This 'pamphlet' about the anti-Sikh pogrom that occurred in New Delhi in 1984 contains photographs taken by Gill along with captions from the Indian print media in which they first appeared; as well as texts by thirty artists - including writers, poets and film makers - commenting either on the photographs or the event itself. The original photographs appeared in Tehelka (with Hartosh Bal) and Outlook (with Shreevatsa Nevatia). With texts by Jeebesh Bagchi, Sarnath Bannerjee, Hartosh Bal, Amarjit Chandan, Arpana Caur, Rana Dasgupta, Manmeet Devgun, Anita Dube, Mahmood Farouqui, Iram Ghufran, Ruchir Joshi, Rashmi Kaleka, Ranbir Kaleka, Sonia Khurana, Saleem Kidwai, Pradip Kishen, Subasri Krishnan, Lawrence Liang, Vivek Narayanan, Monica Narula, Ajmer Rode, Anusha Rizvi, Nilanjana Roy, Inder Salim, Priya Sen, Gurvinder Singh, Jaspreet Singh, Madan Gopal Singh, Paromita Vohra.
Released on Kafila.org in April 2013; 22.86 x 17.78 cms; 33 pages, 30 black and white reproductions; free to download, print out, staple and distribute.
With 72 black-and-white plates and 32 colour reproductions, essays by Gill herself and Manju Saran (in English and Hindi), the book is a document of Gill’s photo studio set up to take portraits of the predominantly female adolescents that attended the fair in remote and rural western Rajasthan. In 2003 and again in 2010, Gill collaborated with her subjects to produce these self-conscious portraits, on occasion also conducting workshops on photography and displaying some of the images taken in Lunkaransar previously.
Ballika Mela is published by Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich 2012. Soft cover; 26.5 cm x 19.5 cm.
Photographs of the artist's work 'The Americans'- in a style that
establishes the photographer's easy access to her subject, her location
of America in technicolor consumerism, and India in chromatic flashback
of vivid nostalgia.
Published by Nature Morte, New Delhi, Spring 2008. 120 pages with color reproductions. Soft cover; 29 cm x 20 cm