Indian Art: An Overview is a seminal study on Indian Art's entry through Modernism into Post-Modernism. Through fifteen essays, leading tendencies in Indian art traced from the period of the 1850s onwards. Leading critics and art historians analyse the contributions of Kalighat Paintings, the Bengal School, Santiniketan, and the Madras aesthetic. Through essays on the influence of Raja Ravi Varma, Amrita Sher-Gil and the Progressive Artist's Group, the volume comes up to date with Indian Art in contemporary period. The volume also provides substantial essays on the history of printmaking and sculpture in India and contains some thematic essays that analyse trends in contemporary social context.

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Introduction - Gayatri SINHA

Kalighat Painting: Other Perspectives - Jyotindra JAIN

The Marketing Strategies of a Modern Indian Artist - Raja Ravi Varma - A. RAMACHANDRAN

Talent, Tragedy and the Myth of Amrita Sher-Gil - Rupika CHAWLA

The Bengal School - Santo DATTA

Santiniketan: A Community of Artists and Ideas - R. Siva KUMAR

Impulses of the 1940s - Sanjoy MALLIK

The Progressive Artists' Group - Chaitanya SAMBRANI

Indigenism: An Inquiry into the Quest for 'Indianness' in Contemporary Indian Art - Shivaji K. PANIKKAR

The 1970s - Simultaneous Streams - Gayatri SINHA

The Madras School - Modes of Abstraction - A.S. RAMAN

The History of Printmaking in India - Shivaji K. PANIKKAR, Jyoti BHATT

Modern Indian Sculpture - Ratan PARIMOO

Subverting the Icon - Geeti SEN

Indian Art: Influences and Impulses of the 1980s and 1990s - Ranjit HOSKOTE

Installation Art in India - Roobina KARODE

Indian Art: An Overview
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Indian Art: An Overview