Anuradha Thakur’s works are translations of real-life encounters with her favorite muses, the tribals of India. Her works capture the true spirit, pulse and rhythm of tribal communities from across the country in as much glamour and as much simplicity at the same time. That, in a nutshell, is Anuradha Thakur and her work.
While Anuradha’s tryst with the tribal people is a long story going back to her childhood days spent in Maharashtra, it took an interactive workshop with the Gond tribes in Gadchiroli to make her realize what she really wanted her art to be. The closer she moved with them, the more she fell in love with the tribals – their customs and their way of life. She watched them at work, soaked in their ceremonies, their dance, their music. From her experiences in their land, she shaped her craft.