Marg, a unique magazine of the arts and a publisher of books on the arts, was founded in 1946 and has been in continuous publication since.The magazine's founder editor, the late Mulk Raj Anand, intended it to be a loose encyclopaedia of the arts of India and related civilisations.
Marg — which means 'pathway' in Sanskrit — was initially an acronym for Modern Architectural Research Group. Its aim is to set high standards and break new ground in the arts, to bring about an awareness of the arts that is relevant and applicable to India's future.
Marg has attempted to achieve a broad cultural and historical view of the arts through its magazines and books. It has published around 210 magazines and 90 books on subjects ranging from well-planned worker housing to the art of Burma.
Currently edited by art historian Pratapaditya Pal, Marg has been a forum for much pioneering research work. In India, Marg Publications has subscribers from diverse areas. Its international subscriber base includes institutions — libraries, departments of art history, museums, etc — and individuals in 32 countries.
Marg is a non-profit organisation. Its publications are subsidised by income from the sale of calendars, diaries and portfolios, and it is supported by financial assistance from individuals and companies. Among Marg's long-standing sponsors are many Tata companies.
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