Video archives: Shanti Devi – Sabari of Mithila

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Shanti Devi, one of the most acclaimed Dalit painters from Mithila, opens the knot of discourse which nobody wishes to talk to on the open forum.

Smt. Shanti Devi, one of the most acclaimed Dalit painters, born in a small village of Mithila, Seema Gram of Madhubani district. She is practicing art for more then 40 years and received State Award in 1979, National Tamrapatra Award 1984, Ashok Chakra, 1985, Chetna Samiti Awards, 1993 and many others. To paint and exhibit Mithila art, she has travelled many countries including Hungary, Denmark, UAE and Japan.

She is the most vocal Mithila painter in the present time and a vociferous advocate of Dalit artisans of Mithila region, on the different socio-economic and cultural fronts. In this archival interview, she shares her life in brief and raised the issues to which nobody wishes to talk to on the open forum.

 

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Shanti: Sabari of Mithila painting

Shanti: Sabari of Mithila painting
Interviewee : Smt. Shanti Devi, Master Mithila painter
Interviewer : Sunil Kumar
Location : Lahariyaganj, Madhubani, Bihar
Recording : November 20, 2018,

Interview commissioned by Sahapedia, New Delhi

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