There are about 59,000 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in the 100-plus refugee camps in Tamil Nadu. The first wave of refugees came starting the Eelam War I (1983–1987). In spite of living in India for more than 3 decades, the issues faced by the refugees in the camps are multi-fold. Without Indian citizenship, they also face several challenges. This image was shot in one of the camps in Madurai by Abul Kalam Azad in the year 2012. in Limited Edition, Original, Signed, Archival Black and White photographic print of a sleeping baby. Shot by Indian Photographer Abul Kalam Azad in Tamil Nadu Sri Lankan refugee camp in the year 2012.

The Cradle, 2012

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  • Abul Kalam Azad is an Indian visual artist and photographer based in Kerala. His works are largely personal explorations and documentation of experiences, and memories of his native land, people, and their culture. They deal with issues of identity, ethics, micro/macro history, and eroticism. His works have exhibited Nationally/Internationally in reputed museums and galleries. He has received Charles Wallace Award in the year 1996 and recognized by the French government through a scholarship grant. He is a recipient of grants from the Government of India and India Foundation for the Arts (IFA). He is the founder of Ekalokam Trust for Photography and Editor-in-chief of PhotoMail Online magazine.