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Artist Sunil Abhiman Awachar Sketches India’s Oppressed Under Lockdown

Dr Sunil Abhiman Awachar is a well-known Marathi poet and artist. Over the last weeks, the artist’s Instagram feed has been a reflection of his concerns. His sketches interrogate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide lockdown in India, on the Dalits and the oppressed people of India. We reproduce some of his portraits, with permission, in this piece.

This April, for Dalit History Month, Silverscreen India will bring various voices together. Dr Sunil Abhiman Awachar’s is an urgent voice that is capturing history as it unfolds in front of us.