Divine Tradition from Rajasthan


The Equivalence Of Self and Universe Bulaki, 1824

Visitors to London's British Museum this summer may feel they've stepped into some sort of parallel world. Mango and banyan trees are growing in front of the building's imposing gray columns, while lotus flowers bob in a pond under drizzling London rain. The foreign flora — provided by the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew — makes up the "India Landscape," part of the British Museum's "Indian Summer," a five-month celebration of Indian culture. The exhibition's centerpiece is "Garden and Cosmos," a collection of 54 bold 17th and 19th century paintings from the courts of Jodhpur, in the modern-day state of Rajasthan....

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