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Statues And Ideological Battles On Campus

Statues And Ideological Battles On Campus

Statues have long been part of campus politics around the world. In recent times though they have become the centre of ideological battles with ramifications beyond the campus. 

07 February 2022
Bigger, Taller, Wider: Size Matters When It Comes To Statues

Bigger, Taller, Wider: Size Matters When It Comes To Statues

In a contest of sorts, some recent announcements around statues show how each one is being built to be bigger than the other

04 February 2022

Decolonising Our Icons, One Statue At A Time

The proposed statue of Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate is a ‘big idea’ whose time has come

Marmoreal Projections: Ambedkar, Phule And Dalit Iconography

Marmoreal Projections: Ambedkar, Phule And Dalit Iconography

Statue-building in post-colonial India has followed oppositional trajectories. While the State has tried to project Brahminical hegemony, the public has tried...

04 February 2022

Deciphering Mayawati’s Monumental Pride

Dalits have crafted unique visual metaphors to assert their identity and mark their place in politics and BSP played a big role in the process.

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04 February 2022
Statues And The Construction Of Memory

Statues And The Construction Of Memory

Far from being about ‘art for art’s sake’, statues are instrument for revival of memory, or construction of new ones.


04 February 2022
Can Statues Teach Us About History? Do They Tell The Truth?

Can Statues Teach Us About History? Do They Tell The Truth?

The statues mark a point of time; time removes them; the new statues represent some different ideology; common men and onlookers remain unchanged beyond their...


04 February 2022
The Politics Of Statues And The Various Gazes

The Politics Of Statues And The Various Gazes

Why are some statues built and others defaced? Why does no one ever build the statue of a working class man? Why are female statues shaped for the male gaze?


04 February 2022
Statues Of Women In India And The Male Gaze

Statues Of Women In India And The Male Gaze

Can public art in India, depicting admirable women from history and mythology, shed the male gaze?


04 February 2022
How Statue Wars Became A Prominent Feature Of Indian Political Landscape

How Statue Wars Became A Prominent Feature Of Indian Political Landscape

An exclusive extract from Kajri Jain’s book, ‘Gods In The Time Of Democracy’


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04 February 2022
From Lenin To Saddam, How Mighty Statues Have Fallen Over Time

From Lenin To Saddam, How Mighty Statues Have Fallen Over Time

History has a serendipitous way of discarding statues that were once erected to project power and perpetuity


04 February 2022
Bigger, Taller, Higher: Mumbai’s Fascination For Skyscraper Statues

Bigger, Taller, Higher: Mumbai’s Fascination For Skyscraper Statues

The world’s tallest statue, of Shivaji Maharaj, will be the jewel in Maximum City’s crown


04 February 2022
Why Statues Of Dogra Kings Are Political Fodder For Kashmiri Politicians

Why Statues Of Dogra Kings Are Political Fodder For Kashmiri Politicians

From Ghulam Nabi Azad to Mehbooba Mufti, Valley leaders have invoked the Dogra rulers to win over Hindu-majority Jammu.


04 February 2022
The Cost Of Piety, A Mirzapur Dirge

The Cost Of Piety, A Mirzapur Dirge

Sandstone mining, to build the Ayodhya temple among others, provides vital employment, but endangers lives, livelihoods and the environment


04 February 2022
How Goa Trashed The Legacy Of Former CM Manohar Parrikar

How Goa Trashed The Legacy Of Former CM Manohar Parrikar

Even compared with the most abject annals of misgovernance in India, it’s hard to get worse than what happened in Panjim in the wake of Parrikar’s absence...


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