Art as Witness: 75 Years of Partition

Category : Essay

Art as Witness: 75 Years of Partition

Exploring the artistic landscapes of post-Partition India and Pakistan in collaboration with the ZVM Rangoonwala Foundation, featuring works from the VM Art Gallery Permanent Collection and MAP.

Krittika Kumari

How to Sniff Out a Fake? Long-Distance Trade and the Madras Handkerchief

This essay explores the history of a particular kind of handloom cloth from Madras, commonly referred to by its trade names, the Telia rumal or the Madras Handkerchief.

Adhitya Dhanapal

Interior Words: The Legacy of Studio Photography in India

A detailed history of studio photography in India, moving from the colonial to the postcolonial to the contemporary. The essay makes the intersection of commercial interests, power relations and changing sociopolitical attitudes that have defined and redefined photography’s role in the country.

Varun Nayar