Prabhakar Barwe, Untitled, Ink on Paper, 1966
Photo credits: Bodhana Arts Research Foundation
The Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH),
in collaboration with Alliance Française de Delhi,
invites you to a workshop on
INDIA IN THE MODERN: VISIONS, IMAGININGS, PRACTICES
10th December 2015
M L Birla Auditorium, Alliance Française, New Delhi.
“By ‘modernity’ I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent which make
up one half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.
"Charles Baudelaire, "The Painter of Modern Life" in The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays
Modern India weaves together multiple histories of thought, affect, and art, articulated through practices of consciousness of the political, the law and the social, gender and performances of the body and mind. These dense conceptualizations of the ‘modern’ are crucial to answer the questions of what constitutes ‘modern’ and what is the future envisioning of the ‘modern’? These enquiries are particularly pertinent for the current time that is witness to debates regarding turning to the past to deal with the present and to conceptualize a future; a time that is constantly making sense of the binaries of ‘modern’ and ‘tradition’ as appropriate for a post-colonial society.