Rabin Mondal





49.7 x 68.0 in. / 126.2 x 172.7 cm.


Oil on canvas

Mein Aur Mere Andar translates into ‘I and Inside Me’, which in Jai Zharotia’s case, is an exact pointer to a big body of his work. Throughout his career, his quest remained to explore the duality of existence, to process the reality which is not exactly what it appears. In this case, this quest makes the artist turn the subject inwards and look at what lies inside: is it different from what is portrayed outside? From what appears in the artwork, the veneer is different from the core. In this work, Zharotia emphasised the duality without passing judgment on the right or wrong of it.

published references

Karode, Roobina, ed., After the Fall: The Life and Times of Rabin Mondal (New Delhi: DAG, 2005), pp. 111-112
Singh, Kishore, ed., Kingdom of Exile: A Rabin Mondal Retrospective (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), pp. 160-161
Singh, Kishore, ed., Iconic Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art, Volume II (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 506

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