Wholesalers, retailers and exclusive licensees to the worlds finest art museums. Since 2005

Kaavad Tradition of Rajasthan : A Portable Pilgrimage

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock




: The Kaavad of Rajasthan is a portable shrine with multiple doors that fold into themselves. The Kaavadiya Bhat or the storyteller journeys with this brightly painted wooden box to the homes of his patrons, to recite their genealogies and regale them with the stories of the pantheon of deities painted on the shrine. It is a tradition that binds communities in common memory and mythology. Where did it come from? What is its fate in the world today? Exploring a panel at a time of this curious mnemonic device, the author, of Kaavad Tradition of Rajasthan, Nina Sabnani, leads us on a journey to uncover the myths and mysteries of this unique oral-storytelling tradition. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

: Nina Sabnani is a storyteller who uses film, illustration and writing to inform and enlighten her audience. Nina graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara, and received a master’s degree in film from Syracuse University, NY, which she pursued as a Fulbright Fellow in 1997. Her doctoral research at the IDC focused on Rajasthan’s Kaavad storytelling tradition. She taught at the National Institute of Design for 22 years before moving to Mumbai in 2006. She teaches and coordinates the PhD programme at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT, and Bombay.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Type N/A
Museum Name No
Special Price No



Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Kaavad Tradition of Rajasthan : A Portable Pilgrimage

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars



Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

You may also be interested in the following product(s)