ISBN 9789383098606,Wall Paintings of North and Central Gujarat: A Pictorial Journey

Wall Paintings of North and Central Gujarat: A Pictorial Journey


Pradip Zaveri


Niyogi Books



Niyogi Books

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789383098606

ISBN-10 9383098600


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)


About the Author
Pradip Zaveri, with vast experience in the polyethylene processing industry, has always been interested in various art forms, especially Indian paintings. His passion for travelling and photography helped him travel to the interiors of Rajasthan where wall paintings are found in abundance. So, when he observed wall paintings in Kachchh (Gujarat), his native place, he started photo documenting them. The first photography exhibition was held at Kutch museum. The Indira Gandhi Manav Sangrahalaya, the Bhopal based museum of mankind, appreciated his work and sponsored many exhibitions and workshops to help create awareness about the now extinct art of wall paintings. The Kutch museum at Bhuj also sponsored the cause through exhibitions and seminars. Udaipur based West Zone Cultural Centre sponsored his seminal documentation of the damage done to wall paintings in the aftermath of the 2001 earthquake in Kachchh. This publication inspired Pradip Zaveri to explore and document wall paintings in other regions including north and central Gujarat. His work will go a long way in preserving this three-century old heritage of wall paintings through archives as well as publications.