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of  The  Book.  Red  Little  the  holds  also  that drawers painted images  the  series  Doll  the  In disposition.  sombre  stark,  its against  toy child’s  this  of innocence  a through rummaging franticly  doll  a  of  that  were  his  impactful  were surroundings  violent sometimes  and dangling  legs,  plastic rounded  its  with drawer  least.  the  say  to  from creeping stealthily  doll  a  air ,  thin  in precariously works  eyes weary  its caution,  with threadin
           popularity  with  political  his  this  a  Akademi  bodies  the  70s.  of  the  of  arising  police  movement  garnered  for  its  on  same  gripped  and  educated  of  lack  the  p a r l i a m e n t a r y  insurgency  and  there  girl  repaint  and  for  turmoil  this  he  the






           real  grow,  and  through  During  with  Kala  important  oeuvre,  executed  early  reference  expression  loss  the  Naxal  series  series  of  heightened  transmuted  the  be  violence  among  the  to  regarding  killings  and  young  mend  protagonist  political  of  part  paintings  to  pedagogical

           the  work  social  well.  conferred  Lalit  the  visual  and  the  ‘Doll’  acclaim  the  because  the  around  to  due  Naxalites  brutal  emerged  a  to  the  reference  its

           saw  in   as   the  most  vast  his  also  of  a  haunting  violence  between  of  The  and  that  was  came  political  brewed  fear  t ow a r d s  by  when  him  the  of  paintings  The  and

           1970s  Bhattacharjee’s  commentary  expanding  also  was  by  his  of  in  was  course  was  strife  proponents  Bengal.  nationwide  Bhattacharjee,  incident  It  Kolkata  of  Frustration  people  their  democracy.  corpses  sightings.  become  unease  the  studio.  direct  docility



                                                                                        bludgeoned  these  came  on  go  the  depict  observed  in  was  with  as  such
           The  interest  he  award  one  work  Series',  the  series  artist's  unrest,  the  in  curiosity  approach  of  canvas.  that  state  young  and  t i l t i n g  retaliated  about  approached  to  in  his  no






                                                                                        of  about  series  neighbourhood  would  to  visuals  ‘Doll’  insidious
                                                                                        sight        doll   the  were  subject,


                                                                                        The  inconspicuous  the  for  This  metaphor  lurking  while  series  the  12

                                                                                        police.  idea  Bhattacharjee’s  her .  a  and  The  this  of



                                                                                        the  nothing  for  series  home.  geminated  of  qualities

                                                                                        by      The  doll      part







                                                                                                                 ’
                                                                                                                 ‘The Statesman







                                                                                                                 Newspaper clipping :  1989.  May,  3rd  Issue
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