Arts & Culture
Rani ki Vav, a spectacular 11th-century stepwell in Patan, Gujarat, is now a UNESCO world heritage site. By LYLA BAVADAM in Patan
The Colombian-born artist Gabriel Atencio Ruiz brings the South American hero Simon Bolivar to us in flesh and blood. By SUNEET CHOPRA
AS part of its conservation effort in 2011, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) teamed up with the Scottish Ten team and CyArk to di...
Portrait photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries from the Alkazi collection make for a rich visual interpretive history and contribute to a nuanced understanding of many contemporary quandaries. By AJOY ASHIRWAD MAHAPRASHASTA. Pictures: THE ALKAZI COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Rabindranath Tagore’s concepts can form the basis of a critique of the idea of an over-centralised nation seeking cultural standardisation as also a plea for a more open, truly federal polity where people are free to imagine the nation in the way they want and relate to it on their own terms.
“Drawn from Light”, an exhibition of photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries by British and Indian photographers, shows how the new medium functioned as an essential tool in colonial historiography. By AJOY ASHIRWAD MAHAPRASHASTA. Pictures: The Alkazi Collection of Photography