NEHA KIRPAL

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India Art Fair: How It All Came To Be

When Neha Kirpal first mooted the idea of a fair called the India Art Summit, few insiders gave her much chance of making it a success. Sure, art fairs had become central to the trade across the globe in the course of the previous decade, but nobody had mastered the format in India. What hope did a twenty-eight-year-old who knew little about art have? The Summit began as a relatively small affair in Pragati Maidan. It was taken more seriously in its second year. By the third, no major Indian gallery could afford to ignore it.