KANGRA PAINTING is the pictorial art of Kangra, named after the city of ￼￼Kangra￼￼ in Himachal Pradesh a former princely state. The Royal Katoch Family patronized the art and it became prevalent mid-18th century. Thus the Pahari paintings came to be known as Kangra paintings. The uniqueness of the Kangra Paintings is that Instead of painting flattering portraits of their masters and love scenes, the artistes adopted themes of eternal love between Radha and Krishna. The paintings were naturalistic and employed cool, fresh colors. The colors were extracted from minerals, vegetables and possessed enamel-like luster. Verdant greenery of the landscape, brooks, springs were the recurrent images on the miniatures..
As the original master pieces are very rare and very expensive to purchase. The current Royal family is trying to revive this lost art by encouraging local artist some descendants of the original masters to make new paintings while staying true to the old techniques.
These new paintings are available for sale on our website and at the Maharaja Sansar Chand Museum [ Kangra Fort ].
Mr. Diwakar B. Gandhi is a renowned & widely acclaimed professional among Corporate Community. A senior fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) since 1982, Mr. Gandhi has worked in his early career with a prominent business house of the country and gathered firsthand experience of manufacturing such as heavy machines, railway wagon, cotton spinning and steel. Mr. Gandhi then graduated to capital markets and enriched proficiency as a Merchant Banker. A well harvested spectrum enabled Mr. Gandhi to later on cultivate Investment Banking Business. The first few successful transactions manifested plunge into Private Equity (PE), now backed by a committed team and portfolio of investments into diversified verticals that includes IT & Telecom, Hybrid Seeds, Construction & Real Estate, Hotel, Auto-component, Brewery & Distillery, Clean Energy, Urban Water Infrastructure, Art Exhibitions and Fairs, Manned Guards Private Security Services and also Financial Services.Read more
Tikaraj Aishwarya Chandra Katoch, educated in Mayo College in Ajmer, Rajasthan; he is actively involved in family businesses and is also keenly involved in local state politics. Tikaraj Aishwarya Katoch is successfully involved in the running of following companies as:
Tikaraj Aishwarya has actively works towards the upliftment of Kangra and is associates to the following social causes:
Eldest daughter of the House of Sailana – Tikarani Shailja Katoch (daughter of H.H. Maharaja Vikram Singh of Sailana, Madhya Pradesh). Tikarani Shailja Katoch done her schooling from Sophia High School, Mount Abu, Rajasthan and B.A. Honors (Economics) from St. Xaviers College, Ahmedabad. She is Director of Kangra Group. [www.kangragroup.com / www.royalkangra.com] and also involved in social activities. She is Founder of Ambika Educational Society and runs Happy Hours Public School, both in Kangra.