||The artist has painted a scene that reflects the mood of Raag
Malhaar' - one that is an emotionally charged musical creation.
Raag Malhara, of the Hindustani Classical
school of music, is believed to have the power to cause rainfall,
much like Raag 'Amruthavarshni' of the Karnatic school.
This painting shows two women, standing
amidst a group of eleven peacocks. The sky is dotted with white
spots resembling rainfall. An attendant figure standing behind
her mistress holds out a fly wisp to protect her from the rain.
Meanwhile the peacocks begin to open out their wings and dance as
they do when it rains. In the painting, the sky is shown
evocatively with streaks of golden lightening and
white droplets of rainfall. There exists a tremendous sense of
rhythm in this miniature painting that mingles with a variety of
emotions; longing-ness, anxiety, lust, among others.