ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Managing India’s Pasts

The lack of clarity and transparency in the impending restructuring of organisations like the Films Division of India and the National Film Archive of India, under the umbrella of the National Film Development Corporation of India, disenfranchises the real stakeholders of India’s fi lm heritage—the Indian public.

Namdeo Dhasal’s New Language- A reflection of the conscience of the oppressed

Marathi poet Namdeo Dhasal challenged Brahminical literature and sought to reconstruct a caste-less society through his works.

Restoring Heritage

The artisan community in Chandannagar faces a life of precarity and institutional apathy.

Concrete Labour and Corporeal Aesthetic

The art of lavani as an aesthetic labour involves a contradictory sense of the self. At one level, self-realisation of an artists assigns them a complete autonomy on aesthetic production, while at another level, it also generates a sense of self-exploitation which is social and structural.

The Craft and Lifeworld of Artist and Art in Society

Perspectives on Work, Home, and Identity from Artisans in Telangana: Conversations Around Craft by Chandan Bose, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019; pp 311, ¤93.59.

Art for Whose Sake?

Socially engaged art is inclusive, community-driven, and devoid of the traditional binaries associated with art.

The Feigned Lives of Facebook

Art and philosophy can show the way for a social media that embraces life in its totality, allowing for the projection of our true selves on social media.

Managing Cultural Practices

The decision by the Karnataka state government to allow a private foundation to adopt the Venkatappa Art Gallery has come under severe criticism from artists and the general public. Can there be a workable model for participation from corporates in museums and art galleries that can ensure research and conservation of cultural assets and fostering art for all strata of society?

Chittaprosad (1915-78)

The birth centenary of Chittaprosad, the radical artist from Bengal, was last year. Born in 1915 at Naihati in present-day North 24 Parganas District, West Bengal, Chittaprosad settled in Chattagram, now in Bangladesh. He developed a great reverence for the heroes and heroines of the Chattagram...

Unheard Melodies from Afghanistan

An extremely well-researched report prepared by an expert on Afghan music and brought out by the Copenhagen-based Freemuse not only sheds light on the state of music and musicians of Afghanistan at a critical juncture of history, but also provokes wider questions about the basic relationship between artistes and religious and political bigots.
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