'During the first half of the twentieth century, India made a significant contribution to modern art. This contribution has not, as yet, been sufficiently recognized in Europe and America but certain painters - the poet Rabindranath Tagore, Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy and George Keyt - have already won international respect.

[...] W.G. Archer traces the stages by which a modern movement in Indian art grew up between 1896 and the achievement of Indian independence in 1947. He describes the impact of modern art on India, the new evaluation of Indian art which resulted and the social and private circumstances which influenced the styles of four important artists.'

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Ernest Binfield HAVELL

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Art and the British: The End of the Nineteenth Century
Art and Revivalism: E.B. Havell and Abanindranath Tagore
Art and Nationality: Critics and Theories
Art and the Unconscious: Rabindranath Tagore
Art and the Village: Amrita Sher-Gil
Art and the Primitive: Jamini Roy
Art and Romance: George Keyt
India and Modern Art
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