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Haldar made a tour of Europe in 1923 and soon realized that Realism in European art had numerous limitations. He sought to balance physical attributes in proportion to the magnitude of the subject matter. Haldar's Yashoda and Krisna was not just a religious painting but an artistic juxtaposition of the infinite (represented by Krishna) with the finite (represented by Yashoda). Haldar also made thirty two paintings on the Buddha's life and thirty paintings on Indian history, attempting to embrace idealism in his art. His media included:lacquer, tempera, oil, watercolors, and even ranged to some photography
His masterpieces include:
• Krishna and Yashoda
• Awakening of Mother India
• Rai-Raja Lotus
• Kunala and Ashoka
• Raslila
• The Flame of Music
• Pronam

Haldar was a poet throughout his life. He translated Kalidasa's Meghadoota ("Cloud messenger") and Ritusamhara (Cycle of the seasons) into Bengali from Sanskrit. He also illustrated numerous poems in visual art, including twelve from Omar Khayyam. His art on the Buddha and the History of India fell under this poetic umbrella. He is also the author of various books in Bengali, viz. Ajanta (A travalogue to the Caves of Ajanta), Ho-der Galpo (The life and culture of the Ho tribe), Bagh Guha and Ramgarh (Another travalogue to the Bagh Cave and Ramgarh in Central India, etc. A newly annotated edition of Ajanta has recently been published by Lalmati, Kolkata, with annotations, additions and photographs by Prasenjit Dasgupta and Soumen Paul. mother n child.

Out of respect to his aptitude for art, the British government appointed Haldar the principal of the Government School of Art & Crafts at Lucknow. Haldar became the first Indian to be appointed as the principal of a Government Art School. He was also the first Indian to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London in 1934. The Allahabad Museum opened a large "Haldar Hall" with many of his works in 1938




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