Design Classics of India (1987) – Documentary


Madhureeta Negi, Anand


‘Design Classics of India’ explores traditional and classical design forms of India and their continuum to contemporary times through their use and adaptation across the ages. In our present day life we are surrounded by objects, symbols and ideas that have become so functional that they are often taken for granted. Created for a purpose, these objects have endured the passage of time and have become design classics. Games like chess, polo or ludo have existed since the Indus Valley civilisation and have been mentioned in the epics like Mahabharata. The film traces the evolution and adaptation of some these classical design forms and symbols within the contemporary life.

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