Shruti Parthasarathy is an art historian and editor with a close focus on Indian modernism in art. She has worked on Indian modern and contemporary art for close to a decade, formerly with DAG, New Delhi, within exhibition curatorial premises and on a large number of art historical volumes. She also helped set up and headed DAG’s arts archive, and retains a close interest in archives as both a repository and site of knowledge creation. Her writings include the lead essay and original research in Group 1890: India’s Indigenous Modernism (DAG, 2016) and a forthcoming monograph on the painter Ram Kumar. Her research interests include twentieth-century Indian art’s tussles with ‘modernity’, and excavating its voices and narratives charting a more individual, and regional, modernism.
She is also a literary translator, working across literature, art and cinema. Her forthcoming work of translation is Mihir Pandya’s Hindi Cinema via Delhi (Harper Collins, 2020), while a work-in-progress is a three-volume translation project exploring literary fiction and a travelogue.