Tebhaga

An Artist’s Diary and Sketchbook
Translated by Somnath Zutshi
₹750.00 $19.99

In the winter of 1946, Somenath Hore, one of India’s major painter-sculptors, was assigned by the Communist Party of India to document the Tebhaga movement in North Bengal.

A young art student at the time, Hore witnessed the massive mobilization taking place in a network of villages, and captured the widespread spirit of peasant consciousness and militant solidarity, all the more remarkable at a time when communalism was rife in national politics.

Somnath Hore’s personal diary and sketches of the Tebhaga days are an unusual social document of a peasant movement seen through the eyes of a committed artist. Closely involved in the struggle, the Tebhaga experience remained a source of inspiration for him.

One can see in these sketches the rugged lines since transformed into sculptured forms, but charged with the same intensity of anguish and anger; and the seeds of the vision that infused his later work.

 

See some of Somnath Hore’s work here.

ISBN: 9788170460787
Size: 9.5" x 7.5"
Pages: 86, illustrated throughout
Rights: India
Publication Year: 2009
Format: Paperback
Shipping: Shipping rates will be calculated at checkout and will depend on your location.

Orders will be shipped from Seagull Books, Calcutta.

Please note: For customers paying in currencies other than Indian rupee or US dollar, prices will be calculated according to the currency conversion rate at the time of purchase and may vary from the printed price.