Swinging Ladies Awaiting the Arrival of Rain | Miniature Painting | India
'Bharat-Mata' ('Mother-India'); Painting by Abanindranath Tagore, India, 1905 --'Bharat-Mata' - Symbol of the Nation: India was aware as a nation with very strong nationalism. This painting of Mother India imitates the traditional form of Hindu Goddess. She has four arms, carrying the symbols of the way to modernize the nation by improving food, clothing, knowledge and spirituality. Here, the subject of modern national identity is drawn in a traditional Indian-form.
The worship of Sri Nathji. Raghogarh, Rajasthan, North India, c.1800. Sri Nathji enshrined in a small temple flanked by four Brahmins, a miniature hilly landscape with monkeys, birds, elephants, cows, and small temple and cowherders in the foreground
Gazi Scroll, c.1800, British Museum
My friend Baba Balakdas. 42 years old. A devotee of Shiva. Sadhus are known as 'babas' in Nepal. The word 'baba' means father or uncle in most Indian languages. via sadhus.org