Pahari Drawings in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art - by John Seyller and Jagdish Mittal
Pahari drawings are sketches by artists of the states located in the foothills of the western Himalayas. These states, some thirty in all were ruled by Hindu rajas, and comprised Jammu (Kashmir), the northern hill region of the Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Garhwal (in modern-day Uttaranchal). From about C.E. 1630, court painting flourished in this remote and beautiful region thanks in large part to long periods of peace and prosperity.