13.9 x 20.0 in. / 35.3 x 50.8 cm.
Ink on paper
Chittaprosad’s artistic oeuvre was shaped by how meticulously he documented political developments in India that had an impact on the poor. This image seems to suggest the authorised massacre by men in uniform of those less privileged. That those resorting to violence have the benefit of weaponry and technology is brought home to us through multiple hands that seem inspired by Indian mythology. The figure’s venomous approach towards the figure of Bharat Mata, who holds a placard to protest against the crimes against her people, is characteristic of the battle between the powerful and the downtrodden, between evil and good.
Mallik, Sanjoy Kumar, Chittaprosad: A Retrospective, 1915-1978 (New Delhi: DAG, 2011), p. 339
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