Title: Other side India § Publication: Winter 2008 / Softcover / 84 pages / 21×26cm § Photographers: Arindam Mukherjee, Bijoy Chowdhury, Faheem Qadri, Gauri Gill, Kushal Ray, Manoj Kumar Jain, Nilayan Dutta, Prabuddha Dasgupta, Prashant Panjiar, Saibal Das, Shantanu Mukherjee, Srinivas Kuruganti, Sucheta Das, Sudharak Olwe, Swapan Nayak, Zishaan Akbar Latif § Writers: Jiban Narah, Mamang Dai, Navkirat Sodhi, Rati Saxena, Savita Singh, Sukrita Paul Kumar § Introduction by: Suvendu Chatterjee.
PRIVATE 43 – Other side India
Whenever people talk about ‘Indian photography’ it obviously leads to a debate and discussion about how appropriate it is to term it as ‘Indian photography’ rather than ‘photography in India’. The question is: to what extent has photography in India been Indianized? Photography in this part of the world was a powerful tool and a colonial construct, being intertwined with and inseparable from the power structure of the British colonial rule. Photography in India has a long history, a history of domination and denial of the ‘Other’ culture.