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For generations Patua communities of West Bengal have been painters and singers of stories depicted in scrolls. Recently a group of women from Naya Village near Kolkata have formed a cooperative to revive this dying art. This web site contains interviews with the women painters, and shows many of their scrolls and performances with written translations of the stories they depict.

Lisbon Exhibition Press Dossier
(in Portuguese)

A Tour of the Exhibition with Director Joaquim Pais de Brito
Stills of the Exhibition

Singing Pictures: Woman Painters of Naya
A Film by Lina Fruzzetti, Ákos Östör, Aditi Nath Sarkar

Songs of a Sorrowful Man: Dukhushyam Chitrakar of Naya Village, West Bengal, India
A Film by Lina Fruzzetti, Ákos Östör, Aditi Nath Sarkar