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Thanks for the review and observations below the hook. Yes, the hook is winding since it is a combination of several references. Phad is a painting, which is also called par used to narrate the “epic of Phabuji” (Ref 2). The book reference (off line book reference - Ref 1) (digital text is not available) used is titled Nine Lives by William Dalrymple. I have taken text from several pages of this book also. The following quotes from this book reference (ref 1) are relevant in this context.
Page 79 …The Epic of Pabhuji. This 600 year old poem is a fabulous tale of heroism…the epic is always performed in front of a phad, a long narrative painting on a strip of cloth.
Page 88 ...But unlike the ancient epics of Europe –the Illiyad, the Odyssey, Beowulf, and the Song of Roland- which were now the province only in academics and literature classes, the oral epics of Rajasthan were still alive, preserved by a caste of wandering Bhopas ...try to discovey why it was that they had survived in some parts of the world like Rajasthan.
Page 111, ...the two, mother and son, now sing the Pabhuji Ki Phad together keeping the family tradition alive.
Ref 5 reads (I have fixed it now to hook text) ...The Rajasthani par (sometimes spelled phad) is a painting on cloth that is a visual accompaniment to a ceremony involving the singing and recitation of the deeds of folk hero-deities in Rajasthan, a desert state in the West of India. Pabuji-ki pars depict incidents from the life of Pabuji Rathor…Pabuji was a Rajput prince who lived in the early 14th century.
I have refixed two more references now. In case you still have some reservations on the hook, if you agree, it could be changed to read as ---that Pabuji Ki Phad(pictured), a painting used to narrate the Epic of Pabhuji is one of the surviving ancient folk art forms in the world, of a Rajput hero of 14th century in Rajasthan, India?--Nvvchar 05:24, 20 June 2010 (UTC)