8.5 x 11.0 in. / 21.6 x 27.9 cm.
Ink and graphite on paper
Chittaprosad is one of the most important Indian artists of the twentieth century. He is best known for his documentation of the 1943 Bengal famine—one of the worst man-made disasters in history that killed millions in India during the Second World War, while India was still under British colonial rule. Draconian bills were regularly passed by the colonial government—sometimes in collusion with local leaders—to scotch free speech and conceal the increasing visibility of the nationalist movement. The stark, phallic canon attached to a bulldozer neatly sums up their crushing impact upon Indian protesters attempting to expand the ambit of their human rights.
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