Shashwati Talukdar

Grant Period: Over one year and two months

For a film and a photo documentation of the murals in the Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara in Dehradun. The film will examine the relationship between the murals and their diverse viewers—the keepers in the shrine, art historians, restorers and worshippers—and explore how this rich repository of images reveals a history of power politics, syncretic religious practices of pre-colonial India and separate painting styles between the seventeenth and nineteenth century.