Author: R P Srivastava
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0391025600
A comprehensive survey of visual arts - miniature painting, illustrated manuscripts and mural painting - and discovers and establishes for the first time a definitive movement of visual arts which existed in Punjab of nineteenth century.
This brings o the attention of scholarly world a rich style of painting known as 'Punjab Painting' hitherto unknown just like other Indian schools of painting viz Mughal, Rajput and Pahari painting with all the salient features of any art movement inherent in it. Special feature of the book lies in the fact that it sheds light on the social life of the painters who made creative and beautiful environments - royal and private both - but thus far remained in oblivion.
Simultaneously it seeks to trace the presence of famous artists in both regions and their family genealogies which help us to track down the movement of art from one princely center to another. One such family was Chughtai family which came from Heart (Persia) and settled in Lahore, and its members were responsible for significant contribution to creative arts of Punjab specially during the life time of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Unique feature of the book is that offers to the reader an opportunity to see the flowering of Vaishnavite art in the courts of tolerant Sikh rulers of both tans-Sutlej as well as Cis-Sutlej areas of Punjab.
List of Coloured Transparencies
List of Illustrations
The Punjab in the Nineteenth Century (Historical and Cultural Background)
Paintings in the Punjab-A Survey
Painting in Punjab-Themes
Patrons and Artists
Stylistic Analysis, Material, Technique
Place of the Painting in Punjab in the Field of Indian Painting