Oil on Canvas
Epilogue I explores the lives the migrants left behind in the aftermath of India’s lockdown. The painting encapsulates the stillness and silence in the rooms they once called home. Within a matter of days their lives in the cities came to an abrupt end. They moved back to their villages to face an uncertain future, leaving behind all their hopes and aspirations.
According to the World Bank, India’s lockdown has impacted 40 million migrants. Epilogue I tells just one such story.