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Despair and Modernity: Reflections from Modern Indian Painting

Despair and Modernity: Reflections from Modern Indian Painting

Harsha V. Dehejia, Prem Shankar Jha, Ranjit Hoskote

  • ISBN: 9788120817555, 8120817559
  • Year of Publication: 2000
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 262
  • Language: English
Rs. 295.00

Dehejia has tried to create a place within the main frame of culture and philosophy of Indian art for a legitimate analytic theory called despair. Dehejia's effort creates a space for the modern within Indian classicism by negotiating the philosophy of despair in classical terms. As a result the basic schism that has grown in recent years between the philosophy and history of modern art on the one hand and the philosophy and history of traditional arts is today cloder to being breached.

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HARSHA V. DEHEJIA has a double doctorate, one in Medicine and the other in Ancient Indian Culture both from Bombay University, in India. His first two books, The Advaita of Art and Parvatidarpana have been acclaimed.


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