The visit to the Documentation Centre was also quite useful. I went there in order to find out about work done by other artists in that area, to get a different perspective than mine. It is a place of historical significance set up in 1819 by John Sullivan, collector of then Coimbatore, an English civil servant whose name is intimately associated with the early growth of the Nilgiris.
I went through some useful books, and also saw really old pictures of all the tribal groups in the Nilgiris which gave me an idea of the changes that have come about in their lifestyle. I also came across some paintings of the Nilgiris and the indigenous people.