Political art: Canvas of Dissent

In times of CAA-NRC, the rise of political art among youngsters...

Political art: Canvas of Dissent

Arushi Chaudhary

Tear gas shells, water cannons, laathis and bullets were hurled by the Delhi Police to ‘rein in’ protestors around the Jamia Millia Islamia University campus on December 15, 2019. Images of students facing police brutality and then being marched with their hands in the air travelled far and wide and found their way to the mobile feed of Anirban Ghosh who was travelling outside the country at that time. A UX designer by profession and an illustrator by passion, 32-year-old Anirban found himself gripped by an unsettling angst. As an artist who has been focussing on women’s rights, human rights and LGBTQ rights since his student days, he craved a creative outlet to that anguish.