Discover the captivating story of Velpari, the ancient Tamil ruler of Parambu nādu. He was known for his benevolence, patronage of art and literature, and was remembered as one of the Kadai ēzhu vallal (the last seven great patrons) in Tamil literature. Despite the expansion of the Cheras, Cholas and Pandyas, Velpari refused to give in to their siege and his bravery in the face of adversity is a testament to his unwavering spirit. Velpari's generosity and kindness was so great that he even gave away his chariot to support a struggling plant. Despite a long and arduous war, enemies begged for Velpari's life, and he chose to sacrifice himself with a sword. This illustration celebrates the life and legacy of Velpari, a true patron of the arts and a symbol of Tamil heritage.
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Introducing Neo Bengal Folk Art - a modern take on Bengal Pattachitra, inspired by Jamini Roy's work. My Illustrations feature thick and thin outlines, vivid colours, and intricate motifs. I aim to bridge the gap between the old and new, honouring our cultural heritage and pushing the boundaries of creativity.
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