Poetry of the Hills

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Basohli,   app 160 kms from Jammu, is well known for a style of painting i.e. characterized   by vigorous use of primary colors and a peculiar facial formula that prevailed   in the 17th and 19th centuries in the foot-hills of the   Western Himalayas. It is from here that this style spread to Chamba, Kangra etc.   Met with members of Vishwasthali, a   social and cultural organization, that is striving to keep the tradition   children by teaching young children. They cribbed about virtually no state   government support and excess importance to Valley. To see pictures Click here