'Written by some of India's best-known critics and scholars of contemporary art, the articles trace the presence of women on the Indian art scene from the early initiative of Amrita Sher-Gil in the 1930s to the artists of the 1990s. The fifteen painters, sculptors, and graphic artists featured here have been instrumental in carving out a "feminine space" in Indian art. They reflect the historical impulses of each decade: of nationalism and independence, the thrust towards modernism and feminism, and the questioning of the role of women in Indian myth and social archetypes.' (Excerpt from front flap)

Over 130 illustrations accompany the essays. Brief biographies of the critics included. 
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Onsite

editor

Gayatri SINHA

Location code REFL.SIG2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

1996

No of pages

174

ISBN / ISSN

8185026343

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction

- Gayatri SINHA

On Amrita Sher-Gil: Claiming a Radiant Legacy

- Nilima SHEIKH

Devayani Krishna: The Fire of God

- Keshav MALIK

Pilloo Pochkhanawala: Disharmony and Inner Mechanics

- Anahite CONTRACTOR

Meera Mukherjee: Recasting the Folk Form

- Tapati GUHA-THAKURTA

Nasreen Mohamedi: Dimensions out of Solitude

- Geeta KAPUR

Arpita Singh: Of Mother Goddesses and Women

- Yashodhara DALMIA

Anjolie Ela Menon: Images and Techniques

- Rupika CHAWLA

Madhvi Parekh: Child's World, Mother's Fantasy

- Pranabranjan RAY

Anupam Sud: The Ceremony of Unmasking

- Geeti SEN

Nilima Sheikh: Human Encounters with the Natural World

- Mala MARWAH

Gogi Saroj Pal: 'Between Myth and Reality'

- Uma NAIR

Nalini Malani: 'Memory Stress and Recall'

- Kamala KAPOOR

Latika Katt: Towards Dematerialisation of Material

- Amit MUKHOPADHYAY

Navjot: Of Response and Responsibility

- Chaitanya SAMBRANI

Arpana Caur: Confronting Womanhood

- Gayatri SINHA

Expressions and Evocations: Contemporary Women Artists of India
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