Baandhana/Bandhuta by Aaran Patel
*40% of all profits will be contributed to Karwan e Mohabbat*
Siddi Sayed ni Jali in Ahmedabad illustrates the delicate balance between competing narratives about space and conquest. Built in 1573, the last year of the Gujarat Sultanate, the legend is that the Hindu artisans who carved the stone latticework chose to show the palm tree, a symbol of Islam, being entwined with the Banyan tree, representing Hinduism. The combination of Muslim architects and Hindu stonemasons who built many of the monuments from the Sultanate and Mughal eras led to wonderfully varied symbols.
Medium : Digital Print on Archival Paper.
- 8" x 12" : Rs. 5,000. Edition of 10.
- 10" x 15" : Rs. 8,000. Edition of 10.
- 12" x 18" : Rs.12,000. Edition of 10.
All prints are signed and numbered by the photographer and are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Framing : Unframed
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About The Artist
Aaran Patel is an educator and photographer who is currently pursuing a Master in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He spent four years with Teach For India as a fellow and member of the organisation’s innovation cell, during which time he photographed classrooms and communities around the country and shot TFI’s ten year book, Grey Sunshine. Aaran has also photographed handloom initiatives in Maheshwar for the last decade, and more broadly been an observer of changing conceptions of space in several cities in India. Aaran collaborated with Jeff Nelson on "Mumbai is Upgrading" shown at G5A, an exhibition of digital artworks that sought to conserve elements of the past and develop a landscape of parallel existence.