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Cham Sculptures from Viet Nam and Their Interface with Indian Art: From the Collection of Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture

Anupa Pande (Author) Vo Van Thang (Author) Savita Kumari (Author)

This catalogue is the result of a collaborative project between Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculptures, Viet Nam and National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, New Delhi. Fifty-three sculptures from the collection of the Da Nang Museum have been studied in detail along with Indian sculptures to trace the historic relations between India and Viet Nam in the domain of art for a better understanding of the shared traditions of the two countries. The synergies between Indian and Cham art is evident particularly in its early phase of development when Cham art shows interface with artistic traditions across the Indian subcontinent. This catalogue also highlights the deep understanding of the silpasastras that the Cham sculptors possessed as these sculptures often follow iconographic injunctions given in ancient texts. The Cham sculptors also brought forward the indigenous interpretation of Indian canons and developed their own unique iconography. Influence and inspirations that voyaged between India and Viet Nam travelled through other Southeast Asian countries like Cambodia, Indonesia etc., binding together the entire region of South and Southeast Asia in a close-knit fabric

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About the authors

Anupa Pande

Prof. (Dr.) AnupaPande is currently Professor and Head of the Department of History of Art and Director and Pro Vice Chancellor of the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology (NMI), New Delhi. She has also served as Dean of NMI. She has been engaged in research and teaching for last thirty-six years in the University of Allahabad (1982-1995) and the National Museum Institute (1995-till date). She has published over forty research papers in reputed national and international journals and seven books on various aspects of Indian art, history, philosophy and culture. She is well versed in Sanskrit, Prakrit and Pali. She also has knowledge of German, Chinese and Persian.

She has delivered lectures in museums and universities in India and abroad. She has coordinated several international seminars, workshops and exhibitions. Currently she is coordinating an international project on the art of Champa. She represents India at Comite International d'Histoire de l'Art (CIHA) as its titular member. She is a representative member (NMI) of Council of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) and has been a member of prestigious national bodies such as Central Advisory Board of Archaeology (CABA). She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the renowned International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS).

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Savita Kumari

Born in 1982, Savita Kumari has specialized in Sultanate Architecture of India and is presently working as Research Associate in National Museum Institute, New Delhi. She has worked for International Exhibitions such as "Saga of Buddha: His Life and Message" and the "Dialogue among Civilizations: A Quest for new Perspectives." She has completed M.A. History of Art, from National Museum Institute and Studied history at undergraduate level from University of Delhi.

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Title Cham Sculptures from Viet Nam and Their Interface with Indian Art: From the Collection of Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.04.2021
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173056178
length xx+250p., 22cm x 31cm.