The Nayak family of Odisha's Nayakapatana has kept the fight on to help not just the art of Pothichitra survive, but also to ensure that fellow village folk can carve their fortunes out of palm leaves.
A recently-launched book, 'Ganapati', carries paintings, drawings and sculptures of artist Sujata Bajaj and text by Jean Claude Carriere. Perhaps it was the darshan (the blessed vision) that both of them had been waiting for years.
Lakshadweep-born Delhiite N.K.P. Muthukoya is one of India’s pioneering surreal painters. At age 76, the artist, who spent formative years in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, looks back to narrate a string of experiences—romantic, real and sometimes dark.