On the 69th anniversary of India's Independence, Indianama, an art-exhibition in Delhi, presents the story of India through art — paintings, graphic novels and installations — created within a map of the nation. As one of the artists, Aparijita Chowdhury puts it, "the moment was the harbinger of hope and happiness in the country as it did bring the most awaited news, leaving India an independent country. But the consequent Partition manifested seeds of hatred, war and darkness, deep within hearts and minds,” Independence in 1947 marked the beginning of the story of India, as showcased by 69 artists through their works, each representing a year of Independent India, from 1947 to 2015. The display is not a complete history of India, but a narrative that attempts to document its important landmarks.
The exhibition is on at Kona, 1, Jor Bagh Market, Delhi, till August 18. Click through to see 15 such interpretations by the Indianama artists. (Source: Sadhna Prasad)