Overview for Imaging Odisha (In 2 Volumes)
A 360 degree view of Odisha from pre-historic to the present era is now available in a book-Imaging Odisha.
The book has been released in two volumes and depicts the excellence of Odisha in the fields of Art, Culture, Traditions, Literature, Festivals and many more. As many as 60 research scholars of various backgrounds who have known and experienced Odisha have put in their labour to bring out the book.
Padmashri Hermann Kulke is the chief editor of this project. An editorial board consisting of Professor Gaganendra Nath Dash, well-known art historian Dinanath Pathy and historian Nivedita Mohanty have assisted Kulke.
Hermann Kulke (Editor)
Hermann Kulke is Professor of South and Southeast Asian History in the Department of History, Kiel University. For 21 years he taught at the Southasia Institute of Heiderberg University. He was founder-member of the Orissa Research Project of the Southasia Institute (1970-5), Visiting Professor at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (1978/9), Asiatic Society, Calcutta (1986) and Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi (1992). He is the author of Cidambaramahatmya (1970), Jagannatha Cult and Gajapaati Kingship (1979 both in German), co-author of A History of India (1986, with D. Rothermund), co-editor of The Cult of Jagannath and the Regional Tradition of Orissa (1978, with A. Eschmann and G.C. Tripathi) and of Hinduism Reconsidered (1989, 2nd ed. 1997), with G.D. Sontheimer) and editor of The State in India 1000-1600 (1993).
Nivedita Mohanty (Editor)
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Gaganendra Nath Dash (Editor)
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Dinanath Pathy (Editor)
Dinanath Pathy, is a practising contemporary painter, writer and art historia. Designed and curated International Exhibitions-Indian Popular Art in Sweden and USSR for Festival Orissan Festival in Indonesia. Acted as Commissioner, Director and Jury for prestigious International events like, 7th Triennale India, 4th Cairo Biennale, National Contemporary Art Exhibition etc. Co-author to Dr. Eberhard Fischer for publications-Orissa Kunst and Kulture in Nordost Indien, 1980, Die Perlenkette Dem Geliebten Elf illustrierte Palmblatter Zur Rasika Haravali, 1990, Murals for goddesses and Gods-The Tradition of Osakothi Ritual Paintings in Orissa, 1996. Illustrated Childern books for Unicef, New York in collaboration with Eberhard and Barbara Fischer. Author of Traditional Paintings of Orissa, Essence of Orissan Paintings, Painted Icons and Mural Paintings in Orissa. Exhibited in India and in Zurich, Japan, Indonesia, Sweden, Moscow, China and London. Awarded President of India Silver Plaque for Painting, A.L. Basham Memorial Awarded President of India Silver Plaque for Painting, A.L. Basham Memorial Award for Research, Sahitya Akademi Award for Creative Writing, and Certificate of Honour in 98 International China Art Expo. Recipient of British Council Fellowship, Nehru Trust, Victoria & Albert Museum Fellowship, Japan Foundation Fellowship and BEF Foundation, Zurich Fellowship. Held important assignments-Curator of Art and Crafts, Orissa State Museum, Founder Principal, B.K. College of Art and Crafts, Bhubaneswar and Secretary, Lalit Kala akademi, New Delhi. Now working on "Renewal Art-The Indian Tradition with specific reference to the work of Citrakaras in Orissa" on a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowsship.