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Art of Bengal: a vision defined 1955-1975

Rudrangshu Mukherjee (Editor)
Synopsis The ten artists featured in this book belong to the generation that largely reworked and repositioned the stance of visual art in modern India. Founded on the detailed academic study made of the period by Dr. Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Dr. Bhaswati Chakravorty, Dr. Sovon Som, and Ms. Rita Datta, this book holds the glass closer to the historical, socio-cultural, and artistic conditions of the period. The book, "Art of Bengal-a vision defined" concentrates on delineating the total creative output of a generation, its commitment, and its philosophical and ethical concerns. During this period, the artists, having discarded the robe of colonialism along with all its appendages, wove instead a new cloth, coloured by local motifs and patterns, and completely consistent with indigenous history and practices. At the same time they were educated in democratic values and empowered by the euphoric sense of freedom, which was the dominant spirit of the country. Consequently, they created a canvas tha
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About the author

Rudrangshu Mukherjee

Rudrangshu Mukherjee was educated at Presidency College, Kolkata, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. He was awarded a D.Phil in Modern History by the University of Oxford in 1981. He has taught History at the University of Calcutta and held visiting appointments at Princeton University, the University of Manchester and the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is author of Awadh in Revolt 1857-58: A Study of Popular Resistance (Delhi, 1984, repr. 2002) and Spectre of Violence: The 1857 Kanpur Massacres (Delhi, 1998). He has also edited The Penguin Gandhi Reader (Delhi, 1993) and the Art of Bengal: A Vision Defined, 1955-75 (Kolkata, 2003). He is the co-editor of Trade and Politics and the Indian Ocean World: Essays in Honour of Ashin Das Gupta (Delhi, 1998). He is now editor, editorial pages, The Telegraph.

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Bibliographic information

Title Art of Bengal: a vision defined 1955-1975
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8187977027
length 153p., Plates; Illustrations; Table; 29 cm.