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The First Letter Day Ceremony and more art by Chittaprosad

The First Letter Day Ceremony
9.4 x 16.5 inch (h x w)
Linocut

The rough-edged energy of Chittaprosad’s posters and caricatures makes way for soft, thick lines that seem to offer a kind of protective warmth around the central figure of the child. It is her first letter-day ceremony or haath-e khori (literally pen-in-hand), a ritual initiation of children into the world of letters.

By the late 1950s, Chittaprosad’s experiments with finding a more personal space of political articulation had taken the form of children's stories, celebrations of people’s customs, and a turn towards unmediated communities.

Copyright DAG, part of the Ghare Baire collection



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other works by Chittaprosad

The Ramayana Series, c. late 1960s
21 x 25 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

The Ramayana Series, c. late 1960s
21 x 25 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

The Ramayana Series, c. late 1960s
21 x 25 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

The Ramayana Series, c. late 1960s
6 x 8 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

The Ramayana Series, c. late 1960s
21 x 25 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

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