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Durga: Parma Sakti, Maheswari, Mahadevi

Chitralekha Singh (Author) Prem Nath (Author)
Synopsis This book will appeal to those interested in religion, mythology, art, iconography and to all those who wish to learn about Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Goddess Durga, with thousands of names after her different manifestations, attributes, appellations is the primordial, most knowledgeable, the utmost graceful, Maha Sakti, the one comparable to the sky, is the most wise female divinity in the Universe.  The descent of Durga aims at the destruction of the demons and the liberation of the society from their cruelties. Durga has been a very favorite topic with the artists, who have expressed their imagination in millions of paintings and sculptures.
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About the authors

Chitralekha Singh

Dr. (Mrs.) Chitralekha Singh (born 1945) is an artist, art-educationist and has the rare distinction of being the first India lady to be awarded D. Litt in drawing and painting. She has a brilliant academic career, M.A. in drawing and painting, specialization in advanced composition, Ph.D (1974) and D. Litt (1984). An active participant in National exhibitions, art workshops, seminars and faculty activities, she is a prolific writer, contributed 20 research papers and published two books: ‘Chini Chitrakala’ and a classic two volume set ‘Paintings of Siva in Indian Art’. She is the sub-editor of Art Journal ‘TRIA’. She was selected as a research associate by University Grants Commission and represented India under Indo-Italian Cultural Programme (1988). She undertakes research work continuously and is a research guide in many universities. Twelve scholars have been awarded Ph.D under her guidance.

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Prem Nath

Dr. Prem Nath obtained his Ph.D. degree in Horticulture from the Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA during 1962. Since them, Dr. Nath has been serving in different national and international instiutions, in different capacities and in different countries in food and agriculture sectro for 50 yrars.

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Bibliographic information

Title Durga: Parma Sakti, Maheswari, Mahadevi
Format Softcover
Date published: 09.06.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8124201501
length 102p.