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125 years of the Ravi Varma Press

The Ravi Varma Press is a household name in India with it’s chromolithographs infiltrating almost every Indian home. The admiration of the common man was widespread. The Ravi Varma Press commenced operations on 12th July 1894 by issuing the first chromolithograph of the “Birth of Sakoontala.” To commemorate 125 years since the commencement of the Ravi Varma Press, a talk was conducted on 12th July 2019 (125 years to the date) at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru.

The lecture was delivered in six cities across India:

Saraswati
Shakuntala Janm
Lakshmi

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