why were scenes from mythology a recurrent theme in the paintings of native painters during the time of the british

1) Scenes from mythology were a recurrent theme because they reinforced superiority of Hindu culture over western thought.
2) Many painting sought to portray heads of British soldiers at the feet of Gods so as to tell people that they will prevail over the British.
3) These themes also spread the message that British rule was unjust and the religions should rise against the British.

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