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Did design in India formally begin with the Eames Report? The short answer is: of course not. What then, is the Indian design aesthetic? What is India’s design language? How does design permeate through and percolate into our habits, rituals, and homes? Can Indian design be separated from its crafts? Who are the pioneers of Indian design? Who will be its torch-bearers? How does technology play a part in Indian design?
Sujata Keshavan is an Indian graphic designer. She is a co-founder of Ray and Keshavan, a brand design firm based in India. Sujata graduated from the National Institute of Design in 1984. She then moved to Yale, graduating in 1987 with a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design from the School of Art, Yale University .
Shoba Narayan is an author, journalist and columnist. She has written for a number of national and international publications. She is deeply interested in Indian aesthetics, design and handloom. She is the host of “The Sanskrit Podcast with Shoba Narayan” on YouTube.