|Number of Pages||512 Pages|
Manaku of Guler brings together two uncommonly gifted personalities — an eighteenth-century Indian painter and a twenty-first century art historian.
The work centres on Manaku, the older brother of the greatly celebrated painter Nainsukh, reconstructing whatever little is known of his life, but closely following his artistic journey. Manaku came from an obscure little town in the hills of northern India, and yet his vision knew almost no limits. Endowed with soaring imagination and great artistic skills, he was capable of painting giant rings of time upon timeless waters, envisaging the world of gods and demons, littered with cosmic battles and earthly triumphs, and gazing, with tender eyes, upon the world of two lovers.