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Arts organisation to host 'Season of India' focusing on Indian arts, culture in US

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

A series of events, including exhibitions and literature festivals, will be organised by a prominent arts organisation in the US to highlight India's "multi-dimensional aspects" through the lens of culture, business and policy.

will host the 'Season of India' - a series of programmes and special events on India's arts and culture to be held in conjunction with the exhibition The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India, on view at Museum in the city from September 14, 2018 through January 20, 2019.

The exhibition explores the ways in which artists from different social, cultural, and religious backgrounds found common cause at a time of massive political and social upheaval in the years following India's independence, said.

It comprises over 80 works, primarily from the 1940s to 1990s.

Highlight events during the Season of include '2050', a high-level discussion with eminent business and government leaders on India's economic future, and how the country stands to meet the challenges and opportunities of the next several decades.

Speakers at the event will include for Transforming (NITI Aayog) Amitabh Kant, Founder and of and herbal care company Biotique Vinita Jain, and of in India and India's to the US Navtej

India's world-renowned Jaipur Literature Festival comes to Asia Society on September 20 for a half-day of conversations and performances that examine the human experience through the imaginations of distinguished contemporary authors and artists, the organisation said.

Along with the festival directors and William Dalrymple, confirmed speakers include Sarna, and bestselling Sandeep Jauhar, and storyteller Sharad Paul, pre-eminent Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro, Preti Taneja, and and bestselling

Choreographers Hari Krishnan, and bring excerpts from their recent works which build on the traditional dance forms of Bharatanatyam, Odissi, and Kathak for a programme titled Reimagining Indian Dance on October 27.

of the at Homi Bhabha will deliver a keynote address in October on the idea of the "progressive" in art, visual culture, science, and industry in early independent India.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 12:50 IST