A specially printed limited edition book by the artist Ranjani Shettar, comissioned by the Museum of Modern Art's Library Council (New York), Varsha is an accordian folding book, bound in hand-worked metal, which evokes aspects of the sixteen phases of the monsoon and the classical Indian astronomy used to predict it.

The book includes poetry by Bhavabhūti, an eighth-century Indian scholar noted for his poems and plays in Sanksrit, and Rabindranath Tagore.


  • Title: Varsha
  • Creator: Ranjani Shettar
  • Date: 2012
  • Physical Dimensions: L 28.7 cm x W 2.7 cm x H 38.7 cm, Weight 4.74 kg
  • Material: Accordian-folding book, bound in hand-worked metal. Bidri work on the front cover page and the back page
  • Gallery: Storage

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