Indian Calendar Art : The Popular Picture Story

Habiba Insaf
Mar 22, 2018 · 8 min read

A picture speaks a thousand words. It effectively conveys the historical, social, gender and political trajectory of the society in which it originates to a discerning audience in a single still image. However, besides acting as visual supplementation of the already known ideas in the discourse of political and popular culture, pictures very often have acted as a catalyst to transform an idea into its practical praxis. They mirror contemporary events as well as futuristic ambitions; they revoke mythologies and tales long forgotten. While being extremely potent in carving…