Arpita Akhanda
Title: 24/03/2020-14/04/2020
Medium: Paper weave on xerography
Size: 11.50 X 8.25 inches
Year: 2020

Waking up every day to the images of masses who has made a long journey home, crossing cities, boarders, walls, and simultaneously poverty, hunger, discrimination – people who we never realized existed until they stood up for themselves in search of home/shelter in the pandemic, I find innumerable resemblance as well as contrast between the present walk of the migrant labourers and the historic mass migration that took place in 1947. One is a walk towards home, the other, from home to an unknown destiny.