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Untitled and more art by Chittaprosad

Untitled
19.8 x 29.3 inch (h x w)
brush
pen and ink on paper

In the hands of masters like Chittaprosad, political cartoons can condense to one-panel visualisations of complex historical moments that would require pages of printed text to convey.

Commentators looking back are often at odds to explain why the CPI would declare Indian independence as meaningless (“Yeh azadi jhoota hai”) within a year of achieving it, leading to the Socialist Bloc within the Congress cutting ties with it altogether.

This image helps our understanding of the period; while the ‘People’s Age’ (organ of the CPI) declares support for the avowed aims of Nehru and the Congress, the Congress politician in practice muzzles the worker whereas a chain of imperialists, royalists and religious fundamentalists dupe and oppress the worker in various ways.

Copyright DAG



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other works by Chittaprosad

Untitled
19.5 x 28.6 inch (h x w)
Watercolour on paper

Untitled
13 x 9.1 inch (h x w)
Brush and ink on paper

Untitled
9.1 x 13 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

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

Untitled
14.3 x 10.4 inch (h x w)
Linocut

Pages

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Quote
70 x 84 inch (h x w)

Untitled
19.5 x 28.6 inch (h x w)
Watercolour on paper

Untitled
13 x 9.1 inch (h x w)
Brush and ink on paper

Untitled
9.1 x 13 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

In Solidarity, In Solitude
52.8 x 31.2 inch (h x w)

Pages

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