South Asia

Monthly Archive: December Sout

Silk Threads from China

Posted: June 23, 2014 - 11:30 , by Deepali Dewan

“India and China are the mother of all things textile.”

Of India and Modernism: ROM acquires Abstract Drawing by Youngo Varma

Posted: April 30, 2014 - 16:58 , by Deepali Dewan
Youngo Varma Drawing, Graphite on Paper

Recently, the ROM acquired a work by Canadian-Indian artist Youngo Varma (b. 1938) that exemplifies his work with organic abstract forms.

Weapon Wednesday: The Indian Katar, a Necessary Dress Accessory

Posted: February 12, 2014 - 15:45 , by Robert Mason
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In South Asia during the 16th to early 20th centuries all fashionable young men when visiting their ladies would want to dress at their best. This would include one very necessary dress acessory: the katar. This uniquely South Asian dagger is thought to have developed in the very southern part of what is now India. In the 17th century the type was adopted across South Asia, and became a standard dress accessory in the Mughal courts.

 

Exhibit on 19th-century India Closing Soon

Posted: December 21, 2013 - 20:40 , by Deepali Dewan

Don’t miss the opportunity to see “Between Princely India and the British Raj: The Photography of Raja Deen Dayal," an original exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum that closes in three weeks, on January 12, 2014...

New Exhibit Opens featuring ROM’s Southeast Asian Collection

Posted: October 10, 2012 - 13:30 , by Deepali Dewan

ROM’s newest exhibit, “Spirit & Utility: Art from Cambodia and Thailand,” opened over Thanksgiving weekend in the Middle East / South Asia Special Exhibit case, 3rd Floor Lee-Chin Crystal.

Behind the Scenes: a surprise photograph from India

Posted: September 20, 2012 - 15:53 , by Deepali Dewan

Mystery portrait in the ROM's collection, later revealed to be Sunder Shyam Chadha in the film “Chhottii Babhi,” 1951

Unveiling New Painting by The Singh Twins

Posted: May 17, 2012 - 09:10 , by Deepali Dewan

Artist Talk on Saturday May 19th at 2pm. Free with museum admission. Seating is a on a first come basis!

UK-based contemporary artists, The Singh Twins, will be spending Victoria Day weekend in Toronto to unveil their newest creation, a painting on the theme of the Sikh Diaspora in Canada.

Growing Collections: East Asian and South Asian Photography

Posted: February 28, 2012 - 15:36 , by Deepali Dewan

 A black and white photograph from the archives of Rev. Dr. William Harvey Grant

Photograph of educated man in his study by W. H. Grant, gelatin silver print, China, c. 1900.

Three Questions with Cyrus Sundar Singh

Posted: July 20, 2011 - 13:35 , by Laura Comerford

Rajan painting shutter-Blue God Krishna. © 2005 Salaam Shalom Productions Inc.

Three Questions for Prashant Kadam

Posted: July 19, 2011 - 14:48 , by Laura Comerford

Bombay Through the Lens. © 2006 Prashant Kadam