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Publications

 

Born in India Made in England is Khanna's twelfth book and tells his life story 'Warts and all'. In 1984 his novel Nation of Fools won the Winifred Holtby Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Literature for his first novel. 

Born in India Made in England, Autobiography of a painter, with over 40 illustrations, many in colour has been described as 'a breath of fresh air during the current era of anti-imperialiste views', and captures the scenes, sights, and even smells of the India of Khanna's youth: cricket, food and girls; there are lots of girls. In the second part of his story Balraj describes the England he experienced while steadily gaining a reputation for innovation, lively, abstract designs 'full of atmosphere and intriguing dream like shapes' inspired by his personal journey, his childhood, nature and concepts of creation. 

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FICTION

2021

Born in India Made in England 

Unicorn Press

2019

Line of Blood

Palimpsest

2014

Indian Magic

Hope Road Publishing, E-book & Printed edition

2013

Nation of Fools -  EBook

2012

The Mist of Simla

Hope Road Publishing - E-book

2010

Rajah King of the Jungle

Harper Collins and Mappin, Hardback

2009

Rajah King of the Jungle, a children’s story book

Harper Collins & Mapin

1991

Sweet Chillies

Constable and Penguin India

1984

Nation of Fools

Michael Joseph and Penguin 

ART

2000

Human and Divine, 2000 Years of Indian Sculpture 

Hayward Gallery Publications

1998

Art of Modern India

Thames and Hudson

1997

Krishna, the Divine Lover

Hayward Gallery publications

1993

KALIGHAT PAINTINGS 1800-1930

Redstone Press (UK) and Shambala Press (US)

1987

ART ON THE SOUTH BANK

Co-authors – Richard Cork and Shirley Read

(an independent report commissioned by the GLC)

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There are generally two ways of looking at things -with your eyes the world gave you.

There is another way, the painter’s way. He can look at things that aren’t there with eyes that aren’t there.

Balraj Khanna, 1974

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