India 20 is a crisp and lively compilation of interviews with twenty contemporary landmark Indian artists who are internationally recognized or their cutting edge work. These no holds barred tête-à-têtes provide succinct insight into their idiom, trajectory and concerns.
The interview format and a wide selection of images allow the reader to map their progression. An introductory essay and a representative timeline provide an overview of developments within the field of Indian contemporary art. A pertinent listing of solo participations makes the book invaluable for anyone interested in gaining a perspective on Indian contemporary art as mirrored in the work of these twenty artists. The specially commissioned portraits by Nrupen Madhvani and others make the interviews come alive in a unique way.