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Dissent Is A Work Of Art

As a medium of ethical intervention, art has been pivotal in conveying messages of recent protests to the masses

Dissent Is A Work Of Art
Colours of rage (From left) TN farmers eat rats as a mark of protest; artworks by Arunkumar HG and Praveen Kumar to highlight farmers’ protests -

On an April afternoon in 2017, nearly 100 men, all farmers from Tamil Nadu, sat in protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. In fro­nt of them lay a row of human skulls and from their mouths hung dead rats.

The skulls belonged to fellow farmers who had taken their lives, and the rats, the food they would have been forced to eat if the government did not take cognizance of the drou­ght that they were suffering from in their state.

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