ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Art historian and archaeologist, former Curator and Head of the Department of Painting in the National Museum, Delhi, Dr Daljeet is now Consultant, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Delhi, engaged in its museum project. She has curated several national and international exhibitions. Her books on Mughal and Deccani art have been widely acclaimed by scholars and art connoisseurs. She curated the exhibition on Sikh heritage at Anandpur Sahib, commissioned by the Government of Punjab in 1999. Dr Daljeet was one of the two award winners of Delhi State Award ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Vishist Kriti Samman ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ for 2002-03.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Ragachitra: Deccani Ragamala Paintings presents exquisite miniature art from Bijapur, rendered in the Deccan style (19th century). A set of 44 unpublished ragamala paintings in possession of the National Museum, Delhi since 1989 has been displayed, retaining its original brilliance. The paintings stand apart in their vibrant visual appeal, depth and range of content and in the perfect symphony created between art and music. A lucid narrative documents the history of Indian classical music, the range of traditions of the raga theory and their miniature visual forms created in medieval India. It is a delightful and overwhelming aesthetic and intellectual experience for the reader.