Postcard in landscape orientation. Probably drawn in ink and pen, it shows a landscape from Haripura. Instead of focusing on the Congress session Nandalal had gone to design, it shows the people from around the villages and their everyday lives. In the centre is a large tree. Two individuals, one standing, one sitting, shelter under it. Beyond, on either side of the tree, is a sprawling landscape drawn in quick strokes, stretching into the horizon.
Postcard in landscape orientation. Probably drawn in ink and pen, it shows a landscape from Haripura. Instead of focusing on the Congress session Nandalal had gone to design, it shows the people from around the villages and their everyday lives. In the centre is a large tree. Two individuals, one standing, one sitting, shelter under it. Beyond, on either side of the tree, is a sprawling landscape drawn in quick strokes, stretching into the horizon.

Nandalal Bose

Postcard to Ramesh Charan Basu Majumdar from Haripura

1938

Collection: JBMRC

For the 1938 session of the Indian National Congress at Haripura, Gujarat, Gandhi had requested Nandalal to take charge of decorating the pavillion. With a team of students, Mastermoshai spent weeks in Haripura, meeting nationalist leaders, and more importantly, interacting with residents of the adjoining villages. While his posters, which were painted using natural materials, are better known, this postcard is testament to his habit of constantly sketching everything he saw.

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