Rajasthan is a world unto itself. Even if it were to exist in isolation, it would have every imaginable hue and shade of the universe. The people, the structures, the colourful way of life—all conspire to conjure the heritage of an incredibly beautiful land. Avid lensman Girish Agarwal, who is also Promoter Director of the Dainik Bhaskar Group, captures the true essence of the desert during a sojourn coinciding with the famous Pushkar Mela.
The ongoing ‘Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India’ exhibition in America chronicles treasures spanning nearly four centuries from the Marwar-Jodhpur kingdom of Rajasthan. MARWAR brings you a photo essay that offers glimpses of the objects of Indian courtly life on display, most of which have never left India, until now.