Hetalia Empires, Take 2 (Part 2 of 6): Mughal India with a tiger - Art by stirringwind.tumblr.com - From the artist's comments: "I wanted to draw nations that became empires, with their aggressive national animals. Because for all its alleged cold calculation or pretenses to benevolence, imperialism is at its heart a primal and mad enterprise. So this is a kind of headcanon that empire is like a sort of berserker insanity that overtakes aph nations throughout human history…"
Syamakantha Fighting a Tiger. 19th century, Calcutta. // In India, art is an integral part of daily life. The importance of paintings, sculpture, textiles and other art forms comprises two basic categories, one related to religious practices and the other to the expression of prestige and social position.