Tomb paintings of Sindh

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Mural panel depicting romances of Laila and Majnun (above) and Sasui and Punhun (below) in a tomb in the necropolis of Mian Nasir Muhammad Kalhoro in Sindh.

Tomb paintings of Sindh are found mainly in the Shahdadkot tehsil of Qamber-Shahdadkot[1] in Sindh, Pakistan.

During the Kalhora period (1680–1784 AD) wall paintings became common. They often depicted folk tales, scenes from rustic life, the tribal chiefs and their battles.[2]

The Jamali tombs Larkana and Qamber-Shahdadkot, are famous for the paintings, which depict the romances of Sassui Punnhun,[3] Momal Rano, Suhni Mehar, Layla and Majnun and Noori Jam Tamachi.

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  1. ^ Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro, Crumbling heritage Dawn magazine January 11, 2004
  2. ^ Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro "The love tombs of Sindh" The Friday Times, May 27 – June 02, 2011, Vol. XXIII, No. 15
  3. ^ Tales of the Old Sind, Charles Augustus Kincaid; H. Milford. Oxford University Press, 1922[ISBN missing]

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