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The Gond Artists of Patangarh

A video story documenting the work and life of Santu Singh Tekam, a Gond artist from Patangarh, Madhya Pradesh

Santu Singh Tekam from Patangarh, Madhya Pradesh started making and selling Gond paintings when he was just nine years old. Taking forward the legacy of his grandfather, Jangarh Singh Shyam, who is known as the founder of Gond art, Santu has been creating magic on canvas.

Santu Singh at an exhibition of his work.

From depicting the tribal culture to showcasing a unique relationship between animals and nature, Santu’s paintings decorate various corners across the globe.

Know more about the unique art form and the artist through this video:

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