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Publications [#352593] of Sumathi Ramaswamy

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  1. Ramaswamy, S, B is for Bapu: Gandhi in the Art of the Child of Modern India (2020)
    (last updated on 2021/06/20)

    Abstract:
    The project pays tribute to the art produced by child artists of Mumbai on Mahatma Gandhi—or Bapu—the father of the nation. It draws on their colorful paintings to show the importance of the child in the making of the Mahatma. Gandhi is the most painted, photographed, and sculpted Indian of his time—and since. He also appears in the art work of many children, some of whom grew up to become well-established artists. What (else) might we learn about the Mahatma, if we make the image, and the child’s art work, the starting point of our exploration of the father of the nation?


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