This book has been published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India'. It focuses on contemporary Indian art of the past decade, a period marked by enormous social, cultural, and economic change that counted political violence and rapid economic growth brought about by liberalization and foreign investment among the most significant.

These issues and others form the context for the works of the artists in the exhibition, co-organized by the Asia Society and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The artists come from all around India, from the metropolises of Delhi and Mumbai to the rural regions of Kondagaon, and regional and local differences within this vast country are reflected in the diversity of the themes expressed as well as the selection of media and artistic practices.

Checklist of the exhibition, artist biographies, bibliography, map and timeline of India since 1947 are included.
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Preface - Chaitanya SAMBRANI
On the Double Edge of Desire - Chaitanya SAMBRANI
Visuality and Visual Art - Speculating on a Link - Ashish RAJADHYAKSHA
Indin's Modern Vernacular - On the Edge - Kajri JAIN
Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India
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