Women's Eye, Women's Hand : Making Art and Architecture in Modern India
A path-breaking reassessment of the contribution of women artists and architects to the modern Indian landscape.
Post Independence, a generation of women entered professions such as architecture and design that had previously been closed to them. They emerged as a pronounced political force, becoming important patrons of art, architecture and public space, and increasingly became seen as the arbiters of taste and key shapers of the built environment.
The essays in this volume address these developments, posing the important question: did (and do) women produce art and architecture that reflect a feminine perspective? How did women, otherwise invisible and largely excluded from public spaces, gain a voice?
The contributors look at these questions through both the political frame of gender as well as through family lineage and dynastic connections, and their importance in women’s patronage of the arts.