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Sarnath Banerjee

has written five books of graphic fiction. Corridor, The Barn Owl’s Wonderous Capers, The Harappa Files, All Quiet in Vikaspuri and Doabdil. Through these books he has explored the nature of the Indian middle-class and its transformation from Nehruvian socialism to full-fledged neoliberalism. As part of his ongoing project involving collaboration with historians, Banerjee has produced Liquid History of Vasco Da Gama for the Kochi Biennial, 2014, and The Poona Circle, a series of vandalised history textbooks, for the Pune Bienale, 2017. During the same year, for Frans-Hals museum, Harlem, he produced I Got Ginger, 2017; a series of drawings and text that proposes the making of an ‘insubordinate’ children’s book on Dutch colonialism. His billboard series, Gallery of Losers, commissioned by Frieze Projects East, for the 2012 London Olympics, was widely displayed in East London. He has been a fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Indian Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore and the MacArthur foundation, Chicago. In 2019, Sarnath received the Bellknap fellowship from the history department at Princeton University.
Other texts by Sarnath Banerjee for DIAPHANES
  • globalization
  • cosmopolitics
  • art
  • art theory
  • politics