Memoir of an Artist is a compelling account of an unpredictable life that stretches through India, Nigeria, and Paris. As a student, he was a witness to the student revolt in Paris in 1968; in the seventies, he was in Nigeria observing the post-Biafra scenario as a teacher in the university. As a product of institutional education that shaped and groomed the new artists, he realizes the impact of Eurocentric dialogue on Indian art so imposing that it makes Indian art in perpetual transit. Again, in the process of creating dialogue within Kolkata life, author discovers contemporary art indeed has no social connectivity; thus, the educated progressive is unable to dialogue with the progressing art. Indian modernism has become a manufactured brand within art commerce, aligned to global marketing. Meanwhile, life has many spectrums, and the author has observed the modernistic agenda exists in contemporary art, as in many activities of Indian life, but each is like an island without connectivity.