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Scenes of Devotion and Court Life: Painting under Maharao Ram Singh of Kota Court Painting in Rajasthan, edited by Andrew Topsfield

Title:Scenes of Devotion and Court Life: Painting under Maharao Ram Singh of Kota Court Painting in Rajasthan, edited by Andrew Topsfield
Author:Bautze, Joachim K.
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 51-3, p. 123-138
Abstract:The life of Maharao Ram Singh of Kota (b.1808) was very well documented by his artists, with numerous paintings on paper or cotton, murals,drawings, and sketches having survived. The subjects include the Rao's great variety of indoor and outdoor pastimes hunting, travel, worship,receptions, processions, marriages, scenes of daily life, depictions of his contemporaries, and humorous scenes. The only texts illustrated during his reign were of a religious connotation. Here the writer studies paintings and drawings of Maharao Ram Singh at worship, of the Sringar or decorative setting for the deities Brijraygi, Brijnathji,Mathureshji, and Srinathji on festive occasions, and portraits of the Maharao and his contemporaries. These mid-19th century works competently document the daily routine of a Hara ruler. The editor argues that the Indian Antiquities Registration Act of 1973, which made it mandatory to register all art objects over 100 years old with a government agency, has failed in its purpose of stemming the flow art abroad. All it had done, in his opinion, is to increase bureaucracy and encourage dishonest practices. What is required is a new policy which will educate all Indians on the need to save our heritage, encourage dealers and collectors in India and help to keep at least some of the art in the country.

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