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Dhanapal

by  T. V. Kunhi Krishnan

On his way to school a little boy of ten used to stop at a hut near Kapaleesvar temple in Mylapore, Madras. He would stand outside the hut for hours and watch with delight an old man carving wood, bringing to life gods and goddesses, elephants and lions.

This was Dhanapal’s first introduction to sculpture

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