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NANDALAL BOSE

The Boy Artist

Nandalal Bose never felt tired of watching the making of dolls. He made friends with doll-makers and tried to make. Dolls; and when he succeeded he was thrilled.

There was a mad man who used to draw pictures on walls. He would draw if he were paid. Once Nandalal Bose gave him three paise and asked him to draw. The mad man drew only two lines and stopped. "Why?" asked Nandalal and the mad man said, "That's all you get for three paise." Every time Nandalal paid three-paise, the drawing progressed. When the picture was complete Nandalal's happiness was unbounded. The figure the mad man drew was that of Nandalal Bose. The material he used was charcoal and water. His brush was a piece of rag. Later on Nandalal used this technique for the famous fresco 'Natir Puja' in the Cheena Bhavana of Santiniketan. (Fresco is one way of drawing on walls.)

Though Kharagpur was a village it was well known. The nearest railway station was Bariorpur at a distance of twelve miles. Kharagpur was on the way to the railway station. Many people passed through the village. Some used to ride horses. There were also carts drawn by men. Merchants and laborers used to pass through Kharagpur. To Nandalal Bose, these scenes of every day life looked like pictures drawn in colors.


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Nandalal Bose - A Celebrated painter Of Modern India
About Nandalal Bose
Introduction
Loveliness All Round
The Influence Of Parents
You are Here! The Boy Artist
Nandalal As A  Student
In Calcutta
Abanindranath Tagore
Meeting The Guru
'I'll Take Care Of Him'
Flowering Of The Genius
Sister Nivedita
Indian Tour
Abanindranath's Companion
Many-Sided Development Of The Artist's Life
Travel Abroad
With Gandhiji
The Gratitude Of The People
Gentle Humour
A Great Personality
Deathless Creation
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