Exhibition: Crafting Subversion: Resistance and underground publishing in India

This exhibition runs from Thu, 28th Apr 2022 to Sat, 25th Jun 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Tue,
24th May 2022  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Wed,
25th May 2022  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Thu,
26th May 2022  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Fri,
27th May 2022  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Sat,
28th May 2022  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Tue,
31st May 2022  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Wed,
1st Jun 2022  
(10:30am - 5pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


SOAS’s Brunei Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Pragya Dhital, ‘Crafting Subversion’ which explores underground print during the Indian emergency of 1975- 77, focusing on the cyclostyle printing and duplicating technology used to produce it (the ‘Gestetner’, after its Tottenham-based Hungarian-Jewish inventor). Originally invented for office work its potentialities were quickly seized by those involved in underground print production across the world, from zines to Samizdat.

The exhibition will include underground literature produced and collected by Ram Dutt Tripathi, a former BBC journalist who was imprisoned during the emergency, as well as material from Haringey Museum’s Gestetner archives and publications from UCL’s collection of cyclostyled alternative press, small magazines and poetry.

The exhibition emerges from Pragya’s research on the media censorship during the colonial period and the emergency, and interest in radical print and experimental literature.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Brunei Gallery, SOAS,

Thornhaugh Street, London,
WC1H 0XG

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