Stories that inspired Virsā Artworks — A Colonial Love Story

Quinine, Mangoes and Peacocks (Virsā Artwork inspired by this story: MOR - The Peacock)

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Quinine, Mangoes and Peacocks (Virsā Artwork inspired by this story: MOR - The Peacock)

Colonial Punjab, circa 1920s in a hilly Cantonment. She had never seen a peacock before until just now when she witnessed this magnificent bird in all its glory trying to woo its mate, minutes before the clouds burst and the monsoon soaked up the parched summer earth. This was India, the crown jewel of the Great British Empire. And, she and her husband were here defending the Empire and well, civilising the barbaric, pagan natives. She wrote letters to her mother back in London and told her of the finest cottons, silks, *chai and spices she was surrounded with… and,...

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