Indian Art and Letters

Other names: 

Art and Letters: India and Pakistan (1948-9) 

Art and Letters (1949 - 1964)

Date began: 
01 Jan 1925

Indian Art and Letters was the organ of the India Society. It was published twice a year from 1925 and produced articles relating to the activities of the India Society and their counterparts in France (L'Association Française des Amis de L'Orient) and the Netherlands. The journal would include transcripts of the lectures delivered to the India Society. These would include lectures by Indian visitors to London.

As the publication of the India Society, Indian Art and Letters would print the Annual Report of the India Society every year. The journal also published notices about relevant exhibitions and in 1930 and 1931 was particularly concerned with the question of building a Central Museum for Asiatic Art in the heart of London. Indian Art and Letters gives insight into the activities of those interested in Asiatic Art in London in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

Key Individuals' Details: 

Frederick Richter (editor)


Contributors included: 

Mulk Raj Anand, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Ajit Ghose, Mohammad Iqbal, K. M. Panikkar, Stanley Rice, Earl of Ronaldshay, Ranjee G. Shahani, W. E. Gladstone Solomon, Edward Thompson, John de la Valette

Archive source: 

India Society minutes, Mss Eur F147/65A and 65B, and India Society press cuttings, Mss Eur F147/104-7, Asian and African Studies Reading Room, British Library, St Pancras