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Megha Malar Raga [slides] Ascetic sits under an umbrella outside a shrine. A vina is in the shrine and a gold serpentine trumpet is outside with a bowl, axe and pot, rainclouds are gathered above. British Library

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Series: Johnson Collection from British Library. Publisher: London British Library Description: 1 Slide Col. ill 35mm.Subject(s): Painting-Murshidabad (India)-1770-75 A.D | Mogul painting | Ragamala painting | Raga, Megha Malar | Music-IndiaDDC classification: BL-JC
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BL-JC 383 (1) (J35)1 (Browse shelf) Available IGNCA-SL1243

IGNCA slides collection, cross reference, Miniatures in the India Office Library by Toby Falk and Mildred Archer (London 1981) BL-JC 383 (1) (J35)1,p.202; Murshidabad. c1770-75; Johnson Album 35, nos 1-30; Arranged according to a variation of Hanuman's system (see Appendix; p.321); Inscribed with verses of Harivallabha's Hindi version of the Sangita-darpana, and with Sanskrit verses; Gouache with gold paper: mounted on card to provide red borders with black and white inner rules; 245 by 145mm; page 295 by 195mm (approx.); Published: Gangoly (1935). pl.LXXXIV A: Randle (1941), 167: Skelton (1956), 21; Nijenhuis (1971); Ebeling (1973), no. 86; Waldscmidt (1975), 544, no.46; Discussed: Shirreff in MSS. Eur.D.500/3; Johnson Album 35. no.1; Inscription on reverse: (1) Persian inscription erased; (2) Persian: rag megh malar: (3) Hindi: rag megh malhar chhataha: (4) Sanskrit verse (2 lines): (5) Hindi verse (4 lines); (6) Persian description (4 lines)