Tag Archives: Benod Behari Mukherjee

on Life on Campus

Anshuman Dasgupta talks about the mural Life on Campus by Indian artist Benodebahari, at Cheena Bhavana, first floor, freco secco, 1942. Santiniketan, second workshop, 2014.


Wendelien van Oldenborgh shows her photo of Life on Campus Mural at the third workshop, photo by Carla Cruz

on Benod Behari Mukherjee’s Mural Medieval Saints

Life of Medieval Saints, North wall, Hindi Bhavan_WEB

Benod Behari Mukherjee’s Medieval Saints, North wall, Hindi Bhavan, Santiniketan, courtesy of Anshuman Dasgupta

part 1:

Anshuman Dasgupta talks about Indian artist Benodbehari’s 1946 mural ‘Life of Medieval Saints’.
The mural was done just before India’s Independence and in response to riots such as Noakhali’s; and is Benod Behari’s response to the division between Hindus and Muslims, by representing a nation of Saint poets. Medieval and contemporary figures come together, as the river Ganges joins different civilizations. The mural celebrates different ideas as well as it uses different techniques and styles, with modernist and traditional ways of depicting spaces and characters. Multi-focality and cohabitation being its central themes.

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