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The Legend of Krishna in Wall Paintings of Gujarat and Rajasthan

The Legend of Krishna in Wall Paintings of Gujarat and Rajasthan

by Pradip Zaveri

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Author: Pradip Zaveri

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 460

Binding: Hardcover

Package Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.2 x 1.1 inches

Release Date: 26-06-2018

Details: The Legend of Krishna in Wall Paintings of Gujarat and Rajasthan is a comprehensive documentation of the Krishna theme in an art form that is now on the verge of extinction. The exploits of Krishna have been and continue to be a great source of inspiration for the Indian artist. The author Pradip Zaveri has painstakingly collected images from temples, palaces, havelis, mansions, schools and houses during his extensive travels in Gujarat and Rajasthan. This book explores the Krishna myth in its historical and cultural context. This collection essentially tells the story of Krishna’s life as a child and then moves on to his adolescence as a cowherd, followed by his romantic dalliances. It includes paintings that illustrate the deeds of Vishnu and his other avataras. These wall paintings provide detailed glimpses of the social and cultural life of the people. Sadly this form of artistic representation is on the verge of extinction. In this book Pradip Zaveri preserves for posterity’s sake this vibrant tradition that is an integral part of the country’s representative art forms.

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