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The Kingdom of Rasagolla and more art by Chittaprosad

The Kingdom of Rasagolla
9.7 x 7.2 inch (h x w)
Linocut

One of three extant cover designs for The Kingdom of Rasagolla and Other Tales, Chittaprosad’s coloured linocut shows a somewhat sinister Brahmin man balancing two large pots of sweets on either hand. The markers of his caste are emphatic - a telling comment from an artist who had consciously avoided using his upper-caste surname, Bhattacharya, later in life. The 80-page volume, priced at the time at Rs. 3.50, was brought out in 1968 by Mumbai-based publishers, Echo, with only a few surviving copies in different libraries.

Two years prior to its publication, in the context of publishing a book of his poems for children, Chittaprosad had written to his younger contemporary, Sanjoy that he did not want the “Once-upon-a-time” sort of book but to reimagine it for their times. Perhaps The Kingdom of Rasagolla was a step in that new direction.

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