Bengal and Modernity


Meera Kumar, in association with the University Engagement Programme, will give a guided tour of the exhibition Bengal and Modernity: Early 20th century art in India. This tour will illustrate how painting helped create a nationalist Indian identity that reflected Hindu values and harkened to a romanticized and pure past. The use of the female figure, and especially that of the Santhal (indigenous) woman, will be discussed, as women were seen as the keepers of Hindu tradition and of the country’s purity.

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Meera Kumar

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