Amrit Kala Aakar Paradigm X Painting
POSTCARDS FROM INDIA
Postcards from India showcases the almost lost or forgotten trades of India. One only needs to reminicise the days of our childhood when Champi walah’s, Biscope walah’s and the flute sellers were part of our daily lives. The corner shop selling mithai and the neighbourhood provision store uncle were an integral part of our growing up years. This series of works will reintroduce us to these tradesmen who have long been forgotten in the modern and industrial age of machines. The finesse of the creases ironed out and smoothened byGangaram Dhobi, the aroma of a hot cup of tea by Ganpat Chaiwala, the fun of knowing one’s destiny by our very own Tota Shastri; one cannot help but walk down the memory lanes to revisit our lost childhood and its uniqueness, the lazy winter afternoons visited by the Dhuniya and broken by the aalap of Ustad Rahmat Ilahi. It is quite interesting to see how Amrit uses the limitation of space and size to bring out the best with regards to the features specific to each character.