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The Tale of the Talking Face
Author: K.G. Subramanyan

ISBN: 9780857420053
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 15 October 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.3 x 28.3 x 1.1

n The Tale of the Talking Face, eminent Indian artist K. G. Subramanyan offers a stinging parable of democracy gone wrong by narrating and illustrating the story of a princess whose autocratic rule brought nothing but suffering to her people, despite her ambition of progress for her country. A thinly veiled satire on the political drama of 1970s’ India, The Tale of the Talking Face is a universal record of the ever-deepening crisis of democracy and the threat of totalitarianism. “[Subramany­an’s] art is radical in content, open in its approach to style and aesthetic ideas, meeting the proponents of style and craftsmen as equal and reflecting a high standard of artistic skills of different kinds. Cowed down neither by the figurative and non-figurative debate, nor loyalty to a school, which would restrain his originality, he is the quintessential Indian contemporary artist.”—Suneet Chopra, Frontline “[Subramanyan has] come to be identified with the play of wit and satire, and with a phantasmagoric theatre of surfaces.”

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