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CHITRAGATI is a research project in collaboration with artist Abu Kalam Shamsuddin. Beginning with a subject that overlaps with both of our life experiences, our work unfolds through dialogue, writing, and creative response.


Our first project explores the early nineteenth-century landscape and architectural painter, Sita Ram. In the below essay titled "Sita Ram's Hybrid Paintings of Nineteenth-Century India," published in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (December 2021, Humanities), we reflect on the way Sita Ram responds to his historical moment and investigate how the artist's work is displayed in western museums today. 

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