Soniya Chitrakar is a young Patua of Naya in Pingla, bearing the tradition with high enthusiasm. She started learning the art of Patachitra during her childhood from her mother, renowned Patua Jaba Chitrakar. Sonia has participated in exhibitions and events across India. She had visited Germany in 2018 where she had also participated in a workshop. She was awarded by the Rabindra Bharati University and has won a State Award in 2017.

This research project, Heritage Sensitive Intellectual Property and Marketing strategies: India (HIPAMS - INDIA), is funded by the British Academy's Sustainable Development Programme, supported under the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund 2018-2021.