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International Departures

Art in India after Independence

A new global history of Indian art after 1947.
In this richly illustrated account, Devika Singh presents together for the first time the work of Indian and foreign artists active in India after independence in 1947. The book engages with the many creators, critics, and patrons of post-war Indian art from Bhupen Khakhar, Zarina and Kekoo Gandhy to Isamu Noguchi, Le Corbusier, and Clement Greenberg. Devika Singh opens up new ways of thinking about Indian art by considering their reception in India and abroad. Featuring a wealth of rare and previously unpublished images, this provocative new book explores how artists in India participated in global modernism during a crucial period of decolonization and nation-building.

304 pages | 75 color plates, 32 halftones | 6 1/2 x 9 1/4

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