Gogi Saroj Pal
19.5 x 29.7 in. / 49.5 x 75.4 cm.
Oil and acrylic on canvas
Talking about her Mandi series, Gogi Saroj Pal once recalled the ‘discomfort I felt walking on Bombay’s G. B. Road, looking at the prostitutes there’, worried she may be mistaken as one of them. In presenting the group of women at a red-light district here—obvious in the title which in Hindi refers to a market—she makes a departure from her usual work featuring solitary figures. However, their bold stance is not so much seduction as it is a dare to the viewer to shame their situation, which, most often, is not of their making.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Gogi Saroj Pal: The Feminine Unbound (New Delhi: DAG, 2011), p. 175
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