Baiju Parthan, (1956, Kerala, India) is an inter-media artist, working with painting as well as digital technology based installation art. He is one of the early exponents of new media art and mediatic-realism in the Indian contemporary art scene. His work presents worldviews built upon differing ideologies that are in collision and transforming each other, and the resulting ontological fallout felt by us all. Human history thus becomes a compilation of tracks, traces, and debris left behind by such collisions for the artist.Included in the book are essays by poet, cultural theorist and curator Ranjit Hoskote; Dr Leon Tan art and culture historian, critic, educator and registered psychotherapist; and well known writer on Modern and Contemporary Art Gopal Mirchandani.The book provides a documentation of Baiju Parthan’s works from 2007 to 2016, and is presented by Art Musings, to coincide with the artist’s solo exhibition ‘Necessary Illusions’. Art Musings is a Mumbai – based gallery committed to engaging with modern and contemporary Indian art in its many facets. After Image Publishing is a Division of Art Musings.