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The making of a modern Indian artist-craftsman : Devi Prasad /

by Ahuja, Naman P.
Published by : Routledge, (New Delhi ; | London ; | New York :) Physical details: 317 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 32 cm. ISBN:9780415602297 (hbk.); 0415602297 (hbk.). Year: 2012
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in May 2010.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 310-311) and index.

Creating the sensibility of the modern Indian artist-craftsman : Santiniketan and the Arts and Crafts movement -- Making a Gandhian utopia : art, design, and pedagogy at Sevagram -- A peaceful world is a creative world : England and the War Resisters' International -- A universal spirit -- Coming full circle.

Devi Prasad (1921--June 1, 2011) was an Indian artist and peace activist. He was a pioneering studio potter, painter, designer, photographer, art educator and peace activist. He studied at Rabindranath Tagore's Santiniketan and also at Sevagram. This catalog includes a selection from his 65 year long career, and argues for an aesthetic basis for India's freedom movement--rooted in the English Arts and Crafts Movement--and its influence on the founders of that movement.