Pradyumna Kumar

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Pradyumna Kumar, from Muzaffarpur, Bihar, is the first Indian to ever win the prestigious UNESCO Noma Concours in Japan in 2006, as well as 2008. After a surgery cost him his job as a land surveyor, Pradyumna took to art, influenced by Madhubani traditional style, making improvisations on themes and topics. His works are in permanent collections at the National Museums in Liverpool, the Mingei International Folk Art Museum in San Diego, and QAGOMA in Brisbane. He is also the author and illustrator of two books.

Articles by Pradyumna Kumar

Madhubani art scene showing many people coming to the rice mill-self-help group

February 5, 2021
How a women’s self-help group saved an entire village
The story of a self-help group that boosted livelihoods and household incomes in Odisha, depicted through Madhubani art.
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