When was Modernism: Essays on Contemporary Cultural Practice in India
“For the past three decades, [Geeta Kapur’s] has been the singular dominant presence in the field – to a point that her writings alone seem to have constituted the whole field of modern Indian art, theory and criticism.”
-Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Biblio

“Geeta Kapur is a magisterial presence in the sphere of modern Indian art. [The] insistence on the primacy of bearing witness to creative practice has been the leitmotif of Kapur’s work…Kapur’s contribution…is best understood by reflection on the radical change that her activity has brought about in Indian art criticism.”

-Ranjit Hoskote, Art India
“…When was Modernism is a book of essays: imaginative, interpretive argumentative, polemical, political and, in the combined sense of all these, historical…[it] provides an instance of
passionate engagement that, at its best moments, verges on the poetic.”
Chaitanya Sambrani, ART Asia Pacific
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