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GOGI SAROJ PAL, Kinneri, 1989 gouache on paper, 30 x 18 cm.

The subject of Indian women artists assumes a fuller outline when seen in the historical context of woman as subject and, more occasionally, as artist. Playwright Kalidas's women characters of the fifth century speak unselfconsciously of their skills in painting in the play Abhigyan Shakuntalam; a miniature in the Bharat Kala Bhavan collection at Varanasi of the Mughal period shows a woman artist painting a group of women. But the woman as artist who looked…

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