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INTERROGATING WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: LOCATING FEMINIST LEGACIES IN MADHUBANI PAINTINGS

    1 Author(s):  DR KAUSER TASNEEM

Vol -  13, Issue- 4 ,         Page(s) : 153 - 158  (2022 ) DOI : https://doi.org/10.32804/IRJMSH

Abstract

Abstract Cultural narratives are best expressed in art, dance and architectural forms. The Madhubani Paintings which flourishes in the Mithila region of Bihar is a great cultural heritage of India. The diverse nature and style of the Madhubani paintings which can be created with fingers, twigs, matches and brushes comprises of five distinct styles. Madhubani paintings are also referred to as Mithila Art and is characterised by line drawings filled in with bright colours and contrasts or patterns. The paintings are created to invoke the mother goddess, so a variety of fertility symbols like flowers and plants are used.

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