“In this article I attempt to unravel a mystery. The mystery is semiotic; it is about layers of meanings; it is about how meanings come into existence…”
This article traces the documentation of ritual wall paintings by Maithil Brahmans and Kayasthas through the collecting practices of private individuals, libraries and others.
The historiography of Maithil Paintings of 50 yrs. after independence (1947 to 1997) – a phase marked by its discovery, commercialisation and promotion as a fine art.