|Euro-Indian Artists in Kolkata and Mumbai: 1770 – 1870|
‘Euro-Indian Artists in Kolkata and Mumbai: 1770 – 1870’
by Mr. Jawhar Sircar
In collaboration with the Museum Society of Mumbai
Auditorium, Visitors Centre, CSMVS
European artists have left behind a veritable archive of life-like portrayals of Indian subjects, with the exactitude of photographs. India is thus exceptionally endowed with visual records of every facet of life and landscape that cover a whole century before photography arrived. Sircar explains the significance and present utility of this unique treasure.
About the speaker
Jawhar Sircar was the former Union Culture Secretary and later CEO of India's public broadcaster, Prasar Bharati. His research and publications are on cultural, historical and anthropological subjects and he contributes regularly to the major national papers and journals.