Indian paintings can be broadly classified into murals and miniatures. Murals are the large works that you see on the walls of Ajanta Caves and places of worship like the Kailashnath temple. Miniature paints are paintings done on small pieces of cloth or paper. The Pala's of Bengal were the pioneers of miniature painting in India, and they introduced it between 9th-10th century. The art form represented the way of living at the time: the practices of the society, the people and the political systems. The art of Miniature painting reached its glory during the Mughal rule (16th – 18th century).