The history of Indian painting dates back to the era of Ajanta, Ellora and other murals. Other famous examples are Buddhist palm leaf manuscripts, the Jain texts and the Deccan, Mughal and Kangra schools. Indian paintings is a portrayal of tradition and depiction of ancient texts and theories in color and anecdotal accounts. It was common during the ancient times have paintings in households in the doorways or indoor rooms where guests resided.
Cave painting is another example we can refer to know further about Indian paintings. The paintings of Ajanta, Bagh and Sittanvasal and temple paintings testify to a love of naturalism. From the early civilization to the present day the paintings provide an aesthetic continuum. Various traditions that have existed in the country have helped for the evolution of paintings in India.
Miniature paintings are those executed on a very small scale on perishable material such as paper, cloth, etc., though this style had been perfected by artisans under the various rules, not many remain today. Prime examples are the Rajasthani & Mughal miniatures.
Contemporary artists have kept up to the times & excel in their modern works, giving free expression to their imagination & artistic liberty.