Vivan Sundaram recalls, "I had returned from London in 1971 to Delhi after being a student and an activist in the May 1968 movement, where I had worked in a silkscreen workshop making political posters as well as fly posting them. In Delhi, I helped students in JNU make posters.
A flash back. I received a pdf of the 'The White Review' which I had not heard of. I was taken aback to see a long article on the American Pop silk screen artist, nun Sister Coreta. A Fulbright Scholar Demi Hunt, a follower of hers, while at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, convinced the graphic department to start a silkscreen workshop in 1964.
In 1973 I moved to Baroda and proposed to the same Graphic Department to give over the studio for five weeks. Readily, two of my teachers, K. G. Subramanyan and Jyoti Bhatt participated. But the very special presence of Somnath Hore, who I had just met in Santiniketan, agreed to come all the way at his expense. He took a liking to me for my communist sympathies as well as the series I had just done on based on Pablo Neruda's poem 'The Heights of Macchu Picchu'. Manu and Madhvi Parekh also came from Calcutta at their own expense. Laxma Goud already an accomplished graphic artist, came from Hyderabad. From Baroda, colleagues as Gulam Mohammed Sheikh and Bhupen Khakhar. Rajesh Mehra, one of the artists from Group 1890 brought along a young artist, who he said had worked in a silkscreen workshop in London from 1964 to 71. We could not include him as we already had a large number. His name was Manjit Bawa."
- Vivan Sundaram, 9 September 2018
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