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Indian Cultural Arts

Braja Kishor Padhi (Author) Stitadhi Rath (Author)

Art is present in all aspects of human activity and Indian culture. That Art has roles in society. Indian art consists of a variety of art forms, including painting, sculpture. On its way to modern times, Indian art has had cultural influences, as well as religious influences such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Islam. Art influences society by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time. Art in this sense is communication; it allows people from different cultures and different times to communicate with each other. Art is often a vehicle for social change. We are proud of Indians culture. Intrinsic value of Indian culture provides important social and economic benefits. With improved learning and health, increased tolerance, and opportunities to come together with others, culture enhances our quality of life and increases overall well-being for both individuals and communities. Rock art is one of the oldest material forms of human expression and is found throughout the world. In archaeology, rock art is human-made markings placed on natural stone; it is largely synonymous with parietal art. Normally found in literate cultures, a rock relief or rock-cut relief is a relief sculpture carved on solid or sheet rock. It is a prehistoric art. Paintings and carvings above the rock is rock art. They are petro-graph and petroglyphs technically. It is important because they represent the earliest form of creativity of Human mind. They symbolize the beginning of all the art forms in the world today. Further Cave art is significant because it was what people in prehistoric times did in order to record history and culture. However, prehistoric Cave art was also significant because it also served as a warning to people who were to come later. Some rock arts like – Laxmi Mundia Pahada Cave Art, Disa–Gauda Jain Cave Art, Tilori Cave Art of Daringbadi etc. have taken for discussion on comparative mood in this book.

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About the author

Braja Kishor Padhi

Dr. Braja Kishor Padhi born in 1959, obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy in the year 1992 on his thesis Modern History of Khariar’. His vision is to follow knowledge like a sinking star. He is a restless sailor on the ocean of Knowledge. He moved with a mind to explore the unexplored, to discover the undiscovered and to bring things from darkness to light. He shot to eminence for his outstanding participation in Archaeological excavation works of Maraguda Valley of Nawapara district of Orissa during the 1977-1978, 1980-1981-1986-1987. and Archaeological Excavation of Redhakhol of Sambalpur district of Orissa during  the year 1999-2000 and Archealogical Survey and Investigation of Kumarsuni Valley of Ganjam district of Orissa during 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002. He is  equally famous for his decade long active involvements in the Archaeological Survey and Investigation. Excavation, conservation of these archaeological sites of Orissa. Besides, a large number of monuments in Orrissa were renovated, beautified and conserved under his pursuance, care and supervision. He is also responsible for his discovery of Rock Painting and Mural Paintings of Laxmi Mundia Hill near Lokalaba village in the district of Ganjam, Mortar Temple of Tenth Century A.D. near Kharida village in the district of Ganjam.

He has his credit, over 200 Research papers on Art, Architecture, Inscriptions, Caves, Excavation and Conservations of Monuments published and preserved in different journals and national seminars. He has visited places to study the iconography of temples, monuments, art and architecture of different parts of India. His book ‘British Policy Towards Feudatory States :A case study of Modern Khariar’ (in English) and ‘Prastara O; Bhitti Chitrakala’ (in Oriya) have received admiration from various corner. He sincerely believes that this volume would cater to the need of the students and scholars of art and architecture.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Cultural Arts
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.10.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Namya Press
Language: English
isbn 9789390124497
length xii+156p., 24cm.