Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-2014

Abstract

Jamini Roy is considered the father of Indian modern art as he attempted to use his paintings to find cultural independence from Western notions of art grafted by the British on its colonies. This quest was taking place alongside the India's fight for political independence. On his death in 1972, the Indian government declared his art national heritage and banned all further exports. The chapter describes how one of the largest collections of Jamini Roy paintings in the world came to be curated in an apartment on Baker Street in London.The author interweaves the story of Jamini with his own search for identity as an immigrant in the USA.

Discipline

Arts Management | Asian Studies | Business

Research Areas

Marketing

Publication

Re-imagine: India-UK cultural relations in the 21st century

Editor

Shrabani Basu

First Page

118

Last Page

134

ISBN

9789382951346

Publisher

Bloomsbury

City or Country

New Delhi

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://worldcat.org/isbn/9789382951346

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