DOI link for Bhajan Hunjan
Bhajan Hunjan book
In the absence of interest in her work by the white consecrators of the mainstream art galleries, and a natural reticence on her own part to promote herself as an individual – she holds the key Sikh belief in living without homay – Bhajan has worked successfully on the margins, devising collaborative projects, publicly funded, within which she can practice her art to the benefit of the wider community. The sense of community was strong, too, in Nanyuki. Bhajan’s family owned a hardware store called ModSan, the only one in the town, set up by her father the year before Bhajan was born and fronted by a German woman because he did not like the idea of shop keeping. Bhajan comes out of the needs-based economy in which one has to know to how to sew, for members of the family to have clothes, bed sheets and table cloths; as well as all the sweet-making and complex cooking.