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Orissa Revisited

Pratapaditya Pal (Editor)
Synopsis Marg's Association with Orissa has a Long History. Back in the 1950s Issues of the Magazine were Devoted to the Art of the Region and to Konark; in 1960 A Magazine on Odissi, and More Recently A Book on this Classical Dance Form were Published. The Artistic Traditions of Orissa are Among the Oldest and Reichest in the Subcontinent. Recent Archaeological fieldwork has Revealed Several Sites from the Stone age to the Early Historic Period, The History of Buddhism in the Region goes back to the Time of Emperor Ashoka (3rd Century BCE) with a continuous art heritage up to the 13th century. Apart from Sculpture and Rokcut Caves, Orissa Developed a Distinguished Tradition of temple a architecture. The Orissan genius has been manifest in painting, crafts, and dance, including the varied tribal cultural expressions. Despite such extraordinary achievements, no single volume provides an overview of the diverse contributions of generations of Orissan artists, As the accompanying table of contents demonstrates, this book is wide-ranging in scope, covering all periods and many forms of art. Apart from emphasizing the past, the essays focus on present artistic activities, traditional as well as modern.
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About the author

Pratapaditya Pal

Pratapaditya Pal is currently Fellow for Research at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, and General Editor of Marg Publications in Mumbai. For twenty-five years (1970-95) he was Senior Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art and from 1996 to 2003 Visiting Curator for Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he most recently organized the much acclaimed exhibition Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure (2003).

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Bibliographic information

Title Orissa Revisited
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Marg Publications
Language: English
isbn 8185026513
length 180p., Plates; Map; Index.