Friday, October 7, 2011

Girl with Oranges - Sold



My native place is Nagpur and it is very famous for its Oranges, there is an interesting story how the cultivation of Nagpur orange started. The cultivation of Nagpur orange was tested for the first time as a kitchen garden plant during 1896 by Late Shri. Raghujiraje Bhonsle and observed as a successful venture. Since then, its cultivation attained momentum year after year and by now, it is claimed to be one of the most remunerative potential foreign exchange earning crops of not only this region but also as one of the horticultural crops after mango and banana at national level.

So when season comes you can see that almost every house is field with Oranges and every person in the family contributes in sorting and packing Oranges before sending it to the main market. In my school days I have seen this scenario in most of the villages around Nagpur.

3 comments:

  1. WOW Abhay, I am so glad you have decided to give our eyes a treat. What a Beautiful Piece.

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  2. Wonderful work of art. Love the way you have handled the details yet with simple strokes. All the very best

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  3. its very nice to see your panting i relay happy to you start doing panting.

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