Illustration of New India Assurance

Tarini Gandhi2019/2019

Art Deco Mumbai

Art Deco Mumbai
Mumbai, India

An illustrated composition of the features that can be seen on the facade of New India Assurance (1937) in the Fort neiighbourhood, South Mumbai.

This Art Deco building was built for the ‘New India.’ India’s claim to sovereignty is also signalled by bas-reliefs on its façade. Sculpted by N.G. Pansare, one depicts a larger-than-life worker with gears and cogs behind him. Another, an ode to the Swadeshi movement and a return to native roots, shows a woman with the charkha (spinning wheel).


  • Title: Illustration of New India Assurance
  • Creator: Tarini Gandhi
  • Date Created: 2019/2019
  • Location: Mumbai, India
  • Subject Keywords: Art Deco, Postcard, Mumbai, Bombay, Fort, New India Assurance, worker, Swadeshi movement, native stories, charkha, N G Pansare, Master Sathe and Bhuta, insurance
  • Type: Illustration
  • Rights: Art Deco Mumbai Trust
  • Neighbourhood: Fort

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