ISBN 9789383098736,The Art of Bikaner

The Art of Bikaner


Niyogi Books



Niyogi Books

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789383098736

ISBN-10 9383098732


Number of Pages 112 Pages
Language (English)


The Art of Bikaner features about sixty paintings mostly on handmade paper and some on silk. Executed in Bikaner style, the works have clearly been impacted by Mughal traditions. The artists observations during his sojourns to Khumbh or at Ganga Sagar Mela or at the famous holy Dargah shrine at Ajmer and the sketches that were made on site were developed into paintings later in the studio. The repertoire also encompasses twenty-four distinct avatars or godly incarnations based on studies of Bhagwat Puran. The book brings alive the richness in the art tradition of Bikaner and offers a journey through an India full of mystery and spirituality through intricately delineated paintings.

About the Author

Born in Bikaner, Rajasthan, Mahaveer Swami is one of the finest traditional artists working in India today. His ethereal colours and exquisite brushwork are combined with unique inner vision and great sensitivity of the world around him. Having learnt mural painting at a very young age from his father and grandfather, his dedication has taken him a long way from there and has won him several accolades.