Naxalism

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The term Naxal comes from the village Naxalbari in West Bengal where the Naxalbari uprising of 1967 occurred. People who are engaged in the insurgency are called Naxals or Naxalite. The movement itself is referred to as Naxalism. A tribal woman is depicted in this painting. The sickle and the hammer are the symbols of Naxalism. The painting also depicts the worship materials used by the tribes of Bastar, Chattisgargh which is the area where this insugency is most active. The bird, Pahari Myna is the state bird of Chhattisgarh.

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Mixed media on canvas, 30 x 24