Abirpothi

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Vandana Shukla

Writer | Journalist | Art Lover

Dr. B. N. Goswami: Bringing Miniature Art Out of the Folios of the Past

Once Dr. B. N. Goswami showed me a catalogue of an exhibition of miniature artists from Lahore, showing in New York. He was enamoured of the strides taken by the modern miniature artists from the National College of Arts, Lahore, especially by the works of Shazia Sikander. The catalogue exposed me to an altogether new […]

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Pleasure of seeing a layered world—how BN Goswami helped train the eye to ‘see’

To dwell in a realm of art produced in a different context– of time and space requires not just passion. It had to be coupled with dhairya; patience and perseverance. Dr Goswami spent his entire life in the pursuit of revealing the hidden beauty of the miniature artist’s world. He was gifted with a keen eye

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Goswami’s research on Nainsukh influenced scholarship on art history

While art lovers and connoisseurs could appreciate the art produced in India before the 19th century; a perception was created that in this vast world– populated by diverse styles and schools— the artists did not leave any trace of their identity. In this sea of anonymity, an art lover would strain ears to hear at

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B N Goswami’s Students Recall – A Pop Star, an Emblem of Indian Miniature Art

They don’t make scholars like Dr B N Goswami anymore. Padma Bhushan Brijinder Nath, popularly known as Dr B N Goswami was born in Sargodha, now in Pakistan, on 15 Aug 1933. Son of a judge, he would never have thought of becoming an art historian. Goswami left his career as an IAS, of Bihar

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