Excerpt from Vivan Sundaram, Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita, Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2001:
'In this work I bring together the sisters Amrita and Indira in the confrontationist manner of a standard Hollywood shot. The photograph of Amrita in Bombay was taken by Karl Khandalavala in 1936. Amrita and Karl wrote notes behind each of the twelve photographs he took. He wrote, 'Not bad as a side face, but I’ve missed something in the face which I saw as I was taking it.' Amrita replied, 'I like his. I would prefer the trimming closer to the head.' Indira’s photograph was taken in Shimla in the early 1940s by her father.'
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