Author: Jiwan Sodhi
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170173427
This study of Bundi miniatures attempts to apprehend the trends and tendencies in the development of Bundi art style during late 16th century to mid 19th century.
Rajasthan with its art activity scattered over the entire land with Mewar, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kotah, Uniara, Kishangarh, Jaipur and Bundi as its principal centers, has to its credit some of the world's masterpieces in miniature paintings.
Rajasthan is a legendary land of chivalry, sacrifice, romance and heroism. It is a place where colors, too, assume the magnitude of legends making it also the legendary land of India's miniature paintings. Rajasthan and colors are synonymical be it the colors in the eyes of a coy maiden; the glowing gold on the countenance of a youth; the brilliant colors of Rajasthani costumes, or the colors scattered on the leaves of paper.
The author has tried to find out the great secret and the mystic strength of inherent lines and colors of Bundi paintings and has thus attempted to know the great ocean by a segment of it.
List of Illustrations
List of Sketches
(A) Brief History of States of Rajasthan - Mewar, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Kishangarh and Kotah
(B) Political, Social and Cultural History of Bundi, its relation to other Rajput States and the Mughal court
BUNDI SCHOOL OF PAINTING
(A) Origin and Development of Bundi School of Painting
(B) Thematic Classification of Bundi School of Painting
Nayaka -Nayika Bheda
Harem or Zanana
ELEMENTS/ PRINCIPLES/ CHARACTERISTICS OF BUNDI PAINTING
Plan and Perspective
Color, Mass, Volume
Light and Shade or Chiaroscuro
Expressions in Compositions
CRITICAL APPRECIATION AND ANALYSIS OF BUNDI SCHOOL OF PAINTING
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF BUNDI STYLE WITH OTHER SCHOOLS OF RAJASTHAN, PARTICULARLY BIKANER, KISHANGARH, KOTAH, UNIARA, JAIPUR AND MUGHAL
CONTRIBUTION OF BUNDI STYLE AND ITS IMPACT ON INDIAN MINIATURES
Appendix I - V