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Journal of Bengal Art: Volume 2

 
Enamul Haque (Editor)
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Ahmad Hasan Dani.1. Individuality of Bengal Art/B.N. Mukherjee.2. The First Common Denominator in Bengal Art the Scope for Further Research in the Art of the Pala Age/Asok Datta.3. Art and Archaeology of Natsal/S.S. Mostafizur Rahman.4. The Semi-Precious Stone Beads from Mahasthangarh: A Preliminary Study/Frederick M. Asher.5. Built by the King: Monarchical Authority and Royal Patronage/Debala Mitra.6. A Brief Survey of the Representation of Asta-maha Bodhisattva-mandala in India and Bangladesh/Janice Leoshko.7. A Matter of Perspective in the Study of Buddhist Art/John Guy.8. A Boat Model and State Ritual in Eastern India/Gouriswar Bhattacharya.9. BangladeshNational Museumprasasti of Pahila (9th century A.D.)/Gerd J.R. Mevissen.10. The Mahisantosh Surya Image: Some Iconographic Considerations/P.K. Bhattacharyya.11. Two Exotic Sculptures from North Bengal: Their Sociological Significance/Mallar Mitra.12. Two-Armed Images of Heruka from Bangladesh: An Iconographic Study/Mandira Bhattacharya.13. Dynamism and Dispersal: Cultural Perspective of North Bengal/Aniruddha Ray.14. The Reconstruction of Mediaeval Gaur from Documentary and Exploratory Findings/George Michell.15. The Revival of Hindu Temple Architecture in Bengal in the Late-Sixteenth Century/Perween Hasan.16. Reflections on Early Temple Forms of Eastern India/Enamul Haque.17. Hitherto Unknown Winged Terracotta Figures from Chandraketugarh/M.A. Bari.18. Notes of Muslim Architecture in Bengal: Evaluation of a Unique Variety of Mosque/Pratip Kumar Mitra.20. Unnoticed Stone Inscriptions of the Husayn Shahi Sultans of Bengal/Rebecca M. Brown.21. Sir Charles D’oyly in Dhaka: The Colonial Picturesque/M.M. Hoque and Seema Hoque.22. Ancient Human Settlement Patterns of Bangladesh: A Preliminary Study/Abu Imam.23. Book Reviews.

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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 2
Author Enamul Haque
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.1997
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length 312p., 167 B/w Plates; 29cm.