Kalighat Painting or Kalighat Pata, a 19th century originated style of painting, which flourished across the banks of Kalighat Temple, Kolkata has over the years developed into a distinct school of painting.
Depiction of Hindu deities, mythological stories, scenes from everyday life is depicted by the artists in a simple yet captivating style. Over the years, the socio-political circumstances have also been captured by the artists. Kalighat paintings have found place in many prestigious collections. The style has also inspired many artists, most famous being Jamini Roy.