Bharat Kala Bhavan lies within the sprawling grounds of Benaras Hindu
University. Its outstanding collection of sculpture, paintings and textiles
began with the private collection of the enlightened Raj Krishnadasa.
sculpture collection includes terracotta and clay objects, stone and
bronze and cast metal objects. Ancient terracotta varying from ritual icons
to toys to utilitarian objects date to the Indus Valley Civilization, Mauryan, Sunga and Gupta periods. A large and impressive collection of
textiles contain precious examples of Benaras silks and
brocades, embroidered shawls from kashmir and rare chamba, rumals.