous Tiger : Tipu Sultan!

... That little buzzing noise... Comes from a plaything of the Emperor's choice, From a Man-Tiger Organ, prettiest of his toys. The famous poet John Keats and M.F Husain were among the many artists to have been...

Rani Laxmibai : The Warrior Queen of Jhansi

On this day, that is June 18, we remember the legendary Queen of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai. Often tagged as India's Joan of Arc, the Queen was a heroine of the 1857 War of Independence...

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi through Art !

Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi , a global icon for peace was assassinated on January 30, 1948 by Nathuram Godse, sending an entire nation into shock, disbelief & grief. As India  remembers 'bapu' in significant...

Republic of Art: The Constitution as an Illustrated History of India

The Constitution of India is a fascinating piece of art. What other book can guide your present and ensure your future while constantly acknowledging the past? Let me decode that a bit : we all...
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