EXPRESSING PATRIOTIC FERVOUR THROUGH INNOVATIVE MAP

Dr. Darla Nageswara Rao (b 12-01-1959), Replica Artist working as an Artist in Government Central Press, Hyderabad,Telangana, the  ReplicaArtist  who  had earlier wowed every body by reproducing  newspapers in calligraphy  has produced  a map of India  with  nothing  but  the  word  "INDIA" repeated in various colours all over the sheet. The work, which had begun on August 15, 2010, the Independence Day has been finished as a prelude to the Republic Day in 2011. He has written  the name of the country a total of36,628 times on a 65x90 centimetre drawing sheet using a six-point sized lettering. The map contains 356 rows, with the word  reproduced  103 Times in each row. H e used gel pens and water  colours of four different  hues namely red, blue, black and green  to mark  the boundaries of various states,  and  border  in tri-colour. It took 320 hours to create the Map.

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Na-Pukhuri, Tinsukia-786125, Assam.