The Sacred Story of Colours and Cultures: Madhubani Paintings, Painters, and Patterns

Khushi Grover (Ambedkar University Delhi)

India abounds in traditional narrative art forms, and it stands out because of its diverse tribal and folk art traditions. In this paper, I wish to investigate the narrative tradition of Madhubani paintings located in the Mithila region of Bihar in the Eastern part of India. I propose to investigate the Madhubani art form in relation to its history, practice, pioneers and representative masters, and the technicalities central to this art form with a special focus on its significance to the community of its artists and practitioners, and vice versa.

Part of V4-02 Expressive Culture on the Indian Subcontinent, Thursday, October 12, 8:00 am–10:00 am