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Journal of Bengal Art: Volume 1

 
Enamul Haque (Editor)
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Asok DattaThe.1. Art of Pottery Paintings in Bengal during Black and Red Ware (Chalcolithic) Culture/Amita Ray.2. Terracottas from Excavations at Mangalkot (Burdwan)/Paola G. Tinti.3. On the Brahmi Inscription of Mahasthan/Enamul Haque.4. Chandraketugarh: A Resume of Excavation Reports (1956-67)/Dilip K. Chakrabarty.5. Two Examples of Mauryan Art from Bengal/Samir Kumar Mukherjee.6. A Note on Some Buddhist Antiquities in Terracotta from West Bengal/Gourisanker De.7. Pots, Pitchers and Lamps from Chandraketugarh: Myths and Motifs/Mohammad Ali.8. Some Important Antiquities from Mangalkot Mound (Bogra)/Claudine Bautze-Picron.9. From God to Demon, from Demon to God: Brahma & Other Hindu Deities in Late Buddhist Art of Eastern India/Gouriswar Bhattacharya.10. The Magnificent Bronze Image of Vajrasatva from Mainamati, Bangladesh/Gautam Sengupta.11. Problem of Pala Art and a Derivative Style in Assam/Mallar Mitra.12. The Buddhist Goddess Aparajita: Four-Armed Form/B.N. Mukherjee.13. The Date of the End of Pala Rule in Bengal (West Bengal and Bangladesh)/A.B.M. Husain.14. Some Observations on the Development of Gawr-Lakhnawti and Its Monuments/M.R. Tarafdar.15. Some Illustrations of the Period of Nusrat Shah/Abdul Karim.16. An Arabic Inscription from Murshidabad City/J.P. Losty.17. Early Views of Gaur and Pandua by the Indian Artist Sita Ram/M.A. Bari.18. An Unknown Building Complex at Fulhar in Gaibandha/Ian Jeffry Barrow.19. Colonial Mapping in Bengal, 1760-1820/Najma Khan Majlis.20. Some Observations on the Ragamala Miniatures of the Murshidabad School of Painting/Perween Hasan.21. Rugs, Niches and Prayer/Ayesha Begum.22. The Mosque of Badruddin: A Rare Type of Two-Domed Mosque/Muhammad Sirajuddin.23. Book Review: Lyrics In Terracotta at Kantajeer Mandir.

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About the author

Enamul Haque

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.

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Bibliographic information

Title Journal of Bengal Art: Volume 1
Author Enamul Haque
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.1996
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length 262p., Figures; 13 Col. & 149 B/w Plates; Maps; Notes; References; 29cm.