Shifting Trend of Mithila Painting: Tradition to Contemporary


  • Raj Kishor Singh Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Central Department of English T. U. Kirtipur, Nepal



Mithila Painting, Technology, Professionalism, and Empowerment


This article communicates the changing pattern of Mithila folk painting to fine art due to the professionals’ intervention in this realm. Besides, technological use has further altered it and the people who were unable to perform their ritual on the works of art are able to do so now. Consequently, the painting has been enhanced from its limited geography to all over the world where even the diaspora Maithils enjoy their culture with full enthusiasm. This phenomenon has led people both connected to their culture as well as uplifted to high spirituality, aware about their identity and commercializing their cultural artifacts. Thus, this fluctuating tendency of this folk art has empowered the community morally, artistically and economically.


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How to Cite

Singh, R. K. . (2020). Shifting Trend of Mithila Painting: Tradition to Contemporary. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(12), 1–20.