Sohini S, New Delhi

Sohini is an illustrator from the suburbs of Bengal. She uprooted herself from her hometown to work for a livelihood, but has always returned to her roots for her most honest and intimate expressions. She finds it difficult to locate herself in the heteronormative matrix and self-admittedly continues to hang in limbo.

Sohini is building a book with some interactive tools that reimagine the rhymes and songs from Bangla oral traditions and talk about gender roles, in the light of nightmares from her own childhood. She will also be using texts gathered from friends, exhibiting similar stories and characters. She plans to keep the texts unchanged and restructure them visually, primarily using graphic illustration and embroidery.


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