Amrita Sher-Gil
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Amrita Sher-Gil

Sub title: A Life

Author: Yashodhara Dalmia

Beautiful and brilliant, Amrita Sher-Gil lived life on her own terms, scandalizing the staid society of her times with her love affairs and unconventional ways. In this fascinating biography, art historian Yashodhara Dalmia paints a compelling portrait of the artist who, when she died in 1941 at the age of twenty-eight, left behind a body of work that establishes her as one of the foremost artists of the century and an eloquent symbol of the fusion between the East and the West.

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·         ‘This is an important book . . . Drawing from a range of primary and secondary sources, including a lot of personal correspondence, Dalmia has managed to construct for the reader the many-sided and complex life story of this flamboyant painter who died so young, yet left such an impact’—S. Kalidas in India Today
·         ‘Cutting through the myths and gossip, Dalmia shows that Sher-Gil was a serious artist intent upon bridging the gulf between the Western-educated Indian elite to which she belonged, and the impoverished millions surrounding them’—Aravind Adiga in Time
·         This is a fascinating life, elegantly told, of the development of a gifted young painter—and the moving narrative of one of the most extraordinary women of modern India’—Hindu
·         A] rare and candid insight into a stimulating personality—Times of India

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Penguin Books India


20 Jan 2013





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248pp with 32 pp b/w & col pics




Non-Fiction, Biography





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