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Cultural archives go online: Indian art and artisans at the click of mouse

Two significant cultural archives go online soon in Bengaluru, offering easy access to a treasure trove of the arts and art practices of the country

Nikita Puri 

Some time ago, Delhi-based Vidyun Sabhaney was shuttling between Rajasthan, Karnataka and West Bengal to find alternative retellings of the Mahabharata in traditional forms of image-based storytelling.

As a writer and illustrator working in the visually-flush medium of comic books and graphic novels, Sabhaney also hoped to decode the language of these art forms to understand their usage better. Sabhaney’s travels brought her close to diverse storytelling techniques, such as the leather puppeteers in Karnataka’s Hassan and Koppal districts and the practitioners of ...

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First Published: Sat, October 20 2018. 00:11 IST
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