Censored Screams: Art for Our Political Moment

‘In the dark times, will there also be singing? Yes, there will be singing about the dark times.’
~Bertolt Brecht

‘Exile’, watercolour on paper

The crackdown on dissent, human right activists getting arrested on flimsy charges and an escalating sense of conflict and tension are all feeding fears about the emergence of authoritarianism in India.

‘Scream’, watercolour on paper

We’re accosted by news of different kinds of violence everyday, whether it’s the Kathua rape or the mob lynchings taking place across the country.

‘Sight and Violence’, oil on Canvas

‘Not in my Name’, watercolour on paper

Pariplab Chakraborty is a 22-year-old independent artist and documentary-maker based in New Delhi.