Nandalal Bose painting “Village Huts” – National Gallery of Modern Art (New Delhi)

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Nandalal Bose “Village Huts,” 1928. Watercolor and wash on paper © National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. 
Source: An Indian Modernist – The New York Times > Art & Design > Slide Show > Slide 4 of 12 nytimes.com
Date Visited: 22 March 2020

Bengali literature celebrated the natural, healthy Santal way of living, the black lissome Santal women providing a counterpoint to the pale cloistered ladies of urban Calcutta.

Source: Partha Mitter. The Triumph of Modernism: India’s Artists and the Avant-garde, 1922–1947, p. 29

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