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Journal of Bengal Art: Volume 4

 
Enamul Haque (Editor)
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B.N. Mukherjee.1. Issues in the Art of Bengal/J.F. Salles.2. Excavations at Mahasthangarh: New Evidence of Contacts with the Ganges Valley/R.Nagaswamy.3. Bengaland Cidambaram/Asok Datta.4. Bengaland South-East Asia-Early Trade and Cultural Contacts/S.C. Mukherji.5. The Royal Charters of King Madanapala and the Chronology of the Pala Kings of Bengal and Bihar/S.S. Mostafizur Rahman.6. Recent Discovery of Glass Beads from Mahasthangarh Region: An Archaeological Perspective/Gautam Sengupta.7. Hero-Stone of West Bengal: A Preliminary Study/Gerd J.R. Mevissen.8. Images of Mahapratisara in Bengal: Their Iconographic Links with Javanese, Central Asian and East Asian Images/A.J. Gail.9. On the Mandalaic Structure of the Paharpur Temple/Debala Mitra.10. A Metal Image of Marici from Jagajjivanpur/Shahanara Husain.11. Paharpur Terracotta Plaques: A Source of the Social History of Ancient Bengal/Pratapaditya Pal.12. Possible Indian Representations of Bhaishajyaguru/Claudine Bautze-Picron.13. Buddhist Painting During the Reign of Harivarmadeva (End of the 11th c.) in Southeast Bangladesh/Gourisankar De.14.Woman with Bird Motif in Bengal Art/Shahnaj Husne Jahan.15. Wari-Bateshwar: An Important Centre of Maritime Activities in Ancient Bengal/Aniruddha Ray.

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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 4
Author Enamul Haque
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length 520p., Figues; 61 Colour; 290 B/w Plates; 29cm.