Far from being about ‘art for art’s sake’, statues are instrument for revival of memory, or construction of new ones.
An exclusive extract from Kajri Jain’s book, ‘Gods In The Time Of Democracy’
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?
Can public art in India, depicting admirable women from history and mythology, shed the male gaze?