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Bengal-Nama: Rich heritage of art from Bengal

By Rajesh Kumar “Be it about alienation or issues of resistance, radical criticism of the socio-political systems or playful irony and banter about the ‘bhadralok’, you find a rich diversity and multiplicity in the image-making emerging from the region. The artists bring alive through the terrestrial prism a glimpse of ideas and movements that are …

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Reliving the turbulent past of Bengal through cartoons: Exhibition by Samit Das at IIC

By Rajesh Kumar An exhibition of political cartoons focusing on Bengal of 1950s to the 1970s is on view at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The digital prints of the cartoons have been compiled by Samit Das and they comprise a small part of his forthcoming book on Political cartoons and illustrations from Bengal. …

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Bireswar Sen: The landscape artist who reimagined the Indian miniature

The art world has the unique ability to reveal visual delights and exciting artists from lesser-known places — and then all of a sudden, that celebration seems to stop without a warning. In Bengal, old masters like Abanindranath Tagore are worshipped and will always occupy a large part of the cultural consciousness of the region …

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