India & Independence

Celebrating the birth of a nation

As Independent India turns 71, we look back at the movements that won us our freedom, the struggles that have held us back and the symbols that give us strength. We journey with Delhi as it steps from the medieval world to the modern; we see India through the eyes of historical map-makers; and we dismantle the myths that shroud memories of the Partition. Join us as we celebrate our hard-won freedoms this Independence Month.

Mapping the Motherland

Learn how maps over the centuries reveal different perspectives on India, from the spiritual to the pragmatic

Indian Art Breaks Free

While a new nation was finding its feet in 1947, a small group of artists was formulating its visual language. Meet the Bombay Progressives in the Sarmaya collection