History & Culture

Artist of the world
History & Culture

Artist of the world

Surveying 70 decades of any artist’s oeuvre is a big task, particularly if that artist has been as prolific and diverse in his output as Sakti Burman. The retrospective ‘In the Presence of Another Sky’, curated by poet and cultural theorist Ranjit Hoskote, is therefore a commendable effort, pulling together […]

Portable Temples and Other Stories
History & Culture

Portable Temples and Other Stories

In the villages of Bhilwara, the priest picks up the lamp and narrates the heroics of Pabuji, the local deity revered by the Gujjar community of travelling herders, using the phad paintings. The phads — painted on horizontal scrolls of cloth with natural colours — portray folklore, scenes from the […]