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Ragamala Paintings from Rajasthan

Title:Ragamala Paintings from Rajasthan
Author:Rasika
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 11 Issue no. 2; March 1958, p. 25-29
Abstract:All Indian music must be written within the limits of the ragas and raginis. It is believed that each raga or ragini is symbolized by a god or goddess and thus every melody can be expressed pictorially. Over time, these images have gained religious sanction and the qualitative value of songs was recorded in pictures. Ragas are named according to their association: thus Deepak Raga coming from light. There are thousands of pictures of the ragamala series painted to please patrons or by court artists searching for interesting themes.

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