Artists
ESSAYS

The present position of woman

by  Sister Nivedita

Published in The Modern Review, August 1911, pp. 188-197

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

It would be useless to attempt any comparative study of human institutions, apart from the ideals of which they are the expression. In every social evolution, whether of the modern

read more

A sketch of Benares

by  Sister Nivedita

Published in Modern Review, 1907, Vol 1, pp. 260-267

Even in great places, we cannot always command the passive moments of rare insight. It was already my third visit to Benares, when I sat one day, at an hour after noon, in the Vishwanath Bazar. Everything about me was hushed and drowsy. The sadhu-like

read more

The Function of Art in Shaping Nationality (Part I)

by  Sister Nivedita

It is in the endeavour to take spiritual - possession of its own, in struggling to carry out the tasks before it, that the national idea is shaping itself in India. Readjustments are necessary in all directions, and in making those very readjustments, it may be, we shall become, we are actually becoming,

read more

The Function of Art in Shaping Nationality (Part II)

by  Sister Nivedita

ART, then, is charged with a spiritual message, ---in India to-day, the message of the Nationality. But if this message is actually to be uttered, the profession of the painter must come to be regarded, not simply as a means to dal-bhat, but as one of the supreme ends of the highest kind of education.

read more

Indian Sculpture and Painting

by  Sister Nivedita

Indian Sculpture and Painting [1]

We have here for the first time a book about Indian art written by a European, which expresses, throughout its pages, a feeling of love and respect for India and her people. To Mr Havell, Indian art is no mere toy of commerce, nor is it even the fruit of some rich

read more

Havell on Indian Painting

by  Sister Nivedita

A picture has, properly speaking, two functions, with both of which the cheapness of modern commerce has sadly interfered. One of these is its place in architecture; the other is its place in the book. The first was developed in India to an extraordinary degree, under the Buddhistic civilisations of

read more
1
3
Sign In Close
Only Critical Collective subscribers can access this page.
If you are already a subscriber, then please log in.
 Forgot Password?
Subscribe now