India Self Portrait

 

India Self Portrait is an artful anthology of Indian life—in past and present. This rare, unorchestrated and often prophetic collection creates a unique visual rendering of a country rooted in simplicity yet crowded with complexities and absurdities. Representing a fusion of humanity bound by borders and separated by more than 20 major languages with hundreds of different dialects, India Self Portrait features paintings and illuminating passages from young artists who have come from hidden villages of the Himalayas, from the backwaters of the jungles, across the sands of the desert and from the heart of the booming metropolises. Of all creeds and classes, they paint scenes with images and words that reflect a tessellation of life, from gods and demons to city streets and monsoons. With honesty and clarity, they candidly create a secular portrait of the place they call home. READ THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK.

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