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An introduction to the portfolio of Pathankot


It was Christmas eve of nineteen eighty two and the train had rumbled into Pathankot station after a tiring journey from Madras Central.
I had my first glimpse of Pathankot, a transit station on my journey to the hills.
My first experience of Pathankot gave me an impression that it was an absolutely utilitarian and a rather nondescript place lacking points of
interest other than trade and business.
Yet, when I spent a few days in the dusty town often littered with dirt, I found that this place had a definite character of its own and this
character was unique in the sense, that I found no other town quite like it.
Pathankot had still retained the old time flavour of ethnic diversity, with the traditional lifestyle and horse drawn transport.
Many years have passed since then, and it is difficult to find that old lifestyle of accepted values passed down through generations. Clash of values and life styles have changed the city not only outwardly but also inwardly.
Today Pathankot is at crossroads. It can neither deny its past nor can it accept the changes with an understanding viewpoint. From that crossroads I look back at Pathankot I had sketched more than twelve years ago. This portfolio brings back some memories of a Pathankot you may not see again. Each picture is an on the spot work as I do not believe in copying from photographs when expressing my creative world.
This graphic portfolio presents a set of seven pictures that can be kept in the cover itself or can be framed if you wish to do so.           -
Prabal Pramanik


These reproductions are original serigraphs printed on textured handmade paper.

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Pathankot Portfolio
by Prabal Pramanik

 

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An introduction to the portfolio of Pathankot

 

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A view from Androon Bazar in
Pathankot in 1993

 

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A view of Dangu road in
Pathankot in 1993

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A view of Gandhi Chowk at
Pathankot in 1993

 

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A view of old bus stand in
Pathankot in 1993

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A view from Shahpur road in
Pathankot in 1993

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The skyline of Pathankot from Simlapahari in 1993

 

 

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A view from Dangu road near railway
“phatak” in Pathankot in 1993

 

 

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