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Aziz Kurtha

Written by Aziz Kurtha, Francis Newton Souza: Bridging Western and Indian Modern Art was a substantial book, with 200 colour plates and 61 monochrome plates. From the flyleaf, the following summary on Kurtha:

“Azis Kurtha is a practicing commercial lawyer who writes on , and collects contemporary art from the Indian subcontinent. He has co-authored with Balraj Khanna Art of Modern India published in 1998. along with well-known Indian writer Khushwant singh, he has edited a portfolio of drawings and verse by celebrated Pakistani artist, the late Sadequain. He organized a number of exhibitions for important artists, including Francis Newton Souza as early as the 1970s.

He has also been a presenter for radio and television, having anchored the Eastern Eye series for over three years for Channel Four, UK.

He received his doctorate in law from the London School of Economics and works out of Dubai and London.”

Published some four years after Souza’s death, Kurtha’s book is one of the major posthumous works on the artist. 

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