Overview for Journal of Bengal Art: Volume 7
Eva Allinger.1. The Paintings in the Loka-hteik-pan at Pagan, Myanmar: Stylistic Connections with Paintings from Bengal/Bimal Bandyopadhyay.2. Shunga-Kushan Art as Gleaned from the Recent Excavation at DumDum, Kolkata/Geoffrey Samuel.3. Ritual Technologies and the State: The Mandala-Form Buddhist Temples of Bangladesh/T. K. Biswas.4. A Note on Murshidabad Barahmasa Paintings/Ajay Khare.5. Templesof the Pala Period on the Chhotanagpur Plateau and its Eastern Fringes/A. K.M. Yaqub Ali.6. Stone-carving Art in the Mihrab Decoration of Kusumba Mosque/Chitrarekha Gupta.7. Bengal Art and Bengal Inscriptions: An Approach Towards Co-relation A Case Study with Punchra : A Village in the Vardhaman District, West Bengal/Gerd J. R. Mevissen.8. Sculptures from Bengal Bearing Astadikpalas as Subsidiary Figures/Gouriswar Bhattacharya.9. The Pensive Bodhisatva from Uddiyana (Swat Valley) to Pattikera (Mainamati) A Unique Example from Magadha (South Bihar)/Khoundkar Alamgir.10. Six-domed Mosques of Bengal/Renate Ponweiser.11. Some Remarks to the Emblematic Motifs and Decorative Patterns Under the Vaults of Pagan/Santanu Maiti.12. Excavation at Rajpat Mound 1998-99 & 1999-2000/R. C. Sharma.13. Mathuraand Chandraketugarh Terracottas/Vidula Jayaswal.14. A Study of the Folk Modeling Styles of Terracotta Elephants in Bihar & Eastern Uttar Pradesh/Souvik Majumdar.15. Methods and Techniques of Clay-image Making Art of Radha Region/Mandira Bhattacharya.16. The Ruined Temple at Bhaior, South Dinajpur, West Bengal, India/S. Jamal Hasan.17. Buddhist Remains in Tripura/Niaz Zaman.18. Foreign Influences on the Kantha/Gourisankar De.19. Lady with Mirror Motif in Bengal Art/Shaphalya Amatya.20. The Influence of Bengal Art in Nepalese Sculpture with Special Reference to Sadyojata Image/Suchandra Ghosh.21. Hellenistic Elements in the Art of Bengal: Further Evidence/Rituparna Basu.22. The Art of Bengal Patas: Interrogating the Quest for a Bengali Identity/Pranab K. Chattopadhyay.23. Aspects on the High-Tin Bronze of Bengal/Sayantani Pal.24. The Mahattaras of Early Bengal Inscriptions/Rangan Kanti Jana.25. Terracotta Specimens from Mangalkot/Abu Imam.26. 1943 and After: History of Ancient Bengal.
Enamul Haque (Editor)
Professor Enamul Haque had his M.A. in History (Archaeology Group) from Dhaka (1960), Diploma in Museology from London (1964) and Doctorate in South Asian Art from Oxford (1973). For three decades since 1962 he served the Dhaka Museum and rose to be the Founder Director General of the Bangladesh National Museum, developing it to be the largest Museum in the Third World. He was for a year (1990) Secretary-in-charge of the Ministry of Culture of Bangladesh. He also taught Art History, Museology and National Heritage in the universities of Dhaka and Jahangirnagar, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, and the Independent University at Dhaka. An organizer of exceptional ability, he is the Founder Chairman (since 1995) and Academic Director of The International Centre for Study of Bengal Art (ICSBA) at Dhaka, convened four International Congresses on Bengal Art (1976, 1997, 1999 and 2001) and edits the Journal of Bengal Art. He was honoured by the Asiatic Society of Calcutta with the award of the Rama Prasad Chanda Birth Centenary Medal (1993) for his "conspicuous contribution in art and archaeology of Bengal". Earlier, the Asia Society of New York honoured him by electing as their Honorary International Councilor (1986-92). He served as the President of the International Council of Museum (ICOM) Asia Pacific Organization (1983-86). Among his publications, notables are Islamic Art Heritage of Bangladesh (1983) and Bengal Sculptures: Hindu Iconography (1992), the latter being a quantitative assessment of nearly two thousand sculptures now preserved in different parts of the world.