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Art and Cultural Heritage of Patiala

 
S P Srivastava (Author)
Synopsis Profusely illustrated, it presents a panorama of visual arts which flourished in Patiala under the patronage of its rulers, ranking Patiala foremost in North Indian Princely States. Significantly, Patiala has been known as the cradle of Phulkian States where all the branches of visual arts nourished with equal gusto and patronage unequalled in the whole of North Indian Princely States. Hence the present study emerges as the first comprehensive volume to highlight the cultural renaissance of Patiala State, which has thus far been ignored by the general historians of India. Special feature of this book is the presentation of a artist genealogy who worked in Patiala state. These works enshrine the pages of this study. Readers would certainly enjoy the new dimensions and fantaslic idioms of artistic creation which developed in Patiala State. Patiala is therefore. known as me Paradise of North India so far as art, culture and hospitality is concerned. Captain Amarinder Singh. the present Maharaja of Patiala has rendered generous and valuable assistance in the publication of this book. He is a generous patron of fine art-s as also the most encouraging and open hearted prince who has devoted his energies for the development of Patiala City. Hence the present publication helps to fulfil the expections of all the sections of readership with special reference to art and culture.
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About the author

S P Srivastava

Born in 1962 in Patiala (Punjab) in the family of Scholars and Artists, the author of this book obtained Master’s degree in fine arts in First division and Ph.D. in his field of specialization. Art and Cultural Heritage of Patiala from Rohilkhand University, Bareilly (India). D.Litt work is in progress. His recent publication is Guru Nanak in Indian Painting. He was invited by the International Congress of Asian and African Studies held in September, 1990 in Toronto (Canada) to present a paper on the arts of Patiala. Having recognized his scholastic caliber and achievement, the Royal Asiatic Society of England has elected him a Fellow of the Society. He has been invited by several Universities of America and Europe. Presently, he is associated with the Post Graduate Department of Fine Arts, Government College for Women, Patiala, Punjab, teaching and research. Besides, he specialises in the field of art of architectural photography and that too of the ornaments and miniatures.

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Bibliographic information

Title Art and Cultural Heritage of Patiala
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1991
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 818506766X
length xviii+204p., 16 Col. Plates, 63 B/W Plates, References; Bibliography; Appendices; Index; 29cm.