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Swarna Chitrakar: Patachitra’s Golden Girl

Her life is a story that needs to be told.

Patachitra artist Swarna Chitrakar was born in Naya village of Pingla block in West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur (West Midnapore) district. Pata means frame and Chitra means painting, and Patachitra is an ancient art of scroll painting in India. Incidentally, the artists here are painters, lyricists and singers – all rolled into one. They narrate the stories painted through songs while unfurling the scrolls. This folk artists’ community is called Patuas, and their songs are known as Poter Gaan in the Bengali language.

A special feature of Bengal’s Patachitra is that the stories are essentially from Hindu mythology but the artists are overwhelmingly Muslim. Swarna is no exception. This is a classic case of communal harmony practised down the generations in West Bengal.

Swarna picked up the basic skills of the art as a child from her father. Belonging to a poor family, life was harsh and she was married off at a young age. Fortunately, Swarna’s husband turned out to be her main pillar of support.

Swarna’s painting skills caught the attention of experts by the early 1990s when she was in her twenties. She bagged the state level award in 1994. Over the next two decades, her skills got critically acclaimed across India and in different countries of Europe and the United States. Her paintings are now bought by connoisseurs and collectors across the world. Till the winter of 2017, Swarna had visited the US five times and the UK twice and had also been to France, Italy, Germany and Sweden to showcase her art, collaborate with artists and participate in residency programmes.

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