Kishangarh Miniatures originated in the princely state of Kishangarh in Rajasthan
. The miniature paintings mostly depict the divine lovers in Hindu mythology, Radha and Krishna
. The style is characterized by elongated figures, lavish green landscape topped by a crimson horizon caused by the setting sun.
The painting style was introduced by the painter Nihal Chand who painted under the guidance of Prince Savant Singh (1699-1764) of Kishangarh Kingdom. The female character, Radha, in the paintings was inspired the princeís lover. The style of painting was later on carried forward by Nihal Chandís successors.