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Unmukta

I am as free as nature first made man, / Ere the base laws of servitude began./ When wild in woods the noble savage ran

That’s a distant dream, nay, a reality ensconced deep in our subconscious minds, a hidden desire, an eternal urge to be one with Nature. But alas! Our modern urban sensibilities have trained us to be in fetters, and in our attempt to be civilised, we have consciously wiped all evidences of rusticity and simplicity from our existence. That’s survival. Or is it' After all, artists like Rajni Jhunjhunwala still yearn to be ‘unmukta’ (free). Jhunjhunwala depicts Nature not in a condescending manner but rather as an essential part of existence where good and evil co-exist, each drawing support and sustenance from the other. An exhibition of Jhunjhunwala’s recent paintings and watercolours is on.

When: Till September 15; 4 pm - 8 pm

Where: Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 108, Southern Avenue

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