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Recent Works: Mixed Media & Sculptures by Shuvaprasanna
15th February 2008 - 1st March 2008
Art Alive Gallery

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SHUVAPRASANNA: NIGHT-WATCH
A child of the hallowed midnight hour when India in the words of the new premier, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, was preparing to keep its tryst with destiny, Shuvaprasanna grew up in a world where the euphoric flush of optimism at having shaken off the yoke of British rule quickly gave way to a sense of national apathy and despair. As a young adult he sought his identity in the vortex that was India, post-Independence. Poverty, joblessness, a gnawing disillusion only added to his feeling of being marginalised. Like other young men, he too felt inspired by the radical teachings of the age.

The intellectuals especially in Bengal saw the Leftists as a political party that shared their sensibilities and for decades along with the rest, Shuvaprasanna too saw no reason to change his ideological leanings.

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