The Revolution Will Be Painted
February 4, 2020Meet the band of young artists who started painting the walls of Jamia Millia Islamia to express their feelings and angst in response to the brutal police crackdown in the university on December 15, 2019.
Their bonding and camaraderie will move you. Their expression of pain and protest will inspire you.
This group of young students and artists has been visiting various sites of sit-in protests in the national capital and offering to paint there. They find themselves welcomed with gratitude and supported with art supplies and hearty meals. They write Hindustani poetry and lyrics of revolutionary songs on banners. They draw the diverse faces of women and children from the crowd of protesters. They paint faces of students injured by bullets, pellets and tear-gas shells fired by the police. They immortalise leaders from history as well as present times – Mahatma Gandhi, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Maulana Azad and Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan, the President of the Bhim Army.
First published in NewsClick
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