Maoist insurgency, prevalent in India, has its roots in the Naxalite movement that started fifty years ago in West Bengal. Intelligentsia and students were part of the initial movement, although now there is little support from the urban elite for what has evolved into left-wing terrorism encompassing the tribal population. Academics and social workers operating in rural areas with tribal populations are often accused of being Maoists. The insurgents use gamchha’s as makeshift balaclavas. Gamchha’s are traditional thin cotton towels with checkered patterns that are generally red and white. Improvised explosive devices are often made out of steel tiffin containers, tiffin being the inherited British word for midday luncheon in India.

ACP 2017 Ones To Watch curated by Mary Stanley of Mary Stanley Studio and Young Collectors Club ATL.


This work ships from Atlanta, GA, US.

Luncheon, 2010
Archival pigment print
Work: 32 x 25.5 in (81.28 x 64.77 cm)
Frame: 34 x 28 x 2 in (86.36 x 71.12 x 5.08 cm)
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Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay
  • Dimensions
    32 x 25.5 in (81.28 x 64.77 cm)