Art in Anguish against WB govt.
action in
Singur & Nandigram
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Why this Art ?

After the Elections in May 2006, the Suddenly-Capitalist-turned-Communist (CPIM) led Govt. of West Bengal under chief
minister Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, started acquiring prime agricultural land for multinationals like Tata (the same Tata of
the famous CPIM slogan "Tata Birla nipat jao" or "Down with Tata Birla" in Bengali !), Salem (who had helped Gen. Suharto
in the process of termination of communists in Indonesia), DOW Chemicals (Notorious maker and supplier of Agent
Orange and Napalm used in Vietnam war) etc.

This led to a "Save the Agricultural Land movement" or "Krishi Jomi Bachao Andolan" starting from Singur. But the WB govt
forcibly acquired the land (about 1000 acres) for their new friend Tata, in Singur beating up villagers mercilessly resulting in
1 death(Rajkumar Bhul) and later rape and burning of Tapasi Malik, a young activist. (being investigated by CBI).  

That was not enough. They issued a notice for acquiring a much larger chunk of land (about 40000 acres) for setting up a
Chemical Hub by DOW Chemicals. The villagers of Nandigram formed "Anti Land Eviction Committee" or "Jomi Uchchhed
Protirodh Committee" and stopped all entry of govt personnel entering Nandigram by cutting off all entry roads to the area.
The govt, along with hired goons and party cadres of the main ruling party, dressed up as police, in a ploy to enter the
village carried out a well planned Genocide killing 14 as per govt. figure and Hundreds by other sources. The free media
was not allowed to enter the area, like in Singur, which caused a lot of embarrassment for the govt.

This Genocide caused an uproar by the intellectuals in Kolkata and rest of the country.
Poets protested through their poetry,
which can be read on our pages of Singur Nandigram Poetry. Artists protested through their Art. Kolkata and other cities and
towns of West Bengal witnessed protest marches on its streets such as never before.

We have collected some of those Art and have placed them here for posterity.

Art in Anguish
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শুভ প্রসন্ন  Shuva Prasanna
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শুভেন্দু দাশগুপ্ত  Subhendu Dasgupta
তমালকৃষ্ণ  Tamalkrishna
সিঙ্গুরে অজ্ঞাত শিল্পীর প্রদর্শিত ছবি
Art from Singur 20/4/07 by Unknown artists
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এই পোস্টারটি পরদিনই সরিয়ে দেওয়া হয়
This poster was removed promtly by next day
কলকাতার জনপথে ছবিতে বিক্ষোভ
Protest through Art on the streets of Kolkata
কলকাতার শিল্পীদের ছবিতে প্রতিবাদ
Protest through Art by other Artists of Kolkata

হিরণ মিত্র  
Hiron Mitra

জয়া গাঙ্গুলী
Jaya Ganguly

অভিজিত গুপ্ত
Abhijit Gupta

সমীর আইচ
Samir Aich

পঙ্কজ পানোয়ার
Pankaj Panwar

অলীক দাশ
Alik das

শুভব্রত নন্দী
Shubhobtoto Nandi

অমিতাভ ধর
Amitava Dhar

শিপ্রা ভট্টাচার্য
Shipra Bhattacharya

তপতী সরকার
Tapati Sarkar

ঋষি বড়ুয়া
Rishi Barua

সমীর ভট্টাচার্য
Samir Bhattacharya

অভিজিত মিত্র
Abhijit Mitra

সুনীল দে
Suneel Dey

প্রদোষ পাল
Pradosh Paul

অমিত চক্রবর্তী
Amit Chakraborty

মহুয়া মিত্র
Mohua Mitra

চয়ন রায়
Chayan Ray

তরুণ দে
Tarun Dey

দেবাশিষ চক্রবর্তী
Debashish Chakraborty

নিতাই দাস
Nitai Das

চন্দনা হোর
Chandana Hore

অসীম গোস্বামী
Ashim Goswami

সুব্রত গঙ্গোপাধ্যায়
নামহীন এই ছবিটি আমরা দেখি নন্দীগ্রাম গণহত্যার অনেক
দিন পর ১৪১৪র আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা শারদীয়া সংখ্যার
Subrata Gangopadhyay
This nameless painting of a peasant woman with child in
one hand and a sickle in the other and a determined look
in her eyes unmistakably spoke of Nandigram. Ironically it
was published on the cover of Anandabazar Patrika
Sharadiya Magazine 2007.