Kalighat Painting: Everything You Need To Know About Kalighat Paintings!

Kalighat Painting: Everything You Need To Know About Kalighat Paintings!

The folklore of story-telling in traditional Indian art has had a long-drawn history and its continued presence through the years can be attributed to its relationship with arts, paintings, religion, and customs. One such engaging art of storytelling can be traced back to 19th-century rural Bengal and the fascinating process of narrating epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana through pattachitras ‒ village to village, story to story. This tradition of storytelling in rural Bengal eventually led to the birth of an iconic painting style ‒ Kalighat paintings or Kalighat patachitra.