Wall Paintings of North and Central Gujarat

Paper Type: 150 gsm Art paper (matt) | Size: 279 mm x 216 mm
All colour; 339 photographs; 248 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 9383098600 | ISBN-13: 978-93-83098-60-6

 1995 |  60 |  35

The book is a pictorial record of an art form that is now almost completely extinct. The range of these painting is truly awe-inspiring. They not only portray various mythological situations and instances from local folk tales but even daily chores and sometimes just images from nature.  Culled from temples, mansions, havelis and houses, these paintings are artifacts of great socio-historical importance.  The wall paintings of Gujarat is a form of representative art that traces its origins back to the seventeenth century.  The author’s extensive travels through the small towns, villages and cities of north and central Gujarat have helped him build a collection as comprehensive as it is varied and particular.

Pradip  Zaveri
Pradip Zaveri

Pradip Zaveri has always been interested in various art forms, especially Indian paintings. His passion for travelling and photography led him to the interiors of Rajasthan where wall paintings are found in abundance. So, when he observed wall paintings in Kutch, now called Kachchh (Gujarat), his native place, he started photo documenting them. The first photography exhibition was held at Kutch museum.