A distinguished artist of the Bengal School, Kshitindranath Majumdar’s paintings were marked by a strong note of lyricism. While his subjects were drawn from literary, religious or other narrative traditions, his lines were delicate, supple and sinuous and sometimes seemed inspired by the art nouveau style.

A follower of the Krishna cult, Majumdar brings a magical intensity and passion to his subject. As in ‘RasaLila’ the figures are seen swaying in an ecstatic dance, creating a mesmerizing effect. The handling of colour and lines, clearly shows Majumdar echoing the language of the miniatures.


  • Title: Rasa Lila
  • Creator: Kshitindranath Majumdar
  • Date Created: 20th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w286 x h602 cm (Without frame)
  • Type: Wash and tempera on paper
  • Rights: National Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery of Modern Art

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