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I feel that barrel stands for many things - drunkenness of Motilal, spiritual emptiness and greed of India's middle class, the terror of living (not getting even a drink of water) जगायची पण सक्ती आहे , facelessness of vast majority of India's poor and downtrodden, black humor that is integral to every life....
Bacchus. Statue of the god, whole-length seated on a wine barrel, wearing grapes in his hair and holding a stylized thyrsos, his left hand resting on his hip; unsigned; first state before planet-sign added on socle; after Jacques Jonghelinck. 1586 Engraving
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