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Eternally Ethnic: Folk Paintings of India

Indrani Devgupta (Author)

Contents: Preface. Introduction. 1. Folk Paintings of Bengal. 2. Kalighat Pata Paintings. 3. Folk Paintings of Bihar. 4. Folk Paintings of Orissa. 5. Palm Leaf Paintings. 6. Folk Paintings of Rajasthan. 7. Pichwai Paintings. 8. Sanjhya Paintings. 9. Folk Paintings of Gujarat. 10. Folk Paintings of Maharashtra. 11. Warli Paintings. 12. Folk Paintings of North-eastern States. 13. Folk Paintings of Telangana.14. Folk Paintings of Andhra Pradesh. 15. Folk Paintings of Karnataka. 16. Folk Paintings of Tamilnadu. 17. Folk Paintings of Kerala. 18. Folk Paintings on Handcrafted Items. 19. Leather Puppet Making of Andhra Pradesh. 20. Bamboo Mat Paintings of Kerala. Conclusion. Glossary. Bibliography.


Poetry and Prose portrayed in paints is the true connotation of the Folk art of India. Folk paintings from different states reflect the heritage and lifestyles of the rural people in the distant villages of India. Varied in styles, practices, motifs and mediums, it reflects the true essence of the rich culture of our country. Most of the people of India are unaware of the hard work, imagination and creativity of these artists.One has to travel across the large length and breadth of this country to get glimpses of these traditional forms of art. Hence, it is a humble effort of the author to introduce different folk arts of India, in a compact book form `Eternally Ethnic`. Besides, this book will open a new window to the art lovers, interior designers, fashion designers and scholars of different streams to enrich their fields of study and work.

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Bibliographic information

Title Eternally Ethnic: Folk Paintings of India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.12.2022
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Originals
Language: English
isbn 9788184542486
length 128p., Col Plates.