Bina Sarkar Ellias


Bina Sarkar Ellias is editor, designer and publisher of Gallerie (, an award-winning global arts and ideas journal published from India. Engaged for many years in socio-political and community building issues which she addresses in Gallerie, she received a Fellowship in 2007 from the Asia Leadership Fellow Program and Japan Foundation for research and development of the project: Unity in Diversity: Envisioning Community Building in Asia and Beyond, and the Times Group Women Achiever.s award in 2008. An occasional poet - her chapbook of poems, The Room has been published by AarkArts, UK, besides having appeared in various magazines, anthologies and online poetry sites.

A writer since the early seventies, she has contributed to major national newspapers such as The Times of India, Indian Express and The Hindu on socio-political and cultural issues in the last forty years. She has been invited to chair discussions at the New Moves Festival in Glasgow as well as other fora in Tokyo, Teheran, Dacca, Lahore, Karachi, Santiniketan and Mumbai.

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She has edited, Fifty Years of Contemporary Indian Art, 1997, for the Mohile Parikh Centre for Visual Arts, Mumbai, 1997. She has designed artist Jehangir Sabavala's catalogue for the 2002 show in Mumbai, Delhi and New York, artist Rekha Rodwittiya's catalogue, 2003 and recently in 2007, for shows in New York, Crossing Generations: diverge, the fortieth anniversary catalogue for Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, 2004, and a book on artist Tyeb Mehta, Svaraj by Ramchandra Gandhi. She has designed, edited and published an art book, Chinthala Jagdish:Unmasked, 2004, and The Curious World of Chinthala Jagdish, 2008, a book of poems, Rain for Indian poet Sudeep Sen, 2005, Ayesha Taleyarkhan's book of photographs:, Bombay Mumbai, 2005, American photographer, Waswo X. Waswo's book, India Poems: The Photographs and his recent catalogue, A Studio in Rajasthan, 2008. She has edited and designed photographer, Leena Kejriwal's book, Calcutta: Repossessing the City and artist Surendran Nair's book, Itinerant Mythologies, 2008.