This exhibition takes the 'Santhal Family' by Indian artist Ramkinkar Baij as the starting point. Deemed as the first major modernist public sculpture in India, 'Santhal Family' fuses the forms of modernism and temple/traditional sculpture. The exhibition explores the art historical significance of Santhal Family as well as the sculpture’s relationship to art and social change.

This publication is produced in conjunction with the titled exhibition. It features commissioned texts from critics and scholars and visual essays by artists. Brief biographical notes of the contributors included.
Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.SAF3
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2008

No of pages

144

ISBN / ISSN

9789072828323

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction

- Grant WATSON

Ramkinkar Baij and Modernism's Dual Commitments

- R. Siva KUMAR

Ramkinkar and Modernity: A Photo Essay

- Anshuman DASGUPTA

Burying Lenin in Birbhum and Pentonville

- Will BRADLEY

The Santhal Family and the Intervention of a Subaltern Counterpublic

- Stephen MORTON

Statue

- Mahasweta DEVI

Between Aesthetics of Migration and Migratory Aesthetics

- Sudeep DASGUPTA

Fast Asleep

- Melvin MOTTI

Yaksha Prashna

- Raqs Media Collective

In Conversation

- Irit ROGOFF, Anshuman DASGUPTA

Santhal Family: Positions Around An Indian Sculpture
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