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The history of art : contemporary perspectives : festschrift to Dr. M.L. Nigam /

DK Number:DK-218372
ISBN: 9788188934751
Title: The history of art : contemporary perspectives : festschrift to Dr. M.L. Nigam /
Author: editors, Alok Tripathi, D.R. Gehlot.
Imprint: Delhi : Sharada Pub. House,
Physical Desc.: xlviii, 248 p., [56] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Year: 2012
Price: USD 92.65
Summary: Mohan Lal Nigam, b. 1933, Indian museologist and art historian; contributed articles.
Subject Strings: Art, Indic--History.
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One of the world’s oldest civilizations, if not the oldest, India is a vast country, with pluralities of religions, languages, ethnic groups, customs and cultures. Its every region exhibits countless works of art. Besides their incredible diversity, the antiquity of these objects of art is at once amazing. Even if the history of Indian art has, over the time, been extensively probed and written about from different viewpoints, it remains a relatively virgin area, holding out endless possibilities of research, fresh interpretations, and fresh studies. This festschrift, intended to honour a renowned museologist and art historian, is yet another scholarly effort in the direction.

Carrying 30 well-researched papers, written by noted art historians and scholars, the volume examines afresh a variety of art forms: stone sculptures, terracotta figurines, bas reliefs, bronzes, coins, murals, textiles, manuscripts and miniature paintings, among others. More specifically, it considers Lakshmi images in the art of the Paramaras, a unique icon of Siva, a rare image of Surya, rare Jain sculptures, newly discovered Brahma and Skanda images, medieval bronzes of Bihar, Gita-Govinda paintings, Ragamala painting series, ships in Ajanta murals, early Orissan art and architecture, Jain temples at Khajuraho, and several other themes. The papers here are supported by over 150 illustrations.

Dr M.L. Nigam (b. August 1933): the former Director of the prestigious Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, is a widely-acclaimed authority on museology, eminent art historian, poet, artist, untiring researcher and prolific writer. Elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (in 1962-63), Dr Nigam is also a recipient of many awards/honours and has held numerous important positions. In recognition of his expertise in the field of museology, Government of India nominated him on a number of bodies: both national and international.

Dr Alok Tripathi: a highly distinguished scholar of underwater archaeology in the Asia-Pacific region, is currently Director, Centre for Archaeology and Museology, and also Head of the History Department, Assam University, Silchar. D.R. Gehlot is Joint Director General, Archaeological Survey of India.

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Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
Yajna Varaha Images of Paramara Period in Gujarat - An Analytical StudyHaripriya Rangarajan1
Gaja-Laksmi and Laksmi in the Art of the ParamarasManjushree Rao7
An Unique Icon of Tryambaka Siva from TadipatriM. Krishna Kumari15
A Rare Image of Surya from Hansi, District Hisar, HaryanaMilan Kumar Chauley25
Recently Discovered Brahma and Skanda images from Mora, MathuraVinay Kumar Gupta35
Critique of the Wheel-and-Deer DeviceKiran Kumar Thaplyal39
Some Rare Jain Sculptures from GujaratD.R. Gehlot51
Srivatsa Symbol on Buddha's BreastA.L. Srivastava55
Two Narrative Scenes from SarnathShailendra Kumar61
Outstanding Hamsavali Apsara in Sculptural ArtManjushree Raoo65
Patralekha Apsara in Indian Museum - A StudyAbha Mishra Pathak71
Naga - The Serpent God in Worship and in Traditional Sculptural Art in KarnatakaJayalakshmi Yegnaswamy77
Nagini and Manasa Icons in the Indian MuseumSankar Rajan Majumdar85
Some Interesting Sculptures in Archaeological Museum, ChanderiJ. Manuel and A.K. Pandey91
The Veiled RebekahGourisankar De103
The Medieval Bronzes of BiharC.P. Sinha109
Depiction of Vaisnava Themes on Ivory Covers of Some Manuscripts in KeralaPreeta Nayar117
Unfolding the Meaning of Gita Govinda Paintings of N. C. Mehta CollectionRatan Parimoo125
The Narratives of Bhagavata Purana and Mankot Bhagavata Paintings - A Comparative StudySaroj Rani151
A Ragamala Painting Series in Bharat Kala BhavanJyotima159
Ships in Murals of AjantaAlok Tripathi165
Early Orissan Art and Architecture - From 3rd century BCE to 3rd century CEnanda Kishor Swain175
Endurance of Brahmanism in the Realm of Buddhism at SanchiDillip Kumar Khamari191
Contributions of Jain Art with Special Reference to Jain Temples at KhajurahoMaruti Nandan Pd. Tiwari and Shanti Swaroop Sinha199
Environment Renderings on the Entrance Doors of Temples at KhajurahoAparna Tripathi209
Temples of Paluvettaraiyars in District PerumbalurC.R. Gayathri and R. Jeyaseelan219
Colonnade of the Diwan-i-khas, Agra Fort - A Prisoner in EnglandR. Nath225
Vasudeva-Krsna and Balarama - Their Representation on Ancient Indian CoinsPrashant Srivastava231
Dazzling and Glittering World of Nizam's CostumesAnamika Pathak237
A Note on Famous Banaras TextileShailendra Kumar and Jyotima245
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