Painting Stories: Lives and Legacies from an Indian Crafts Village (Paperback)

Painting Stories: Lives and Legacies from an Indian Crafts Village By Helle Bundgaard Cover Image
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Painting Stories explores the accomplishments, struggles, and livelihoods of traditional artisans in Raghurajpur, a village known for its patta chitra painters. In this collection, Helle Bundgaard weaves thirty years of observations and experiences into a tapestry of stories, which together present a poignant image of the lives of Indian craft makers and their personal connections to the art that they create.

The painters' stories are situated in a rich cultural environment and steeped in social relations. For them, painting is more than a livelihood or an aesthetic expression - it is a way of life.

Painting Stories is a window into a part of our world rarely seen, reminding us of both our rich diversity and our shared humanity. Written with the painters, students, and laypersons in mind, the book includes a discussion of ethnographic storytelling and resources for ethnographic writing, as well as color photographs that bring the stories to life.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781487527334
ISBN-10: 1487527330
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English