Monday, December 22, 2014

New Book Explores the Jewish Brush on Indian Art

MID-DAY
By Kanika Sharma
A panel from Rang de Nila by Siona Benjamin. She belongs to the Bene Israel community and uses symbolic elements from modern India, Islamic, Persian, Rajput and Mughal art. Pics courtesy/ Niyogi books
INDIA---A recently released book, "Jews and the Indian National Art Project" traces the contributions of Jews to Indian art. From artists such as Anna Molka Ahmed, Esther David, Anisk Kapooor and Siona Benjamin to photographers, architects, critics, scholars and art patrons, the book qualifies as a tome on the subject as it aims to include mulitple voices making it a collector's item. [link]