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Official teachers' resource for the Art Gallery of Ontario's Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts exhibition, which is up until April 3, 2011. Learn about some of the artifacts in the exhibition, and engage in a dialogue relating ancient artworks to contemporary life. Maharaja Resource
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Procession of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III

Procession of Krishnaraja Wadiyar Through Mysore. 1825-1830. Opaque watercolour on paper backed with cloth. Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

  • If you were a spectator to this procession, where would you place yourself? Imagine the sounds, smells, and sights as the procession goes by. How does it differ from parades you have attended? How is it similar?

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