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The Pre-Partition Indian Avant-Garde

Art historian Partha Mitter in conversation with Editor Kamil Ahsan
VOL. 1
INTERVIEW

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25 Aug 2020
Interview
Art History
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Art History
Avant-Garde Origins
1922 Bauhaus Exhibition
Rabindranath Tagore
Colonialism
Modernism
Ernst Gombrich
Eric Hobsbawm
Primitivism
Edward Said
Ramkinkar Baij
Bombay Progressive Artists
Satyajit Ray
Student Movements

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South Asian artists often deny the past of our own avant-garde. This is predicated on the nationalist myth of cultural purity fabricated in the 19th century. But if you deny history, you can't do anything.

RECOMMENDED: The Triumph of Modernism: India's Avant-Garde 1922-1947 by Partha Mitter (University of Chicago Press, 2007)



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