19 March 2019

WW-I soldiers’ letters, songs inspire artwork

Angeli Sowani’s fascination of war and subsequent love for painting soldiers started in 2001 when she moved to England from India.

Mumbai: Poignant letters sent home by Indian soldiers during World War-I and folk songs sung by families pained by war and separation have inspired artist Angeli Sowani’s exhibited paintings that give voice and image to the forgotten soldiers. ‘Medals and Bullets’, an exhibition of paintings inspired by the numerous letters, photographs and songs of these forgotten soldiers, opened for viewing at the Jehangir Art Gallery here on Tuesday. The exhibition will continue till March 24.