In Black & White (Penguin/ Viking, 2017) by Ina Puri

November 29 | 11:30AM
Piramal Museum of Art, Mumbai
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In collaboration with Penguin India, Sotheby’s India and Piramal Museum of Art. Born in a cowshed into a once illustrious family, Manjit Bawa entered the world of pencil and charcoal by accident. Unlike his contemporaries, Manjit did not blindly ape Western trends, choosing instead to base his art on Indian mythology and references. Shunning greys, dull blues and browns, he adopted brazen yellows, luminous greens, bright crimson, turquoise and indigo as his own. It wasn’t long before a Bawa solo show was completely sold out and he was counted among India s finest and most original artists. He won the Lalit Kala Akademi Award in 1980. Chronicling Manjit Bawa’s personal and professional journey and the myriad influences

About the author

Ina Puri is a writer, biographer, art curator and collector. She is the author of several books, including Faces of Indian Art and Journey with a Hundred Strings. She produced Meeting Manjit, a film on Bawa, which won the National Award. She currently occupies the position of editor at Art Varta and has recently published a pictorial memoir on Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma entitled The Man and His Music. Her latest book is Raghu Rai’s Kolkata, on the distinguished photographer s fascinating narrative of the city and its people.


Piramal Museum of Art, Mumbai

Piramal Museum of Art, Piramal Tower, Ground Floor, Peninsula Corporate Park, G.K.Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

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