Unicode by L. N. Tallur, 2011. Bronze, coins, and concrete. Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

India and the World: A History in Nine Stories

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 7 pm

Museum Lecture Hall


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When telling the history of the world from a national perspective, how does one avoid falling into the pitfalls of overblown patriotism or competitiveness? Naman Ahuja, curator of Indian art at Jawaharlal Nehru University, discusses his recent exhibition India and the World, which presented extraordinary masterpieces to place Indian history in a global context. As Western museums have begun telling post-colonial narratives, this exhibition raises universal questions about the future of presenting national histories.

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