Book Launch: The Progressive Revolution: A Modern Art for a New India

Convener(s): The Asia Society

Speaker(s): Zehra Jumabhoy (Guest Curator, The Progressive Revolution: A Modern Art for a New India, Asia Society, New York); Faisal Devji (Professor in Indian History and St Antony's College, Oxford); Conor Macklin (Director of Grosvenor Gallery, London); Chair: Professor Anthony Gardner (Head of Ruskin School of Art and Fellow of The Queen's College)

As the clock chimed the midnight hour on the 15th August 1947, the subcontinent threw off the shackles of the British Raj: India was free. How should the new nation define itself? In Bombay, the Progressive Artists' Group, firebrands from different castes and creeds, came together to provide an answer. An exhibition at Asia Society Museum in New York, The Progressive Revolution: A Modern Art for a New India tells their story (from 14 September 2018 to 20 January 2019).

This book launch, for the show's publication, will be chaired by Professor Anthony Gardner, Head of Ruskin School of Art and Fellow of The Queen's College, and will involve a panel discussion with the catalogue's contributors:

Zehra Jumabhoy, Guest Curator, The Progressive Revolution: A Modern Art for a New India, Asia Society, New York

Faisal Devji, Professor in Indian History at St Antony's College, Oxford

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Conor Macklin, Director of Grosvenor Gallery, London

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