Patna Qalam painting

Patna Kalam: Bihar’s adrift artform

Patna Kalam: Bihar’s adrift artform

January 15, 2021

The eastern state of Bihar is known for its highly stylised Mithila and Madhubani painting traditions. But very few are aware of an equally popular folk-based school of painting, which has survived in the region for more than 200 years – the Patna Kalam. “Once very popula...

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