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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
Statues That Travelled: The India Story  

Statues That Travelled: The India Story  

While Jawaharlal Nehru wanted to deal with colonial statues without triggering diplomatic tension, his opponents thought otherwise

05 February 2022

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

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...

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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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