'Kalighat painting emerged from the changing world of nineteenth century Calcutta, with old and new images seemingly layered one upon another on a transparent plane. Traditionally inherited techniques, iconography, and artistic practices co-mingled with revivalistic Mughal court culture, Sanskrit drama, the proscenium stage, and swiftly churned out and circulated images from photo-studios and lithographic presses in the fast-growing urban centre, translating folk art forms into popular genres.'

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Onsite

Location code REF.JAJ4
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

1999

No of pages

232

ISBN / ISSN

1890206172

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Introduction
The Genesis of Kalighat Painting
Recasting the Imagery of Kalighat Painting
Historical Understanding of the Kalighat Genre
Articulation of the Pictorial Language
Kalighat Painting: Images from a Changing World
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Kalighat Painting: Images from a Changing World