A Remarkable Conclave

Unknown artist

  • Date: Circa 1950
  • Dimensions: H. 65 cm, W. 100 cm
  • Medium: Watercolour on paper
  • Region: Unknown region
  • Museum number: PTG.00014

A nationalistic painting depicting an imaginary gathering of thinkers, saints and poets such as Tukaram, Guru Nanak, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Tiruvalluvar, Narsi Mehta, Eknath, Namdev, Chandidas and other important figures seated under a huge pandal. The centre of the composition shows two large metal receptacles in which fire is seen burning indicating a ritual. The crowd is represented by people of all communities, belonging to various parts of India: Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, Parsis and Bohras, Brahmins and Dalits, Jats and Pathans.

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