Friday, August 25, 2017

CONTRIBUTION OF KASHMIRIS IN DEVELOPMENT OF CALLIGRAPHY AND ART IN PUNJAB

                                                
FROM THE BOOK....

CONTRIBUTION OF KASHMIRIS IN DEVELOPMENT OF CALLIGRAPHY AND ART IN PUNJAB ..

I quote from   the Book “Punjab Paintings”  by  R P Srivastava ( Page  55 )..

“Kashmiri Contribution in the development of  Painting in Punjab Plains can not be lost sight of . Persons of various  Trades  and Crafts , specially weaving and silk industry , Came to two prominent  Business  Centres of Punjab namely Lahore and Amritsar .Two  most important names that have come down to us as artists cum Calligraphers of very high order . They are Pandit Daya Ram Kaul Tota and his son Pandit Raja Ram Kaul Tota who have left behind several Persian manuscripts with beautiful illustrations . Raja Ram Koul Tota  was a calligraphist with Kohinoor press Lahore . He was a very good artist . He wrote Zaffarnama Guru Gobind singh  . All the illustration and paintings in this book have been Done by Him.
Another work by him is Gulgashat e Punjab  written in 1864 AD. It is the history of Punjab from earlier times till the annexation of Punjab in 1849. Then again Gulabnama and Gulzar e Kashmir written by Diwan Kirpa Ram were transcribed by him. “

( Autar Mota )

PS

 Raja Ram Kaul Tota has also written "RISALA  RAJATARANGINI  in Persian  with Beautiful  illustrations and Paintings  . It covers  history of kashmir  from ancient times upto Complete sikh rule . It   lies preserved as a  Rare Manuscript on the History of Kashmir in National Library of Iran..
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