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.
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Re-imagine: India-UK cultural relations in the 21st century
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How Jamini Roy found a home in Baker Street. (2014). Re-imagine: India-UK cultural relations in the 21st century. 118-134. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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