‘Ayodhya Kanda Pahari School Ramayana Drawings (c.1790-1800 CE), Parallels between Painting and Film Language’
A special talk by Prof. Ratan Parimoo
In collaboration with The Museum Society of Mumbai
Auditorium, Visitors Centre
Pahari School Ramayana Drawings of Ayodhya Kanda is a newly discovered set of line drawings by Prof. Ratan Parimoo from the Kasturbhai Lalbhai Collection at Ahmedabad. This group of drawings has been sorted out from a historic collection of Indian art objects which was initially put together in Kolkata during the early 20th century by the leaders of the Revivalist and Modern art movements spearheaded by the great painters Abanindranath and Gaganendranath Tagore. These hitherto unseen drawings give a day to day account of unfolding events of a single and entire Kanda (chapter), in as many as 62 folios.
The drawings are unique because of the parallels with the language of cinema. Prof. Parimoo’s presentation with 62 folios will be of much interest to not just the curious but also to those studying film and animation.