Mustansir Dalvi is Professor at the Sir JJ school of Architecture in Mumbai and Chairperson of the Board of Studies in Architecture at the University of Mumbai. He’s done extensive research on architecture and urban issues that has been published in several journals. He is also the author of ‘The Romance of Red Stone: An Appreciation of Ornament on Islamic Architecture in India”. Mustansir is also an accomplished poet and his work has appeared in several collections and anthologies. His first book of poems Brouhahas of Cocks was published in 2013. He has also done a very elegant translation of two important and controversial poems of Mohammed Iqbal – Shikwa (Taking Issue) and Jawaab-e-Shikwa (Allah’s Answer). His translation make these poems – dating back to the early 1900’s , come alive in a language that is contemporary and accessible to people.
Speakers: Rashmi Poddar, Manisha Patil, Nancy Adajania, Kaiwan Mehta, Mustansir Dalvi Convenor: Ranjit Hoskote In India the infrastructure for the arts, especially pedagogy, has been fragile at best. With a few signal exceptions, art institutions have tended to settle into…MORE DETAILS
The exhibition at the Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, devoted to the work of Ram Kumar, carries forward our engagement with abstract art, which has a substantial presence in the Jehangir Nicholson Collection. ‘The Futures of Abstraction', explored the potential futures of…MORE DETAILS
An evening of poetry invited us to consider the relationships that have evolved among the various arts, and how each art has enriched the other. Specifically, the readings focused on the history of dialogue between the spoken word and the painted…MORE DETAILS