The contemporary history Of Indian Minature Painting is synonymous with the name Bannuji. For artist, scholars and connoisseurs alike he epitomises all that is good and true in this most venerated Of Indian traditions. Descended from a dynasty Of artists stretching back over seven Generations, his family were amongst the first court painters to settle in Jaipur. Today the family continues to live in their ancestral home of Subhash Chowk. The whitewashed walls hold many stories of past generations. One cannot separate bannuji from this lineage, He considered his father, Ved pal and grandfather Mohanlal, to be his greatest mentors.