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Sanjukta Sunderason

1980 –
modern art, aesthetic and politics in colonial and postcolonial India, decolonisation and aesthetics
South Asia

Curriculum vitae

1980born in Calcutta
1999-2002BA in History, Presidency College, University of Calcutta
2002-2004MA in modern Indian history, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
2004-2006MPhil in modern Indian history, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
2006-2007associate editor and national coordinator (National Survey of manuscripts) at the National Mission for Manuscripts, Ministry of Culture, Government of India
2010teaching assistant, Department of History of Art, University College London
2012PhD in history of art, University College London
2012-presentassistant professor, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies

Sources

Publications

2007 “Catalogue: exhibition of Indian manuscripts at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2006.” In: B.N. Goswamy (ed.), Word is sacred, sacred is the word, New Delhi: Niyogi Books.
2011 “As agitator and organiser: Chittaprosad and the art for the Communist Party of India.” Object 13.
“Making art ‘Modern’: revisiting artistic modernism in India.” In: S. Dube (ed.), Modern makeovers: a handbook of modernity in South Asia, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 245-261.
2012 The nation and the everyday: the aesthetics and politics of modern art in India, c. 1920 – c. 1960. – PhD thesis University College London.
2013 “In search of a new visual culture” (Interview in exhibition catalogue of the Bauhaus-Dessau Foundation, Germany). In: Regina Bitner and Kathrin Rhomberg (eds), The Bauhaus in Calcutta: an encounter of the cosmopolitan Avant-Garde, Bauhaus-Dessau Foundation; Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz.
2014 & Carolien Stolte, “International conference report ‘South Asia and the Long 1930s: appropriations and afterlives,’ 6-7 December 2013, Leiden, the Netherlands.” IIAS Newsletter 67: 40.
“Structures in place: modernity and sculptural imagination in twentieth-century India.” In: Partha Mitter, Parul Dave Mukherji, Rakhee Balram (eds), Twentieth Century Indian Art, Random House Inc.,
& C.M. Stolte, “International conference report ‘South Asia and the Long 1930s: appropriations and afterlives,’ 6-7 December 2013, Leiden, the Netherlands.” IIAS Newsletter 67: 40.