Reflections on Contemporary Events in the Pata Paintings of Ajit Chitrakar and Dukkhu Shyam

Typed manuscript by artist Jyoti Bhatt for a seminar at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Simla regarding art and life in India since independence.

The document also contains a series of songs written by two Pata painters — Ajit Chitrakar and Dukkhu Shyam. The translation from Bengali to English was by Parul Dave and Naheed Akhtar.

List of items in the sequence they appear:
- America Ki Ojob Karkhana (song)
- Baroda Ajab Karkhana (song)
- Sasur Badi Jamai Khoon (song)
- Krishna Lila (list of scenes from Pata)
- Indira Pata (description of scenes from Pata)
- Post Independence Vices (description of scenes from Pata)
- In the Memory of Indira Gandhi (song)
- Indira Gandhi Pata (handwritten; Hindi script, transliterated version of a Bengali song)

The manuscript is dated 1988.

Access level

Online

author

Jyoti BHATT

Language

English, 

Bengali, 

Hindi

Keyword

traditionfolk artfolk artfolk art

Publication/Creation date

1988

Creation place

India

Content type

manuscript, 

essay, 

artist writing

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Reflections on Contemporary Events in the Pata Paintings of Ajit Chitrakar and Dukkhu Shyam