CULTURAL E NCOUNT E RS : TH E R E V E RS E GAZ E OF KUTCH PAINTING – TAASA Review June 2010

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Jim Masselos B ehind the British East India Company’s physical takeover of India during the 1700s, another encounter of equal significance was occurring, an encounter between civilizations, between distinctive ways of thinking, seeing and behaving.

The juxtaposition was profound and nowhere more so than in the area of culture and the arts – particularly painting.

The impact varied according to the situation throughout the subcontinent...