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Sudhir Patwardhan

by Jitish Kallat

Photographed by Jitish Kallat for ArtAsiaPacific.

Sudhir Patwardhan, one of India's finest painters, lives and works in •Thane, a satellite township of over a million citizens on the northeastern periphery of Mumbai. The first railway in India ran from Mumbai's Victoria Terminus Station to Thane in 1853 and ever since the two have remained umbilically linked.

His experience in Thane gives Patwardhan a unique vantage point that leaves a sharp imprint on his practice. The narratives of middle class urban existance in India predominate here and…

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