Art: A Tryst With Homo Faber (Part One)

Art is an aesthetic chronicle of human history. In mainstream academia, the method used to analyse Indian art is the division of art history into epochs on the basis of politico-religious hegemony. However, that methodology is flawed because it disregards pre-history and overemphasises the role of faith. I shall propose an alternative approach to viewing art history by looking at art as a reflection of the economic relations between humans and the evolution of those relations. I shall examine Indian paintings and sculpture, while references to architecture will mostly be in context of the engravings on structures.

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