• Women of Resistance

    Pariplab Chakraborty

    January 11, 2019

    Ever since the partition of India, Kashmiri women have been the worst victims of both, the geopolitical dispute and the army led violence. Although the vulnerability of Kashmiri women does get attention by the patriarchal media spectacle, their struggle for self-reliance and resistance against State oppression since the inception of this "dispute", is barely talked about.

    From pellet violence to the death of 7 civilians in army conflict, keeping this recent scenario in mind, I have tried to portray the resisting women of Kashmir in this series of paintings.

    © Pariplab Chakraborty, Water Colour and mixed medium on Paper

    © Pariplab Chakraborty, Water Colour and mixed medium on Paper

    © Pariplab Chakraborty, Water Colour and mixed medium on Paper

    © Pariplab Chakraborty, Water Colour and mixed medium on Paper


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    Pariplab Chakraborty is an Independent Artist and Documentary filmmaker currently based in Delhi. He is a media graduate from University of Calcutta. Recently he painted portraits of women farmers during the Kisan Mukti March and made a series of paintings on the trauma of the Babri Masjid Demolition. Previously he worked on two independent documentaries on the forced migration of Malhar community in Jharkhand and  the geopolitical crisis of Dukpa community of Buxa-Tiger reserve located in North Bengal's Indo-Bhutan Border region. 

    Images © Pariplab Chakraborty

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