Author Archive: Deepali Dewan

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The Natural World in South Asian Painting

Posted: September 5, 2017 - 11:58 , by Deepali Dewan
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Painting of figures standing in a green landscape

These works are on view in the Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery. 

The Family Camera: How can I participate?

Posted: May 11, 2017 - 11:12 , by Deepali Dewan
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Black and white photo of a woman holding a camera

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The photos on view in The Family Camera exhibit are selected from over 10,000 images that have been collected by The Family Camera Network as part of a public archive project.

New to ROM: Frances Ferdinands

Posted: May 2, 2016 - 11:35 , by Deepali Dewan

For over a decade, the ROM has steadily acquired the work of contemporary Canadian artists who are part of the South Asian diaspora. Such collecting is important not only to provide points of context and contrast with ROM’s historical South Asian collections, but also to preserve the complexities and fullness of contemporary artistic production.

Family Camera: Mystery Missionary

Posted: April 14, 2016 - 16:38 , by Deepali Dewan
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by Aliya Mazari, M.A. student, Photography Preservation and Collections Management, Ryerson University

New to ROM: Tiger Claw Necklace

Posted: November 16, 2015 - 11:56 , by Deepali Dewan
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Hunting trophy. Victorian jewelry. Conservation symbol.

Weapon Wednesday: Pesh Kabz

Posted: July 14, 2015 - 22:07 , by Deepali Dewan

Pesh Kabz daggar with sheath. Steel, jade, stone, water buffalo horn, fabric. 19th century India. 948.1.256a-b. The Collection of the First Lord Kitchener. Currently part of the South Asian Study Collection in the ROM’s Education Department.

Written by Aruna Panday, Ph.D Candidate York University, Co-Chair Friends of South Asia, Department of World Cultures Intern.

Artist Annu Matthew takes Family Photos at ROM

Posted: May 25, 2015 - 16:16 , by Deepali Dewan
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Arti Chandaria (1960-2015)

Posted: January 29, 2015 - 10:52 , by Deepali Dewan
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Pacifist Males & Warrior Females

Posted: November 21, 2014 - 16:36 , by Deepali Dewan

During the recent Hero-themed Friday Night Live at the ROM, I brought out examples of popular prints from the collection that explored different hero tropes in South Asian culture. Here are some of them. About a hundred year ago, mass produced colour lithographs proliferated across the South Asian subcontinent creating new imaginary communities through a shared visual imagery. In this new kind of visual culture, hero images seemed to flip traditional gender roles by being dominated by warrior females and pacifist males.

Weapon Wednesday: Bagh Nakh--making humans into tigers

Posted: November 5, 2014 - 12:56 , by Deepali Dewan

Written by Aruna Panday, Ph.D Candidate York University, Co-Chair Friends of South Asia Committee, and ROM curatorial intern.

 


Bagh nakh (tiger-claw weapon), lacquered steel, India, 19th century, ROM 913.10.28