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Barefoot across the Nation: M F Husain and the Idea of India

Barefoot across the Nation: M F Husain and the Idea of India

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sumathi Ramaswamy
November 30, 2018

This book is the first inter-disciplinary engagement with the work of Maqbool Fida Husain, arguably India’s most iconic contemporary artist today, whose life and work are intimately entangled with the career of independent India as a democratic, secular and multi-ethnic nation. For more than half a...

No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying: The Museum in South Asia

No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying: The Museum in South Asia

1st Edition

Saloni Mathur, Kavita Singh
December 21, 2017

This volume brings together a range of essays that offer a new perspective on the dynamic history of the museum as a cultural institution in South Asia. It traces the museum from its origin as a tool of colonialism and adoption as a vehicle of sovereignty in the nationalist period, till its role in...

Women Architects and Modernism in India: Narratives and contemporary practices

Women Architects and Modernism in India: Narratives and contemporary practices

1st Edition

Madhavi Desai
October 26, 2016

Studies on architecture in South Asia continue to ignore women in canonical histories of the discipline. This book attempts to recover the stories of the women architects whose careers nearly parallel the development of modernism in colonial and postcolonial India. Writing their experiences into...

Garden and Landscape Practices in Pre-colonial India: Histories from the Deccan

Garden and Landscape Practices in Pre-colonial India: Histories from the Deccan

1st Edition

Daud Ali, Emma J. Flatt
December 21, 2015

This book presents a set of new and innovative essays on landscape and garden culture in precolonial India, with a special focus on the Deccan. Most research to date has concentrated on the comparatively well preserved gardens and built landscapes of the celebrated Mughal empire, giving the...

Modern Art in Pakistan: History, Tradition, Place

Modern Art in Pakistan: History, Tradition, Place

1st Edition

Simone Wille
October 24, 2014

Modern Art in Pakistan examines interaction of space, tradition, and history to analyse artistic production in Pakistan from the 1950s to recent times. It traces the evolution of modernism in Pakistan and frames it in a global context in the aftermath of Partition. A masterful insight into South...

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