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Nandalal as A Student

Nandalal was found of colored pictures. He used to look for them in old books and magazines. Making copies of them was the beginning of his apprenticeship in drawing. When he went to school, instead of taking notes he was busy sketching. When he was taught Words-worth's poems, he drew in his note book sketches of the poet. He remembered 'Hithopadesha' stories because of the colored pictures he had drawn.

The lessons at school seemed dull to Nandalal. The question was not whether he liked or disliked a particular subject. He liked mostly what appealed to the eyes. Though he disliked mathematics, later on, when he studied in Calcutta, he did not miss a single class because of the teacher who taught him, Gowrishankar Dey; his personality attracted him. Mr. Dey was trim and tidy. He dressed well. His hair was Grey. He buttoned up his jacket up to his neck. His snow-white dhoti came an inch or two below his knee. He was an image of dignity. It was not mathematics but the teacher that attracted Nandalal.

His mother tongue was Bengali but his medium of instruction was Hindi. Since he had learnt Hindi while quite young, it had become a part of his personality. When he was very happy or very sad he tended to express himself in Hindi and not in Bengali. It was in Hindi that he conversed with his old friends and told stories to his grandchildren.

Unimportant differences never mattered to Nandalal. Teacher and student, high and low - such considerations never occurred to him.

He was a great artist and the Director of an Art Gallery; but he did not ignore his old friends. He treated every one equally and never felt superior -to others. He felt one among his village friends. Once a friend of his childhood went from the village to see him. Nandalal spent the whole day happily in his company. Between the two of them there was no barrier of culture or education. He was so human that he could be a child among children. This was a mark of his greatness.

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