Practicing a traditional form of art named after the ancient region of Mithila in the state of Bihar in eastern India, Santosh Kumar Das draws inspiration from Hindu mythology and iconography, incidents in recent Indian history and anecdotes from everyday life. Employing Mithila art’s unique Madhubani style and technique, he reinvents enduring themes while paving new ground. Practicing a traditional form of art named after the ancient region of Mithila in the state of Bihar in eastern India, Santosh Kumar Das draws inspiration from Hindu mythology and iconography, incidents in recent Indian history and anecdotes from everyday life. Employing Mithila art’s unique Madhubani style and technique, he reinvents enduring themes while paving new ground. Getting an arts degree from the MS University of Baroda, Das went on to become the first teacher at the Mithila Art Institute in the small town of Madubhani. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Asia Society in New York. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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