Thursday, January 19, 2006


Originally uploaded by dalbhat.
After December 2005, many patuas illustrated their impressions of the tsunami disaster in their scroll commentaries.

This is one frame that describes the tsunami from a patua's perspective. Many of the scrolls show a huge godlike creature crying at the top with tears flowing down from the heavens, heads with their eyes closed are floating in the waters, and birdlike carriages are flying about carrying people -- the helicopters rescuing victims in the affected areas.

Painting by Karuna Chitrakar

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