Recent Posts

Upcoming Book - December 2017

Sri Lankan Art: New Narratives

Edited by Sujatha Arundathi Meegama

This anthology of essays, devoted to Sri Lanka’s art histories, showcases current research into the island’s diverse artistic traditions. Ranging from the ancient city of Anuradapura to the contemporary art scene, this volume highlights the connected art histories between local, regional and global art worlds.


Upcoming Magazine - September 2017

The French Connection

Edited by Dr Devika Singh

This issue focuses on artistic exchanges between India and France in the fields of painting, fashion, photography, film and architecture, before and after Indian independence. It seeks to map some of the wider exchanges that took place between Indian and French artists and bring together for the first time some of the most innovative and significant artworks made by Indian and French modern and contemporary artists, many of which remain little known to a broad audience.


Upcoming Book - September 2017

Delhi’s Qutb Complex, the Minaret, Mosque and Mehrauli

By Catherine Asher

The Qutb complex is one of Delhi’s major tourist attractions and the Qutb Minar is often used as an iconic emblem representing the city. Yet aside from scholarly essays and largely descriptive books on the site, there has been little attempt to write an accessible analysis of the site’s monuments, patrons, inscriptions and history. This book will examine not only the site as it was developed in the early Sultanate period, but also probe its life prior to the establishment of Muslim rule in the late 12th century and then again after the period of Sultanate patronage of the site up to the present. This study will show that over time the complex remained considerably more significant in meaning than is generally believed. The surrounding urban area including dargahs, temples, mosques, tombs and water sources will be studied as well especially in terms of their relation to the core mosque and minaret.


Upcoming Magazine - June 2017

Contemporary Dance in India

Edited by Astad Deboo and Ketu H. Katrak

This issue probes the many factors and challenges facing Contemporary Dance in India, prominent since the 1980s (with earlier artists such as Uday Shankar and Chandralekha). Through essays, photo features and interviews, we highlight the work of key personalities and institutions within this field and examine the following questions—What defines this style and distinguishes it from modern dance in the West? How are classical Indian dance styles interwoven into new-age choreography? What are the unique innovations in movement, theme, costuming, music, multimedia and staging that are visible today? Is contemporary dance in India a predominantly urban phenomenon? What are the forums and venues that support this form of dance financially and otherwise?


Upcoming Book - June 2017

Monuments Matter: India's Archaeological Heritage since Independence

By Nayanjot Lahiri

This volume aims to provide a mix of perspectives on Indian archaeology since Independence. 1947 saw a redrawing of the political map, as a consequence of which a united India came to be partitioned into the two nation-states of India and Pakistan. The book begins by looking at the impact this had on monuments, on museum collections, and on the nature of archaeological research itself. It goes on to provide an overview of archaeological investigations as also of methods used in collecting and processing data. A scrutiny of Indian archaeology’s accomplishments and failures since Independence is the conceptual theme that binds together this book.