Women in Culture

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 artist, making a portrait of another woman. The painting raises...

“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 was an exception who carved out a niche for herself...

Pursuit of a Dream: Elizabeth Brunner and India

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 a most curious one. Convinced by a dream to travel across...

#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 to experiment, her works have varied over the decades -...

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 part of #MuseumGames ! Sounds fun? To make it...

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 was at...
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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 graduating from Punjab University in 1938, she joined the Lahore...

Mah Laqa Bai Chanda

Poet, Singer, Dancer, Warrior, Political Consultant, Champion for Girls’ education : Mah Laqa Bai donned many hats. Indian history has witnessed many inspiring women and Maha Laqa Bai is one of them. What she...
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