Rajasthan

by Ilay Cooper
Rajasthan

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Cycling into tiny desert towns in rarely visited northern Rajasthan, Ilay Cooper discovers impressive buildings, their walls covered with vibrant paintings. Fascinated, he settles nearby and finds that the main painted towns lie in the defunct administrative district of Shekhawati. After ten years studying all aspects of the paintings, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) commissions him to document the phenomenon. Rajasthan recreates the past and illuminates the present of this unique region.
About the book

Cycling into tiny desert towns in rarely visited northern Rajasthan, Ilay Cooper discovers impressive buildings, their walls covered with vibrant paintings. Fascinated, he settles nearby and finds that the main painted towns lie in the defunct administrative district of Shekhawati. After ten years studying all aspects of the paintings, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) commissions him to document the phenomenon. Rajasthan recreates the past and illuminates the present of this unique region.