This podcast episode is part of an exclusive new series titled 'Queer Icons', produced and recorded by Likho Fellow, Toshi Pandey. In this series, Toshi dwells deep into our past to excavate forerunners of Indian queer history--whether it be artists, poets, or writers. Talking about their achievements, artistry, and queerness- the series is an attempt to reclaim our queer past from a heteronormative history.
In the second episode of the series, Toshi talks about the enigmatic artist and painter, Amrita Sher-Gil. The episode dwells on her outspoken personality, her upbringing in a Convent school, her rebellion, and her artistic training in Europe. Toshi also reflects on Amrita's paintings as a reflection of her queerness. Listen to this episode to celebrate the short-lived yet awe-inspiring life of a twentieth-century icon!