Miniature Painting

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Sarang Sharma
Laharu is a significant figure in the world of Pahari miniature paintings. He came from the Gujarati Manikanth family of painters in Chamba and was active during the reign of Raja Umed Singh (1748–64). Laharu’s work focuses on the male and female physiognomy and shows utter disregard for the…
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Sarang Sharma
The Devi Kothi temple, in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, was constructed by Raja Umed Singh in 1754 CE. According to Chamba’s folk narrative, the king commissioned the construction of the temple, dedicated to Goddess Chamunda, on the fulfilment of a wish.  Raja Umed Singh was inclined towards…
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Sarang Sharma
The town of Chamba, located in the North-Western Himalayan region, was established in the eleventh century by Raja Sahilla of Varmana dynasty. The town holds a rich heritage of temple construction which dates back to the twelfth century. The temples of Chamba have attracted the attention of…
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B.N. Goswamy
Kehar Singh was a Punjabi painter, who was influenced by European watercolour and oil paintings, as well as photography. What set him apart from his contemporaries was the detailed manner of his depiction of common men from different trades, whom he even named as part of his accompanying notes.…
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Meghna Baruah
  Bhuyan, S. K. 1930 (Second Edition 2009). ‘A Note on Assamese Manuscripts.’ In Descriptive Catalogue of Assamese Manuscripts, by Hemchandra Goswami, XV-XXX. Guwahati: Department of Historical and Antiquarian Studies, Assam.   Boruah, Samiran. September 2010. ‘Abstract Paintings of the Assamese…
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Meghna Baruah
  Sujit Das is an artist and illustrator who has been practicing and promoting manuscript painting for a number of years. As an artist, he has participated in many regional, national and international exhibitions and camps. He has also worked as a commercial artist for comics and regional…
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Meghna Baruah
  Rupeswar Nath’s home is in Koliabor in Nagaon District of Assam. Being the Chairman of a religious congregation or unit of sixteen villages in Koliabor, he holds an important religious position. He is also a ‘Pathak’ where he recites holy scriptures during religious functions and ceremonies. He…
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Meghna Baruah
  Jadab Chandra Mahanta is a retired teacher and a Vaishnavite cleric attached to a Vaishnavite monastery named Bor Elengi Bogiai Satra in Titabor, Assam. He engages in a number of traditional arts and crafts like manuscript painting and writing, mask making and jewellery design.   Meghna Baruah:…
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