MegaCity: India’s Culture of the Streets

Peabody Essex

Boston Area

01 AUG 2015 - 30 DEC 2018
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In the early 20th century, Indian artist viewed the village as the true locus for India's identity, distinct from that of the British colonial cities of Calcutta, Bombay and New Delhi. By mid-century, India had gained independence and its cities were replenished with all kinds of people fulfilling their dreams. In the cities, the drive toward modernity co-existed with the enduring presence of the spiritual in unexpected ways.