Subject | Event

The Peasant Movements through the Eyes of Somnath Hore
An Interactive Workshop by Rajosmita Roy

Saturday 7 Jan 2023 -
Saturday 7 Jan 2023

16 : 00 | Ahmedabad

About The Event

For Ages: 13 years & Above 

Date: 07 January 2023 (Saturday) | Time: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Registration Mandatory | Limited Seats
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/wQjQbBkRRaLHfBtu8

About the Workshop:

Towards the end of colonial India and the birth of a new India, Somnath Hore, one of India’s foremost painter-sculptors was assigned by the Communist Party of India (the party of the helm of mobilizing peasant movements at the time) to go with a sketchpad and his diary to closely record these peasant movements. What emerged from that experience are two of his critical works–Tebhaga and the Tea Garden Journal. His lifelong works continued to be fiercely political yet intensely personal as he responded to moments that tore through the nation’s fabric–with face and voice to countless people for whom the movements were a dailiness and an inescapable reality.

Arthshila and History for Peace– an initiative of The Seagull Foundation for the Arts are pleased to facilitate an interactive workshop where we will engage with his sketches and his notes in exploring questions about people’s movements historically: Why do movements begin? How does one record the lives of people who make these struggles? His art was well and truly embedded in the turbulent society of his time, and therefore an honest window into that world.

About Rajosmita Roy:

Rajosmita Roy has been Programme officer at The Seagull Foundation for the Arts since 2020, working on the research and development of its projects – History for Peace and PeaceWorks. She completed her BA Honors in History from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. She holds a Masters in Gender and Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies [IDS], University of Sussex upon being awarded the Chancellor’s International Scholarship. She has worked as a Research Assistant to Dr. Sohela Nazneen, and Dr. Deepta Chopra at IDS, University of Sussex.

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