This book takes the reader on a journey that is quite unique. For the first time ever, you are allowed an insider’s view of how the artist works in his own private domain – at work in his studio. This is a private space of introspection or feverish activity, with the artist in solitude and in dialogue with his work. Nemai Ghosh, celebrated for his stills of Satyajit Ray’s films, captures painters from Benodebehari Mukherjee, Jamini Roy to Manjit Bawa, Arpita Singh, sculptors Ramkinkar Baij to Dhruva Mistry at work, as they paint or sculpt. Chronologically, the volume traverses half a century, giving fascinating and rare vignettes of the names many an art aficionado is able to identify only through their signatures.