Globalisation In Contemporary Indian Art

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Placing a point of entry to understand and study the phenomenon of globalisation is an extremely challenging process. Globalisation, characterised by its multi-faceted sources and impacts, which have exhibited influences across various disciplines, nations, temporalities, etcetera. Therefore, it requires a reading that would undertake not an insular approach, claiming allegiance of globalisation to one particular field, but needs to take into consideration its peripheral, at times interconnected areas. Since the current study aims at tracing the developments, and analysing impacts of globalisation on the field of Contemporary Indian Art, the need is to look the ones relevant to it. This would be done beginning by understanding the notion of…show more content…
Some of these range from that of planetary history to that of contemporary uniqueness; evidently the span seems to be way too broad to pin-point the influence on contemporary Indian art. Each of these views propose a different form of globalisation, beginning from different time periods. Some believe that globalisation is not a recent phenomenon and dates back to the early prehistoric period, that is, between 10,000 BCE to 3500 BCE, with the nomadic movement of the early inhabitants of the planet. To some, it is the establishment of the early trade routes, both by land and sea which marked the expansion of trade and culture. This also marked the discovery of new lands and territories and helped find the unknown parts of the world. Given which, these were considered as attempts in which the notion of one globe was being formed. Further some scholars are of the view that globalisation can be traced to the Industrial Revolution; a time when mechanical power fuelled industrial growth bringing about changes in manufacturing patterns. Which aided trade across…show more content…
During this period, various economies adopted an approach of what was called ‘economic liberalisation’. The very term suggesting a less restrictive and a more open approach towards international economic interactions. The background to the formation of this approach its roots in the post-World War era. This is the time when various countries came together with an aim to create a stable and sustainable coexistence. Then, with many nations were in the process of shedding their colonial clutches and of carving an identity as independent nations. Further, some nations were recovering from the damages of the World Wars. Considering the fragmented scenario, with the constant efforts of restoring economic, political and social stability, by most of these countries, the need for a collaborative and networked approach seemed apt. As a result, various economic policies, defence treaties, trade agreements, cultural policies, etcetera were drafted between various countries. This aimed at providing mutual support, ensuring that the partners safeguard. Even as many countries chose to be a part of the same, many remained suspicious and chose to stay

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