Reading List by Vidha Saumya

Reading List

Let there be new reading lists
Of 
Pawar and Dhasal
Ambedkar, Raman
Malagatti and Bagul
Kandaswamy and Gaddar
Chandrika and Bama
Pawar, Ravikumar
Devi, Kamble
Susairaj, Lahiri
Bakshi, Bedi
Shivakami, Shyamala
Dasnavi and Tripathi
Abraham, Ghosh
Chirappad, Bala
Sambhariya, Mandloi
Chauhan, Dhale
Pritam, Desai
Adiga, Roy
Giri Sehgal
Manto, Chughtai
Butalia, Premchand
Dehlvi, Guha
Virani, Bagchi
Bhave, Chattopadhyaya
Dasgupta, Dhar
Gokhle, Kolatkar
Nagarkar and Bond
Jha and Renu
Kelkar and Khan
Singh and Kutty
Chettiar-Mukherjee
Narayanan, Elwin
Bhattacharya, Anand
Chaudhuri, Gopal
Nahal, Ezekiel
Daruwala, Das
Sahgal, Kumar
Seth and Devy
Moraes, Sealy
Ramanujan, Bajwa
Rao, David
Jussawalla, Mistry
Dai, Ao
Badrinath and Kapur

should have long begun
Choose anyone

We’ll see how
The reading list must expand now



Vidha Saumya is a drawer, cook, and a bookmaker. She seeks visual interest in the idea of congregating bodies, popular culture and the notion of deformity. She has held solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Lahore, Mumbai, Helsinki, and Tampere. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art at Aalto University, Helsinki and is a member of Museum of Impossible Forms, Helsinki.

“Let there be new reading lists”, wall mural by Vidha Saumya at Vantaa Art Museum for the exhibition, ’80 Days’. Photo by Timo Lahtinen

Leave a Reply