The Kalighat School of paintings:
1. is a post-mughal era tradition
2. played important role in Indian Independence movement
3. considered to be a blend of the Oriental and the Occidental styles of painting
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Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Kalighat School was a unique and delightful Blend of the Oriental and the Occidental styles of painting. Due to this exceptional combination, it gained steady acknowledgment. The artists played an important role in the Independence movement through the depiction of secular themes and personalities in their paintings. Paintings apart from depicting religious themes also portrayed different professions and costumes which were popular among the tourists. Sometimes, even contemporary events like crime were the subject of many paintings.

Images of goddess were popular among Kalighat artists. Kali was the favourite goddess among all deities. The artists also portrayed themes like Sita-Rama, Radha-Krishna and the exploits of Hanuman. Another theme depicted, dear to the Bengali ethos, was that of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his disciples.

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