Nabeen punishing Elokeshi

Kalam PatuaEarly 21st century

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography
Bangalore, India

This is a contemporary patua watercolour from the Elokeshi murder case. This episode depicts the moment after Elokeshi's husband Nabeen finds out about the affair - he raises the fish knife to cut off her head, while she tries to defend herself with raised arms.


  • Title: Nabeen punishing Elokeshi
  • Creator: Kalam Patua
  • Date Created: Early 21st century
  • Location: Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 43.3 cm, W. 35.2 cm
  • Type: Kalighat Painting
  • Medium: Watercolour on paper
  • Museum No.: PTG.01613-9
  • Department: Painting

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