THE ART OF JOGEN CHOWD­HURY

The new Charuba­sona Cen­tre for Arts charts Jogen Chowd­hury’s growth as an artist, and also helps keep art rel­e­vant in Kolkata

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Say what you will, but this is the only city in In­dia which pub­licly ac­knowl­edges art and cul­ture in any way,” says a friend vis­it­ing from Delhi. We have just passed a road sign pro­claim­ing Cal­cutta as the ‘City of Satya­jit Ray’, right af­ter which comes a bus stop dec­o­rated with a mo­saic por­trait of Rabindrana­th Tagore and tile ren­di­tions of three of his iconic paint­ings. Hav­ing spent the past 30odd years dis­parag­ing what I’ve seen

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