Admirer of Paul Raj Paintings

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Paul was born in Kodaikanal on 22 September 1914 and died on 2 October 1979. G D Arulraj was born in 1925 and died in June 1972 while visiting India. Arul worked at Laguna Beach in the 60's and 1970's. G D Thyagaraj might have been born in 1922 and I am told that he probably died sometime before 1981. He moved to northern India as a young man. I lived in India as a child and spent a lot of time in Calcutta. My mother purchased several paintings directly from Paul Raj while living in Madras and this got me interested in his works. I then discovered he had two brothers Arul Raj and Thyaga Raj who were both fantastic artists. I could not find much information on the internet so decided to set up my own blog. Subsequently a Facebook tribute site has also been created to the memory of the three brothers. Contact me at:

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Indian Souvenirs

I came across this photograph the other day of a large group of figures made out of clay representing every day activities.  These used to be on sale in the 1960's and 1970's as tourist souvenirs and I remember the family having one or two.

Does anyone know if they still make and sell them, I would expect that they do?  I think my sister might have had the snake charmer, I will have to ask her if she still has it?

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