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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
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?

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...

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

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

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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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