Published on October 8, 2021
"...older than the coconut palm, older than the Bhandari palm tapper are the Koli fishing folk of Bombay among whom, if, in any one tribe, one must seek for the blood of the men of the Stone Age."
Published on September 17, 2021
In the streets and by-lanes of Kolkata, it is not difficult to register the ubiquitous presence of posters advertising massage parlours and “relaxation services” across the city.
Published on September 16, 2021
In tatters and unformed juxtapositions, the paper flakes of promises project a map of pedestrian desires and parallel economies.
Published on August 20, 2021
This essay discusses the growing popularity of standalone political cartoons on digital platforms while exploring their relationship with humour.
Published on August 6, 2021
This essay explores collage artworks of three queer artists – Aryakrishnan R, Sandip Kuriakose and Renuka Rajiv who reimagine the mainstream print and visual culture and thereby locate something uniquely queer.
Published on July 22, 2021
Great authors and poets have always played with various figures of speech, simile and metaphors to help the readers visualise a scene. But what are the challenges when one is writing about issues of national importance at the time for struggle for independence from the colonial empire?
Published on June 30, 2021
Probing the emergence of a linguistic identity, this essay examines the establishment and conceptual contributions of the earliest periodicals in Assam—beginning with Arunodoi, the first Assamese-language magazine published in 1846.
Published on June 25, 2021
Discussing the works and achievements of an upcoming printmaking art collective in Banglore—Atelier Prati, this essay unveils the importance of reviving printmaking as a practice.
Published on June 18, 2021
The story of the first printing press in India with a specific focus on Goa’s role in the early days of print in the subcontinent.
Published on June 10, 2021
This essay explores the fascination with 'half-tone' printing that Upendrakishore Ray pursued and print cultures of the early twentieth century in Bengal.
Published on February 25, 2021
For the upcoming issue of Write | Art | Connect, we invite pitches of no more than 200 words on the possible histories, attributes and trajectories of “print” in South Asia. Please submit brief outlines of a proposed essay to [email protected] latest by 5 April 2021.