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Indian miniatures tell stories of their time. So, how were women depicted in these schools of painting, DQGZKRZHUHWKH\FRPPLVVLRQHGIRU"7RÀQGWKHDQVZHUV MALLIK THATIPALLI turns to a new book Court and Courtship: Indian miniatures in the TAPI Collection, which features the extensive miniature collection of art lovers, Shilpa and Praful Shah. He speaks to the collectors and the book’s editor, JP Losty to lift the veil on the identity of women in Indian miniatures THETAPICOLLECTION LIFTING THE VEIL

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Tailangi ragini Page from a ragamala series, by an artist working in Nurpur or Basohli, 1680 ï 5 Opaque pigments and gold and silver on paper Painting 17 x 17.2 cm

Two ladies embracing at a jharoka Jodhpur, 1820 ï 30 Opaque pigments and gold and silver on paper Painting 35.5 x 30 cm

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