Mewar-Style Painting : Discovered
A Mewar-style Mahabharata painted by a Muslim was discovered in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
- A trunk in a dingy room in Udaipur’s City Palace had been sheltering thousands of miniature paintings of the Mahabharata, painted by Allah Baksh between 1680 and 1698.
- In The Mahabharata by Baksh, they highlight how literature undergoes constant reinterpretation through centuries and millennia.
- A 300-year-old text, in this Baksh’s illustrations is not a Sanskrit Mahabharata but a Rajasthani one.
- It is not painted by a Muslim but by a proponent of the Mewari school of thought, in such a manner that when one sees the paintings, and visualizes Mewari culture in its entirety.
- Mewar-style painting 17th and 18th centuries.
- Mewar painting is one of the most important schools of Indian miniature painting.
- It is a school in the Rajasthani style
- It developed in the Hindu principality of Mewar (Udaipur).