Pen and Ink, Collage on Hand-Made Khadi Paper
Part of the John Hays Special Collections Library
The books are dedications to the different sectors of society who become inevitable casualties of political warfare and terrorism. The books however, outline different episodic accounts as recalled by me, in mere fragments, of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai on the 26th of November, 2008.
Each book has been made on handmade paper which I purchased from a paper mart which is near Taj: one of the locations of the terrorist attack. I haven’t been to the Taj Mahal Hotel in the last 12 years.
Book 2 is a dedication to the hundreds of people who never had the chance to bid their loved ones goodbye that night. This sentiment, although localizad to Mumbai, extends to everyone around the globe (to the wars against terrorism in te Middle East, the human rights movement currently in the US, and even thus global pandemic which is stealing our loved ones from us) who has lost someone and was deprived of their right to say goodbye to their loved ones.