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Rajasthan's Bundi has preserved its rich heritage of miniature paintings

Murals have stood the test of time and stun you with their detailing and variety of subjects

Prerna Raturi 

Dressed elaborately, she’s pouring herself a drink with a “to hell with it all” expression. Eyebrows arched, she’s not dainty with the glass or the decanter. In a size similar to most other miniature painting murals in Ummed Bhavan Palace, Bundi, this one is a personal favourite. After all, how often do you see miniature paintings depicting women as taking time off from leaning on men's arms, being fondled by them, dancing with Krishna, or generally posing with a faraway look in their eyes?  This particular mural is just one of the many reasons to ...

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First Published: Fri, August 25 2017. 23:35 IST
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