The statue, nearly 45 km from Udaipur city, has been constructed by Tat Padam Sansthan.
While Jawaharlal Nehru wanted to deal with colonial statues without triggering diplomatic tension, his opponents thought otherwise
Can public art in India, depicting admirable women from history and mythology, shed the male gaze?
Perhaps beyond the political dividends that the sculptures hope to bear, the statue building spree is rooted in an assertion of power and dominance.
In a contest of sorts, some recent announcements around statues show how each one is being built to be bigger than the other
An exclusive extract from Kajri Jain’s book, ‘Gods In The Time Of Democracy’
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.
Far from being about ‘art for art’s sake’, statues are instrument for revival of memory, or construction of new ones.
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...
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?
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