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The Diverse World of Indian Painting
Author : Usha Bhatia, Amar Nath Khanna , Vijay
ISBN : 9788173053603
Format : 208 pages,12.3” X 8.8”,hardcover
Publisher : Aryan Books International
Year of publication: 2009
Book Id : Art 026
Language : English
 U.S $ 149.95


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The Divers World of Indian Painting is a stimulative and perceptive survey of different aspects of Indian painting Authorities of Indian painting in India and aborad have contributed essays to this volume in honour of Dr. V.C. Ohri, the first curator of Bhuri Singh Museum, Chamba who was also the founding, curator of the Himachal State Museum, Shimla. The publication covers a range of subjects and their various aspects relating to the tradition of Indian painting both chronologically and school-wise, Mughal, Rajasthani, Pahari, Deccani, Malwa – the famed school of Central India and Buddhist manuscript painting have been included. There are also essays on murals of Mattancherry Palace, Chamba rumal embroidery, the craft of wood carving & preservation. These articles which reflect the diverse world of Indian painting are a befitting tribute to Dr. Ohri whose contribution to the cause of documenting and preserving Indian painting is second to none.
Perceptive, insightful and selective, the book is an indispensable reference tool. The unusual variety of the subject and notable richness of illustrations combine to make this a work of endless fascination. The strikingly illustrated book is a signification contribution to the field of Indian painting and is valuable for students and scholars alike.

Being the editor of the National Lalit Kala Akademi from 1980 to 2006, Usha Bhatia carried out the editorial responsibilities and edited number of publications which included journals, books, monographs and portfolio series. She contributed by writing text of some of these publication. After finishing her tern at the Akademi, she joined the Harmony Art Foundation where she is working as the Research Director.

Amar Nath Khanna is an archaeologist who has travelled widely in Asia to study art & archaeology. He has four books to his credit and has also edited four books on the subject. Presently he is Secretary, indo-Tibetan Art & Culture Study Group, New Delhi and Founder Member, Rasaja Foundation, New Delhi.

Vijay Sharma is an award-winning Pahari miniaturist and works in the Bhuri Singh Museum, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. He has studied important collections of Indian painting both in India and abroad and has contributed several important articles on Pahari painting for Marg magazine. Besides an exhibition catalogue “Chamba Painting: Origin and Development”, (2006), he also co-authored The Temple of Devi Kothi (Zurich, 2003) with E. Fisher and V.C. Ohri.

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