Zarina Hashmi Silkscreen Print

Born in 1937 in Aligarh, India, Zarina Hashmi studied Mathematics before she tried her hand at printmaking when she visited Rajasthan in the 1960s. Hashmi went on to study intaglio in Paris and woodblock printing Tokyo. Her works are known for her use of lines on handmade paper and are often used to depict political borders and memories of violence from the partition.

Her interest in mathematics and architecture can be seen in her understanding of structures. Works in intaglio, woodblock, lithography, and silkscreen seem to explore themes of displacement, home, and borders.


Zarina Hashmi (1937)



Edition ⅘

Silkscreen print

24 x 19 in.

Estimate: 11,00,000 - 15,00,000 INR

Provenance: Bodhi Art

Lot 46 in Prinseps Spring Auction 24 - 25 April 2019 

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