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Jagdish Mittal born 1925 is an artist turned art collector and art historian. He is an erudite scholar and a leading authority on Indian art. He is the Principal Trustee of the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art Hyderabad a Public Trust to which he and his artist wife Kamla gifted their unique collection in 1976. In 1990 he was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India. His book Andhra Paintings of the Ramayana was published by Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Akademi in 1969. He has delivered lectures on art at various places in India and abroad presented papers at International seminars and his articles have been published in prestigious books and journals on Indian art.
|Title||Deccani Scroll Paintings in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art|
|Publisher||Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art|
This book Deccani Scroll Paintings is the first comprehensive study of all aspects of a unique tradition of narrative scroll paintings in India. These scrolls have been used for over four hundred years in the north-western region of the present Andhra Pradesh state by Telugu-speaking itinerant picture-showmen belonging to a community entitled to perform before people of certain caste. The bock provides hitherto unknown material to scholars about the artists the picture-showmen their patron-caste viewers performance stylistic development influence of the Vijayanagara and Nayaka-period painting on them technique and material used for painting and most importantly the caste-based legends performed before certain patron-caste people which so far were not available to others. This book also surveys historical facts and social conventions prevailing in this part of the Deccan when these works were produced.Although the Deccani scrolls are superior in many respects when compared to scrolls produced elsewhere in India like Bengal Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh Gujarat and Karnataka and the study about the latter began in the early 1900s the Deccani scrolls came to the notice of art lovers only after 1965.The scrolls published in this book are the best among examples so far known. The earliest is a rare work of c. 1625 the others were produced between c. 1775 and c.1900. Great pain was taken to photograph details of these very large-sized works each about 30 inches wide and over 30 feet long.This book will inspire art scholars and institutions to undertake further research and record additional information about narrative-scrolls tradition of the Deccan for the benefit of scholars and art lovers.Deccani Scroll Paintings in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art, Author: Jagdish Mittal, Category: Book, ISBN: 9788190487252, Condition: New."