Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Mughal > Harem > Women in Love
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Women in Love

Women in Love

Women in Love

Sold Out (Can be backordered)

Watercolor on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj

8.5 inches X 11.9 inches
Item Code:
$405.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
This item can be back ordered
Time required to recreate this artwork: 6 to 8 weeks
Advance to be paid now (% of product value): 20%
Balance to be paid once product is ready: 80%
The amount to be tendered as advance to back order this artwork: $81.00
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Women in Love
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 17662 times since 1st Sep, 2010
This highly erotic painting, seeking to represent a lesbian couple engaged in enjoying wine and the sensuous game of love-making, an exact reproduction of a late eighteenth century miniature from Nagor, a sub-centre of Marwar painting style as it prevailed primarily at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, portrays a true picture of perversions that had routed into the lifestyle of Indian aristocracy, more so during eighteenth-nineteenth centuries. Paintings portraying homosexuality amongst males are often seen but such as represented homosexuality amongst females are quite rare. This painting, rendered pursuing in its exactness the earlier model from Nagor, attests that love among persons of the same sex, now a theme of world-wide discourse, revelation by celebrities and well-pitched voices for its legalization, had been a part of life even in medieval days. Not a vain fiction, the painting portrays the truth of the day for unless in actual practice enjoying sanction, whatever its degree or whichever the group granting it, a painting with a theme such as this, or any of the kind, particularly when rendered for a patron, usually the king, could not see the light of the day.

Lustful clasp, mad infatuation in eyes and every muscle and every limb bursting with the heat of passion, so much so that the garments worn have to struggle to contain them, all speak loud that terms like modesty do not work when it comes to enjoying the most intimate moments. It is a moment when the distinction that biology creates and gender identifies is completely abolished. Not a farcical or dramatic manipulation : one playing the male, and other, female, the two damsels are very much in their own beings, though far above their bodies they soar into the plane of absolute delight. The level of infatuation of both is the same, though the taller one in green headdress, the senior partner, with a wine-jar and goblet in her hands, almost riding over her, appears to be coaxing her junior companion who is almost in a compromising posture. In a mere blouse, unable to contain her swelling breasts, the zeal in her eyes is more fervent.

The faces of both have a glow though that on the face of the junior partner, combined with her youthfulness, is greater. The heat of passion, infused into their blood, has twisted their figures. Their birds-like eyes, fixed into a gaze, are charged with erotic desire. Their figures have been conceived with sharp pointed noses, cute small lips, broad foreheads, protruding rounded chins, well defined necks, and fine delicately modeled figures as if carved of ivory. They are seated against a huge bolster inside an arched balconied window framed with delicate ivory columns and lining. A beautiful wall carpet, designed with floral and leaf-patterns, and a broad border rendered in white and light colour-tones, comprises the window’s lower part – a railing type structure usually added to a window’s bottom for safety and privacy. The painting is contained in a multi-tiered border, the main component comprising flower-and-leaf design. The headdresses of the two ladies are exotic and characteristic to Nagor style.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books.

Post a Comment
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Women in Love (Mughal | Paintings)

Buddhism, Sexuality, and Gender
Item Code: IDE917
Add to Cart
Buy Now
LGBTQ: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (Identities in Select Modern Indian Literature)
Deal 20% Off
by Kuhu Sharma Chanana
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAK754
You save: $11.40 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sexuality Studies
Item Code: NAG912
Add to Cart
Buy Now
No Country For Women
by Taslima Nasreen
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Times Group Books
Item Code: NAG920
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Me And My Plays
Deal 20% Off
by Mahesh Dattani
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAG388
You save: $4.40 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Love and Devotion
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAF243
You save: $4.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Good Times For Everyone (Sexuality Questions, Feminist Answers)
Deal 20% Off
by Radhika Chandiramani
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Kali for Women
Item Code: NAF705
You save: $3.80 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Pink Identity (My Sessions With A Lesbian)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAG922
You save: $3.60 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shikwa and Jawab-i- Shikwa (Iqbal’s Dialogue with Allah)
Item Code: NAF908
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Translating Desire (The Politics of Gender and Culture in India)
by Brinda Bose
Hardcover (Edition: 2002)
Item Code: NAI384
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Karma and Rebirth in Hindu Astrology (Explained Illustratively With Many Horoscopes)
by K. N. Rao
Paperback (Edition: 2018)
Vani Publications
Item Code: NAE058
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Astrology:  Marriage and Relationships
by Umang Taneja
Paperback (Edition: 2018)
Umang Taneja Publication
Item Code: NAJ582
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Thank you guys! I got the book! Your relentless effort to set this order right is much appreciated!!
Utpal, USA
You guys always provide the best customer care. Thank you so much for this.
Devin, USA
On the 4th of January I received the ordered Peacock Bell Lamps in excellent condition. Thank you very much. 
Alexander, Moscow
Gracias por todo, Parvati es preciosa, ya le he recibido.
Joan Carlos, Spain
We received the item in good shape without any damage. It is simply gorgeous. Look forward to more business with you. Thank you.
Sarabjit, USA
Your sculpture is truly beautiful and of inspiring quality!  I wish you continuous great success so that you may always be able to offer such beauty to all people throughout the world! Thank you for caring about your customers as well as the standard of your products.  It is extremely appreciated!! Sending you much love.
Deborah, USA
I’m glad you guys understand my side, well you guys have one of the best international store,  And I will probably continue being pleased costumer Thank you guys so much.
Renato, Brazil
I'm always so appreciative of Exotic India. You have such a terrific website, and great customer service. I wish you all the best, and hope you have a happy new year!
Eric, USA
A Statue was ordered on Dec 22nd and Paid 194.25 including FREE DELIVERY for me as a GIFT for Christmas and they Confirmed that it will be there in 4-5 days but it NEVER arrived till 30th of December and inspite of my various emails they only replied that it is being finished and will be shipped in 24hrs but that was a LIE and no further delivery information was every sent to me. I called and left a message on the phone number listed on their website which is a NY number but no one answered that phone and I left messages but no reply or update on my Statue was sent to me inspite of my daily emails to know the status. I still await this Statue but NO RESPONSIBLE REPLY.
Rita Wason
I got my order today. It was well packed and looks lovely.
Nirmaladevi, USA
All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 © Exotic India