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Untitled (Man sitting head in hands) and more art by Zainul Abedin

Untitled (Man sitting head in hands)
8.7 x 8.7 inch (h x w)
Woodcut on newsprint paper

Both Chittaprosad Bhattacharjee and Zainul Abedin extensively documented the inhuman conditions of suffering in Bengal in the early 1940s, the adversity gravely increased by the 1943 manmade Great Bengal Famine. In Abedin’s prints, such as the one on display, we see the miserable suffering of the starving people. The figure—sitting hunched over with his head resting on his knees—evokes pathos and misery.

From the collection of Ghare Baire, DAG
Copyright DAG Pvt Ltd.



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