Culture

Under Banner of 'Artists Unite', More Than 450 Signatories Speak out Against Hate

"We will fight hate with love. We will counter violence with peace. Through our images, speech, words, music and bodies we will resist the cultural destruction of India," the declaration reads.

New Delhi: Artists from across India have come together under the banner of ‘Artists Unite!’ and signed a declaration with the intention of reinforcing public traditions that speak “for democracy, and against hate”.

More than 450 signatories from more than 20 locations have cautioned that the ongoing assault on culture is an attack on democracy and asserted that “democracy is not a majoritarian project to identify enemies and enforce uniformity of language, behaviour and culture. Democracy is the celebration of a collective will for peace, of living together with dignity and equality”.

The signatories include a diverse list of well-known names from the field of arts in India including artists Atul Dodiya, Nalini Malini, Ranbir Kaleka, Sudhir Patwardhan, Venkat Raman Singh Shyam and Vivan Sundaram; art critic and historian Geeta Kapur; dancers Aditi Mangaldas, Astad Deboo, Mallika Sarabhai and Navtej Johar; film-makers Anand Patwardhan, Chitra Palekar, Kabir Khan, Kiran Rao, Nandita Das, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Shonali Bose and; screenwriters Anjum Rajabali, Vinay Shukla and Shama Zaidi; actors Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah; musicians Neela Bhagwat, Rahul Ram, T.M. Krishna and Vidya Rao; and photographers Dayanita Singh and Sudharak Olwe.

“As artists and cultural practitioners were-dedicate ourselves at this critical moment to defend a culture that speaks of love, equality and solidarity. We will fight hate with love. We will counter violence with peace. Through our images, speech, words, music and bodies we will resist the cultural destruction of India,” the declaration reads.

Read the full declaration below:

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In India’s recent history the politics of hate, division and exclusion has never been so dominant as we find it today, with a poisonous ideology which informs it deeply entrenched into the state and in governance. Never before has hate been directed with such calculated intent against Muslims, Christians, Adivasis, Dalits, women, trans people, people in conflict areas and even children.

The right to life, the right to love, food choices, cultural expression, language and histories are all under assault by this politics, which is at war with the people of India and their diverse cultures. Cultural and social life in India is being torn asunder by a toxic cocktail of propaganda, violence, censorship and distorted histories.

India is a uniquely rich repository of cultures that evolved out of long histories of philosophical, religious, literary, linguistic and artistic encounters. Those who wish to subsume politics into the imperatives of populist regression are attacking all aspects of this culture, which stands firmly in opposition to their idea of a monolithic and exclusionist India. New cultural narratives are being spawned by this ideology of hate, imbued with a sense of victimhood, revenge, aggression, and violence that has manifested itself in many forms, from horrific acts of lynching to the murderous attacks on writers and artists, the violent disruption of cultural events, destruction of educational and cultural institutions and the rewriting of school text-books. The emancipatory and spiritual possibilities of culture are being replaced by a language that relies solely on war cries, propaganda, and the images, metaphors, visions and sounds of supremacy.

The ongoing assault on culture is an attack on democracy. When cultural life is attacked democracy itself is in peril because of the disappearance of a language that articulates our shared spiritual and social lives, shared histories and shared memories. Democracy is not a majoritarian project to identify enemies and enforce uniformity of language, behaviour and culture. Democracy is the celebration of a collective will for peace, of living together with dignity and equality.

As artists and cultural practitioners we are and will continue to resist the politics of hate. We are and will continue to safeguard a culture that speaks of humanity and democracy; a culture that finds its echo in the fundamental rights enshrined in the Indian constitution. We recognise that the populist hate politics of today is riding the wave of disenchantment with democratic, secular political parties that have failed to deliver on the social democratic charter of the constitution. Pernicious inequalities based on class, caste, ethnicity, religion and gender not only pose a moral crisis for the country but they also reflect a political failure. Recent reports suggest that one percent of our population has appropriated 73 per cent of the wealth generated in 2017, a statistic that speaks about the state of poverty and desperation, as well as the nature of development that is being promoted in the country. An agrarian crisis is taking its toll on millions of farmers. Adivasis are being driven out of their forests. Workers lives have become ever more precarious. We are spiralling towards an ecological disaster on the back of an idea of development that has become synonymous with greed and profiteering.

We appeal to democratic, secular political parties to think anew of a politics rooted in economic and social justice; ecological and environmental sustainability; plurality and diversity; decentralisation and devolution of power; ethics, love, compassion, tolerance and the rule of law.

As artists and cultural practitioners were-dedicate ourselves at this critical moment to defend a culture that speaks of love, equality and solidarity. We will fight hate with love. We will counter violence with peace. Through our images, speech, words, music and bodies we will resist the cultural destruction of India.

  1. A Mangai : Theatre Activist : Tamil Nadu
  2. Aaradhana Kohli : Filmmaker : Noida
  3. Aastha Gandhi : Dancer & Researcher : Delhi
  4. Aayush Chandrawanshi : Photographer : Raipur
  5. Aban Raza : Artist : Delhi
  6. Achyut Vaze : Playwright : Mumbai
  7. Adil Jussawalla : Writer : Mumbai
  8. Aditi Mangaldas : Kathak Dancer &Choreographer : Delhi
  9. Aditya Kapoor : Filmmaker & Photographer : Delhi
  10. Ajay Noronha : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  11. Ajay Raina : Filmmaker : Bangalore
  12. Ajayan Adat : Film Sound Designer : Thrissur
  13. Ajitha G. S. : Editor : Bangalore
  14. Akhil Katyal : Poet & Writer : New Delhi
  15. Akhilesh: Artist : Bhopal
  16. Akshaya Mukul : Author : Gurgaon
  17. Ali Javed : Writer : Delhi
  18. Alia Sinha : Visual artist : New Delhi & UK
  19. Amandeep Sandhu : Writer : Bangalore
  20. Amar Kanwar : Filmmaker : New Delhi
  21. Amarjit Chandan : Poet & Writer : London
  22. Amba Sanyal : Theatre practitioner : Delhi
  23. Ambarien Alqadar : Filmmaker : Rochester, US
  24. Amit Jain : Filmmaker : Gurgaon
  25. Amit Mahanti : Filmmaker : New Delhi
  26. Amitesh Grover : Theatre practitioner : New Delhi
  27. Amrita Bhalla : Literature : New Delhi
  28. Amrita Gupta Singh : Art Historian & Writer : Navi Mumbai
  29. Amrita Jha : Artist : Bihar
  30. Amrita Lalljee : Theatre practitioner : Delhi
  31. Amrita Patil : Filmmaker : New Delhi
  32. Amudhan R. P. : Filmmaker : Chennai
  33. Anand: Writer : Delhi
  34. Anand Patwardhan : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  35. Ananda Lal : Publisher & Critic : Kolkata
  36. Anannya Tripathyi : Performing Artist : New Delhi
  37. Ania Loomba : Literature : Delhi
  38. Anil Abraham : Actor & Writer : Bangalore
  39. Anil Deshmukh : Theatre practitioner : Mumbai
  40. Anita Cherian : Art critic : Delhi
  41. Anita Dube : Artist : Delhi
  42. Anjali Monteiro : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  43. Anjum Rajabali : Screenwriter & teacher : Mumbai
  44. Anmol Vellani : Theatre : Bengaluru
  45. Annapurna Garimella : Art Historian : Delhi
  46. Annu Palakunnathu Matthew : Artist : Bangalore & USA
  47. Anoushka Kurien : Dance : Chennai
  48. Anuja Ghosalkar : Performance maker : Bangalore
  49. Anupam Singh : Artist & Educator : Navi Mumbai & Portland
  50. Anupama Chandra : Film editor : New Delhi
  51. Anuradha Kapur : Theate practitioner : Delhi
  52. Anuradha Pathak : Artist & Designer : Kolkata
  53. Anusha Khan : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  54. Anushka Ravishankar : Writer : Chennai
  55. Aradhana Seth : Production designer : Goa
  56. Archana Hande : Visual Artist : Mumbai
  57. Arjun Raina : Actor : Gurgaon
  58. Arjun Sajnani : Film director : Bangalore
  59. Arpita Das : Publisher : New Delhi
  60. Arshiya Sethi : Curator : Delhi
  61. Arun Khopkar : Filmmaker & Writer : Mumbai
  62. Arundhati Ghosh : Arts Support : Bangalore
  63. Arundhati Roy : Writer : Delhi
  64. Arunkumar H. G. : Artist : Gurgaon
  65. Arushi Singh : Dance : Los Angeles, USA
  66. Arvind Lodaya : Design Education : Bengaluru
  67. Asad Zaidi : Writer : Gurgaon
  68. Aseng Borang : Dance Practitioner : Delhi, Roing
  69. Asheesh Pandya : Sound Practitioner : Gurgaon
  70. Ashfaque E. J. : Filmmaker : Delhi
  71. Ashis Kumar Das : Artist & Animator : Mumbai
  72. Ashis Nandy : Writer : Delhi
  73. Ashish Mehta : Actor : Pune
  74. Ashish Paliwal : Theatre : Delhi
  75. Ashok Bhowmick : Artist : Delhi
  76. Ashok Maridas : Filmmaker : Bangalore
  77. Ashok Mishra : Theatre : Mumbai
  78. Ashok Sukumaran : Artist : Mumbai
  79. Ashok Tiwari : Theatre practitioner : Delhi
  80. Ashok Vajpeyi : Poet : Delhi
  81. Ashwini Malik : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  82. Asif Ali Beg : Actor : Mumbai
  83. Askari Naqvi : Dastangoi : Lucknow
  84. Astad Deboo : Dance : Mumbai
  85. Atamjit : Theatre : Mohali
  86. Atul Bhalla : Artist : New Delhi
  87. Atul Dodiya : Artist : Bombay
  88. Atul Gupta : Filmmaker : Dehradun
  89. Atul Kumar : Theatre Practitioner : Mumbai-Kamshet
  90. Aulina Chaudhuri : Musician & Visual Artist : Delhi
  91. Avantika Bahl : Dance : Mumbai
  92. Avijit Mukul Kishore : Filmmaker & Cinematographer : Mumbai
  93. Avtar Singh : Writer : New Delhi
  94. Balan Nambiar : Sculptor & Academician : Bangalore
  95. Baptist Coelho : Artist : Mumbai
  96. Bënil Biswas : Performance : New Delhi
  97. Bharati Jagannathan : Historian : Delhi
  98. Bharati Kapadia : Artist : Mumbai
  99. Bhavani G. S. : Artist : Bangalore
  100. Bijal Vachharajani : Writer : Bangalore
  101. Bina Sarkar Ellias : Curator & Publisher :Mumbai
  102. Bishakha Datta : Writer & Filmmaker : Mumbai
  103. C. F. John : Artist : Bangalore
  104. Centre for Arts and Social Practice  :  :Navi Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata & Delhi
  105. Chaman Lal : Literature & Academic : Delhi
  106. Chandita Mukherjee : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  107. Chandrakant Patil : Poet & Critic : Pune
  108. Chandrima Bhattacharyya : Artist : Santiniketan
  109. Charu Maithani : Researcher & Curator : NewDelhi
  110. Chetan Shah : Filmmaker : Chennai
  111. Chitra Palekar : Film & Theatre : Mumbai
  112. Claudio Maffioletti : Arts : Mumbai
  113. Cyrus Mistry : Writer : Mumbai
  114. Dadi D. Pudumjee : Puppeteer : Delhi
  115. Dakxin Bajrange : Theatre & Film : Ahmedabad
  116. Dattatreya Apte : Visual artist : Delhi
  117. Dayanita Singh : Artist : Delhi
  118. Deba Ranjan : Film Maker : Bhubaneswar
  119. Debalina Majumdar : Filmmaker : Kolkata
  120. Debjani Mukherjee : Animation & Researcher :Mumbai
  121. Deepa Balsavar : Writer & Illustrator :Mumbai
  122. Deepa Dhanraj : Filmmaker : Bangalore
  123. Deepa Kumaravel : Writer : Chennai
  124. Deepak : Dance : Mumbai
  125. Devaki Khanna : Editor : Gurgaon
  126. Devika : Actor : Chennai
  127. Dhiraj Pednekar : Artist : Goa
  128. Dhruv Sangari : Musician : Delhi
  129. Dhruva Mistry : Artist : Vadodara
  130. Dhruvi Acharya : Artist : Mumbai
  131. Dhwani Vij : Theatre : Delhi
  132. Diya Naidu : Movement & Performance :Bangalore
  133. Dolly Thakore : Theatre & Communication :Mumbai
  134. Ein Lall : Filmmaker : Delhi
  135. Ekta Mittal : Filmmaker & Curator :Bangalore
  136. Fathima Nizaruddin : Filmmaker : Delhi
  137. Furqan Faridi : Filmmaker : Delhi
  138. G. Arunima : Author : Delhi
  139. G. N. Devy : Writer : Dharwad
  140. Gagan Singh : Artist : Delhi
  141. Gargi Raina : Artist : Vadodara
  142. Gargi Sen : Filmmaker & Curator : Delhi
  143. Gauhar Raza : Poet & Filmmaker : Delhi
  144. Gauri D Chakraborty : Filmmaker : Delhi
  145. Gauri Gandhi : Artist : Pune
  146. Gauri Gill : Photographer : Delhi
  147. Gautam Sonti : Filmmaker : Bangalore
  148. Gayatri Gaia Kodikal : Artist & Filmmaker :Rotterdam & Mumbai
  149. Gayatri Sinha : Art Critic & Curator : Delhi
  150. Gee Imaan Semmalar : Theatre : Bangalore
  151. Geeta Kapur : Art critic & Curator : Delhi
  152. Geetanjali Shree : Writer : Delhi
  153. Gigi Scaria : Artist : Delhi
  154. Gitanjali Rao : Animation Filmmaker : Mumbai
  155. Githa Hariharan : Writer : Delhi
  156. Gopika Chowfla : Designer & Visual Artist :Delhi & Goa
  157. Greeny Francis : Theatre & Dance : Delhi
  158. Gulammohammed Sheikh : Artist : Vadodara
  159. Hans Kaushik : Artist : Chennai
  160. Hemanti Sarkar : Film editor : Mumbai
  161. Hina : Filmmaker : Goa
  162. Ina Kaur : Artist : Delhi & Bangalore
  163. Indrapramit Roy : Visual Artist : Vadodara
  164. Irene Dhar Malik : Film editor : Mumbai
  165. Ishan Tankha : Photographer : New Delhi
  166. Jabeen Merchant : Film editor : Mumbai
  167. Jahangir Asgar Jani : Visual Artist : Mumbai
  168. Jaideep Mehrotra : Artist : Mumbai
  169. Jaishree Misra : Author : London
  170. Jaya Iyer : Theatre practitioner : Delhi
  171. Jeroo Mulla : Dance : Mumbai
  172. Jerry Pinto : Writer, Poet & Journalist :Mumbai
  173. Jill Mistry : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  174. Jinal Sangoi : Artist & Educator : Mumbai,California
  175. Johny ML : Art historian : Delhi &Trivandrum
  176. Joshua Sailo : Dance : Aizawl
  177. Josy Joseph : Author : New Delhi
  178. Joyce Gonsalves : Arts Support : Bangalore
  179. Juhi Jha : Theatre practitioner : Delhi
  180. Jyoti Dogra : Theatre practitioner : Mumbai
  181. K. M. Shrimali : Historian & Author : Delhi
  182. K. P. Jayasankar : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  183. K. Satchidanandan : Writer : Delhi
  184. K. Srilata : Poet & Academic : Chennai
  185. Kabir Khan : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  186. Kamakshi Saxena : Dancer & Choreographer :Jaipur
  187. Karan Mahajan : Writer : New York & NewDelhi
  188. Karthika VK : Editor : New Delhi
  189. Kasturi Basu : Filmmaker : Kolkata
  190. Kaushik Narayan Ramanathan : Designer &Academic : Goa
  191. Kausik Mukhopadhyay : Artist : Mumbai
  192. Kaveri Bharath : Ceramic artist : Chennai
  193. Khalid Tyabji : Theatre : Delhi
  194. Khirkee Voice : Artist : Delhi
  195. Kiran Rao : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  196. Kirtana Kumar : Actor : Bangalore
  197. Komita Dhanda : Theatre practitioner : Delhi
  198. Konarak Reddy : Musician : Bangalore
  199. Krishna Devanandan : Arts : Auroville
  200. Kristine Michael : Ceramic Artist : New Delhi
  201. Kriti Pant : Theatre Artist : Delhi
  202. Kumar Mukesh : Writer : Kaithal
  203. Lalit Vachani : Filmmaker : Göttingen, Germany
  204. Lalitha Krishna : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  205. Leandre DSouza : Arts : Mumbai
  206. Leena Chethan : Artist : Bangalore
  207. Leena Manimekalai : Filmmaker & Poet :Chennai
  208. Lokesh Jain : Theatre practitioner : Delhi
  209. Madan Gopal Singh : Musician : Gurgaon
  210. Madan Meena : Folklore Researcher : Kota
  211. Madhu Bhushan : Writer & Filmmaker :Bangalore
  212. Madhusudhanan : Artist & Filmmaker : Delhi
  213. Madhvi Subrahmanian : Artist : Mumbai
  214. Maheen Mirza : Cinematographer : Bhopal
  215. Mahesh Dattani : Theatre : Mumbai
  216. Mahesh Elkunchwar : Theatre : Nagpur
  217. Mahesh Rao : Writer : Mysore
  218. Maitri Gopalakrishna : Theatre : Bangalore
  219. Makarand Sathe : Writer : Pune
  220. Malini Kochupillai : Artist : Delhi
  221. Mallika Sarabhai : Dance : Ahmedabad
  222. Mana Dhanraj Contractor : Musician : Bangalore
  223. Manasee Palshikar Nadi : Writer : Pune
  224. Manasi Pingle : Filmmaker : Bangalore
  225. Mandeep Raikhy : Dance : New Delhi
  226. Mangalesh Dabral : Poet : Delhi
  227. Manishikha Baul : Performing artist : Gurgaon
  228. Manjima Chatterjee : Writer : Noida
  229. Mariam Karim Ahlawat : Writer & Playwright :Delhi
  230. Maya Krishna Rao : Theatre artist : Delhi
  231. Meena Kandasamy : Poet, Writer & Translator: Chennai
  232. Meena Malhotra : Arts Education : Kolkata
  233. Meena Subramaniam : Artist : Kumily Town, Kerala
  234. Meera Chaudhary : Film maker : Delhi
  235. Meera Devidayal : Artist : Mumbai
  236. Mercy Kappen : Eco Art : Bangalore
  237. Michal Glikson : Visual artist : India &Asutralia
  238. Mithu Sen : Artist : Delhi
  239. Mohit Satyanand : Actor : Delhi
  240. Moloyashree Hashmi : Theatre : New Delhi
  241. Monali Meher : Artist : Belgium
  242. Monika Talukdar : Artist : Dehradun
  243. Moushumi Bhowmik : Singer & Writer : Kolkata
  244. Mukul Kesavan : Writer : Delhi
  245. Murli Chandora : Artist : Bangalore
  246. Nalini Malani : Artist : Mumbai
  247. Nandini Bhattacharya : Academician : West Bengal
  248. Nandita Das : Film director & Actor : Mumbai
  249. Nandita Krishna : Art writer : Bangalore
  250. Narayani Gupta : Author : Delhi
  251. Naseeruddin Shah : Actor : Mumbai
  252. Navroze Contractor : Filmmaker : Bangalore
  253. Navtej Singh Johar : Dancer & Choreographer: Delhi
  254. Neel Chaudhuri : Theatre : Delhi
  255. Neel Sengupta : Theatre : New Delhi
  256. Neela Bhagwat : Musician : Mumbai
  257. Neelima Sharma : Theatre & Film : Gurgaon
  258. Neha Choksi : Artist : Bombay & Los Angeles
  259. Nibha Sikander : Artist : Mumbai
  260. Nicholas Hoffland : Writer & Cook : NewDelhi
  261. Nicky Chandam : Photographer & Writer :Delhi
  262. Nikhil Purohit : Artist : Mumbai
  263. Nikita Maheshwary : Dance : Delhi
  264. Nilima Sheikh : Artist : Vadodara
  265. Nirmal Chander : Filmmaker : Delhi
  266. Nirmala Biluka : Artist : Hyderabad
  267. Nityan Unnikrishnan : Artist : Delhi
  268. Noopur Desai : Art Writer & Researcher :Pune
  269. Noor Zaheer : Writer & Theatre Activist :Ghaziabad
  270. Oli Ghosh : Artist & Art Educator : Mumbai
  271. Orijit Sen : Artist : Delhi & Goa
  272. Padmini Chettur : Dance : Chennai
  273. Pankaj Srivastava : Poet & Writer : Delhi
  274. Paromita Vohra : Filmmaker & Writer : Mumbai
  275. Parul Kiri Roy : Architect & Art Historian :Delhi
  276. People Tree : – : Delhi & Goa
  277. Ponni Arasu : Theatre Performer : Chennai
  278. Prabhakar Pachpute : Artist : Pune
  279. Pradeep L Mishra : Artist : Mumbai
  280. Pradip Krishen : Writer : New Delhi
  281. Prasad Natarajan : Photographer : Bangalore
  282. Praveen Raj : Scriptwriter : Mumbai
  283. Preethi Athreya : Dance : Chennai
  284. Premjish Achari : Curator & Critic : NewDelhi
  285. Priyanka Chhabra : Filmmaker : Delhi &Manali
  286. Pulapre Balakrishnan : Academic : Kozhikode
  287. Purabi Bose : Filmmaker & Academic : Mumbai
  288. Purushottam Agrawal : Author & Academic :Delhi
  289. Pushpa Achanta : Writer : Bangalore
  290. Pushpamala N. : Artist : Bangalore
  291. Radhika Menon : Publisher : Chennai
  292. Raghav Kohli : Art curator : Delhi
  293. Rahil Bhardwaj : Actor : Mumbai
  294. Rahul Ram : Musician : Delhi
  295. Rahul Roy : Filmmaker : Gurgaon
  296. Raj Kumar Mazinder : Artist : Silchar
  297. Rajyashri Goody : Visual Artist : Pune
  298. Rakesh Sharma : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  299. Ram Rehman : Photographer & Curator : Delhi
  300. Ramyendu Kumar Das : Artist : Agartala
  301. Ranbir Kaleka : Artist : Mumbai
  302. Ranjana Dave : Dance : Delhi
  303. Rashmi Kaleka : Artist : Noida
  304. Rashmi Sawhney : Film Theorist : Bangalore
  305. Ratna Pathak Shah : Actor : Mumbai
  306. Ravikumar : Writer & Former Legislator :Tamilnadu
  307. Ravinder Randhawa : Screenwriter & Filmmaker: Mumbai
  308. Reena Mohan : Filmmaker : Delhi
  309. Richa Jha : Author : Noida
  310. Rihaa Kaur : Writer : Delhi
  311. Rini Tandon : Artist : Vienna
  312. Rongili Biswas : Musician & Writer : Kolkata
  313. Ruchi Narain : Writer & Director : Mumbai
  314. Ruchika Negi : Filmmaker : Delhi
  315. Ruchira Gupta : Writer : New York
  316. Saba Dewan : Filmmaker : Gurgaon
  317. Saba Hasan : Artist : Delhi
  318. Sabeena Gadihoke : Filmmaker & Academic :New Delhi
  319. Sabitha Satchi : Writer : New Delhi
  320. Sachin Karne : Artist : Vadodara
  321. Sadhana Raddi : Painter : Mumbai
  322. Saeed Akhtar Mirza : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  323. Safina Uberoi : Filmmaker : Delhi
  324. Sahej Rahal : Artist : Mumbai
  325. Sajeev Visweswaran : Artist : Delhi &Michigan
  326. Samara Chopra : Musician : Delhi
  327. Sameera Iyengar : Theatre & Arts Facilitator: Mumbai
  328. Sameera Jain : Film editor & Filmmaker : Delhi
  329. Samina Mishra : Filmmaker : Delhi
  330. Samindranath Majumdar : Artist : Kolkata
  331. Samira Gupta : Scriptwriter : Delhi
  332. Sandhya Bordewekar : Arts Writer & Curator :Vadodara
  333. Sanjay Barnela : Filmmaker : Bangalore
  334. Sanjay Joshi : Film Activist & Publisher :Ghaziabad
  335. Sanjay Kak : Filmmaker : Delhi
  336. Sanjay Maharishi : Filmmaker : Delhi
  337. Sanjay Rajoura : Stand-up Artist : Delhi
  338. Sanjeev Khandekar : Artist : Mumbai
  339. Sanjeev Kumar : Writer : Delhi
  340. Sanjiv Shah : Filmmaker : Ahmedabad
  341. Sapna Bhatia : Filmmaker : Noida
  342. Sarada Natarajan : Art Historian : Bangalore
  343. Sarah Naqvi : Artist : Mumbai
  344. Sarita Chouhan : Artist : Mumbai
  345. Satya Rai Nagpaul : Cinematographer : Mumbai
  346. Shabari Rao : Performance Artist : Bangalore
  347. Shabnam Hashmi : Social activist : Delhi
  348. Shabnam Virmani : Filmmaker & Singer :Bangalore
  349. Shaheen Ahmed : Filmmaker : Calicut
  350. Shaibani Azam : Animator & Academic : Delhi
  351. Shaina Anand : Filmaker & Artist : Mumbai
  352. Shakun Doundiyakhed : Social Activist :Bangalore
  353. Shakuntala Kulkarni : Visual artist : Mumbai
  354. Shalini Advani : Education : Noida
  355. Shama Zaidi : Screenwriter : Mumbai
  356. Shamsul Islam : Theatre & Film : Gurgaon
  357. Shamya Dasgupta : Author : Bangalore
  358. Shanta Gokhale : Writer : Mumbai
  359. Shanthamani Muddaiah : Visual artist : Bangalore
  360. Sharan Devkar Shankar : Photographer &Filmmaker : Chennai
  361. Sharmila Samant : Artist : Greater Noida
  362. Sharmistha Saha : Theatre : Mumbai
  363. Shashi Deshpande : Writer : Bangalore
  364. Shashwati Talukdar : Filmmaker : Dehradun
  365. Shaunak Mahbubani : Curator : Delhi
  366. Sheba Chhachhi : Artist : Delhi
  367. Sheetal Gattani : Painter : Mumbai
  368. Sheila Makhijani : Artist : Delhi
  369. Shena Gamat : Actor : Mumbai
  370. Sherna Dastur : Designer & Filmmaker : Delhi
  371. Shilpa Gupta : Artist : Mumbai
  372. Shireen Gandhy : Curator : Mumbai
  373. Shiv Ahuja : Photographer : Gurgaon
  374. Shiva Pathak : Actor & Arts Manager :Bangalore
  375. Shivaji K Panikkar : Art Historian : Delhi
  376. Shohini Ghosh : Filmmaker & Academic : Delhi
  377. Shoma A. Chatterji : Author : Kolkata
  378. Shonali Bose : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  379. Shruthi Vishwanath : Music : Pune
  380. Shuddhabrata Sengupta : Artist : Delhi
  381. Shukla Sawant : Artist & Academic : Delhi
  382. Shweta Ghosh : Filmmaker : Pune, UK
  383. Sidharth Sarcar : Architect : Delhi
  384. Simrat Dugal : Artist : Delhi
  385. Sindhu Thirumalaisamy : Artist & Filmmaker : San Diego
  386. Smita Urmila Rajmane : Artist : Delhi
  387. Smriti Nevatia : Film curator & Writer :Mumbai
  388. Sohail Akbar : Photographer & Academic :Delhi
  389. Sohail Hashmi : Writer & Film-Maker : Delhi
  390. Somak Ghoshal : Journalist : Bengaluru
  391. Sonali Jha Chatterjee : Theatre : Delhi
  392. Sonia Rashid : Ceramist : Bhopal
  393. Subasri Krishnan : Filmmaker : Delhi
  394. Subba Ghosh : Artist & Animator : Delhi
  395. Subhendu Dasgupta : Poster art : Kolkata
  396. Subhendu Ghosh : Musician : Delhi
  397. Subodh Kerkar : Artist : Goa
  398. Subodh Lal : Poet : Noida
  399. Subrata Beura : Film Activist : Bhubaneswar
  400. Sudhanva Deshpande : Theatre & Publishing :Delhi
  401. Sudharak Olwe : Photographer : Mumbai
  402. Sudheer Gupta : Filmmaker : Delhi
  403. Sudhir Patwardhan : Painter : Mumbai
  404. Sunanda Bhat : Filmmaker : Bangalore
  405. Sunandini Banerjee : Editor & Designer :Kolkata
  406. Sunil Shanbag : Theatre : Mumbai
  407. Surabhi Sharma : Filmmaker : Mumbai
  408. Surajit Sarkar : Video Artist & Academician: Delhi
  409. Surendran Nair : Artist : Vadodara
  410. Suresh B. V. : Fine Arts : Hyderabad
  411. Suresh Jayaram : Art historian : Bangalore
  412. Surjit Nongmeikapam (Bon) : Choreographer :Imphal
  413. Sushama Veerappa : Filmmaker : Bangalore
  414. Syeda Hameed : Writer & Social activist :Delhi
  415. Sylvia Karpagam : Artist & Doctor :Bangalore
  416. T. M. Krishna : Musician : Chennai
  417. Tallur L. N. : Visual artist : Bengaluru &Seoul
  418. Taru Dalmia : Musician : Delhi
  419. Tarun Bhartiya : Poet & Imagemaker :Shillong
  420. Teena Gill : Filmmaker : Delhi
  421. Tulika Aasma : Visual Artist : Vadodara, Hyderabad & Delhi
  422. Tushar Joag : Artist : Greater Noida
  423. Udayan Mukherjee : Writer & Journalist :Mumbai, Nainital
  424. Udit Yadav : Dastango : Delhi
  425. Uma Chakravarti : Filmmaker & Academic :Delhi
  426. Urmimala Sarkar : Dance : Delhi
  427. Usha Desai : Translator : Mumbai
  428. Usha Ramaswamy : Author & Architect :Bangalore
  429. Usha Rao : Filmmaker : Bangalore
  430. V. Arasu : Academic : Tamilnadu
  431. Vaasanthi : Writer & Journalist : Delhi
  432. Vaishali Narkar : Artist : Mumbai
  433. Vani Subramanian : Filmmaker : New Delhi
  434. Varun Aiyer : Music & Performance : India
  435. Varunika Saraf : Artist : Hyderabad
  436. Venkat Raman Singh Shyam : Artist : Bhopal
  437. Venu Arora : Film maker & Radio Activist :Faridabad
  438. Vibha Galhotra : Artist : Delhi
  439. Vidisha : Artist & Curator : Delhi
  440. Vidya Rao : Musician & Publisher : Delhi
  441. Vijay Prashad : Writer & Editor : Delhi
  442. Vikram Iyengar : Dancer & Curator : Kolkata
  443. Vinay Shukla : Scriptwriter & Filmmaker :Mumbai
  444. Vineet Tiwari : Cultural Activist : Delhi
  445. Vinod Raja : Film maker : Bengaluru
  446. Vinod Ranganath : Scriptwriter : Mumbai
  447. Virkein Dhar : Performer : Delhi
  448. Vishal Kumaraswamy : New Media Artist :Bangalore
  449. Vishnu Nagar : Writer : Delhi
  450. Vivan Sundaram : Artist : Delhi
  451. Vivek Gupta : Art historian : London
  452. Vivek Shanbhag : Author : Bangalore
  453. Walter Dsouza : Artist : Goa
  454. Yash Bhandari : Sculptor : Bangalore
  455. Yolanda de Sousa Kammermeier : Painter &Installation Artist : Goa
  456. Yousuf Saeed : Filmmaker : Delhi
  457. Zui Kumar-Reddy : Artist : Bangalore
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