Marya Akhtar by Rubya Mehdi

Marya Akhtar
Copenhagen 2011
Painting by Rubya Mehdi

People Punjab: Portraits and Groups

Rubya’s Profile

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Shahid Mirza 3

Shahid Mirza (3), Painter
Lahore, Dec 2009
People Punjab, Portraits and Groups

Photo by Amarjit Chandan

More by Amarjit Chandan at Uddari Art:
65 Photos in People Punjab: Portraits
7 Photos in Windows, Doors and Dwellings
3 Photos in Haunting Faces, Amarjit Chandan Collection
7 Photos in Habib Jalib Photo Profile
Amarjit Chandan: Profile

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Amarjit Chandan
Uddari Weblog

Shahid Mirza 2

Shahid Mirza, Painter
Lahore, Dec 2009
People Punjab, Portraits and Groups

Photo by Amarjit Chandan

More by Amarjit Chandan at Uddari Art:
65 Photos in People Punjab: Portraits
7 Photos in Windows, Doors and Dwellings
3 Photos in Haunting Faces, Amarjit Chandan Collection
7 Photos in Habib Jalib Photo Profile
Amarjit Chandan: Profile

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Amarjit Chandan
Uddari Weblog

Alia Ali

Alia Ali, Gynaecologist
Lahore, Dec 2009
People Punjab, Portraits and Groups

Photo by Amarjit Chandan

More by Amarjit Chandan at Uddari Art:
65 Photos in People Punjab: Portraits
7 Photos in Windows, Doors and Dwellings
3 Photos in Haunting Faces, Amarjit Chandan Collection
7 Photos in Habib Jalib Photo Profile
Amarjit Chandan: Profile

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Amarjit Chandan
Uddari Weblog

Zubair Ahmad

Zubair Ahmad, Writer
Lahore, Dec 2009
People Punjab, Portraits and Groups

Photo by Amarjit Chandan

More by Amarjit Chandan at Uddari Art:
65 Photos in People Punjab: Portraits
7 Photos in Windows, Doors and Dwellings
3 Photos in Haunting Faces, Amarjit Chandan Collection
7 Photos in Habib Jalib Photo Profile
Amarjit Chandan: Profile

Web Thekaanay
Amarjit Chandan
Uddari Weblog

Nahid Siddiqi

Nahid Siddiqi, Dancer
Lahore, Dec 2009
People Punjab, Portraits and Groups

Photo by Amarjit Chandan

More by Amarjit Chandan at Uddari Art:
65 Photos in People Punjab: Portraits
7 Photos in Windows, Doors and Dwellings
3 Photos in Haunting Faces, Amarjit Chandan Collection
7 Photos in Habib Jalib Photo Profile
Amarjit Chandan: Profile

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Amarjit Chandan
Uddari Weblog

Shadi Khan and Akram Varraich

Shadi Khan, Woodcarver, and Akram Varraich, Painter
Wazirabad, Nov 2009
People Punjab, Portraits and Groups

Photo by Amarjit Chandan

More by Amarjit Chandan at Uddari Art:
65 Photos in People Punjab: Portraits
7 Photos in Windows, Doors and Dwellings
3 Photos in Haunting Faces, Amarjit Chandan Collection
7 Photos in Habib Jalib Photo Profile
Amarjit Chandan: Profile

Web Thekaanay
Amarjit Chandan
Uddari Weblog

Ujagar Singh Dhaliwal by Kanwal Dhaliwal

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Dr. Ujagar Singh Dhaliwal
Author
Malout 1984
Oil on Canvas

Painting by Kanwal Dhaliwal

‘This is an image of the portrait of my father which i painted in June 1984. He gave me sittings for 4 days at Malout (home town) when the whole state (e.punjab) was ‘locked up’ during those notorious curfew days.’
Kanwal

Ujagar Singh moved on, Feb 4/09

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www.art-d-kanwal.com
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‘The Thunderstorm’: Saadat Hasan Manto by Kanwal Dhaliwal

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This stunning new work by Kanwal Dhaliwal encaptures a South Asian author whose work created an impact on Urdu literarture as overpowering as that of a thunderstorm, the 1947 Partition, itself.

A writer of short fiction, Manto experienced the tumultuous and disturbing time of Partition of India in the Punjab. He was one of those undeniable creative spirits who were able to continue to create art and literature amidst that raging thunderstorm of communal violence.

Dhaliwal creates an amazing photo-imaginary work, at once gripping and moving, as he depicts a Master Vibration sitting in the thunderstorm contemplative, composed, and unsoiled. The noises of whirlwinds, blue trees bending their root-like branches, a tidy orange flow of falling leaves, a body in the path of silver lightening, a face half-hidden, a steady hand holding the pipe.

Contemplative, composed and unsoiled Yes.
Unaffected? No.

Manto trapped a thunderstorm in each little story he wrote, detonated, and ready to blow in the face of the reader, so as the violence carried out by us against each other remains in our view. In that, he gave to us each and every jolt he received from unjust and discriminatory systems and their outcomes.

Each jolt in Manto’s stories is safe. He made it safe for us to read, discuss, paint and articulate the time of Partition. To be aware of it as he is, be honest as he is, be courageous as he is, and, to be creative as he is.

Dhaliwal brings back a Manto that we often failed to see for the fears of knowing him and his time, of knowing us and now.

As well, this is the first most beautiful artists’ image of Saadat Hasan Manto that honours the creative spirits of both the Writer and the Artist.

Kanwal Dhaliwal

Works displayed at Uddari Art:
Modern Art
Punjab Landscape
Partition: The Punjab 1947

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