© Shubhankar Adhikari
Title - Boat and the Boatman
Watercolour on handmade Paper (Size - 15" x 22" )
This is one of my paintings on the unpredictable life of fishermen live in Sundarban area in West Bengal. Most of the people in the Sundarban are fishermen or farmers. They are compelled to live a very hard and risky life. The region is densely covered by mangrove forests and is one of the largest reserves for Bengal Tiger.The interconnected network of waterways makes almost every corner of the forest accessible by boat. Forest are so important and vital for human existence in Sundarban area , the people even donot bother about their lives to collect timber,fuel wood ,pulpwood as well as other no wood products including honey and fishes.