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Adi Granth Paintings: Raga-Ragamala & Barah-Maha

Ranjit Singh Gill (Author)
Synopsis Adi-Granth, holy scripture of the Sikhs is composed in various ragas and arranged according to their order. Towards the end there is special mention of hierarchy of ragas, the 'ragamala's. I also contains 'Barah-maha' - the constant longing of the soul for the Eternal God expressed over a period of twelve months. The present volume is a novel attempt to depict these religious compositions through the medium of colour. What could be hitherto only heard as a string of words has been infused with a strong lively vibration. Each canvas is complete and imposing in itself. The whole collection, with artist-author's concise facts becomes a synergy of the arts, a devout prayer, and a holy vision. For lovers of art and literature the book provides a unique opportunity to discover human mind, its longings, aspirations, achievements, and a courageous respect for nature.
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About the author

Ranjit Singh Gill

Dr. R.S. Gill is a renowned artist with several exhibitions of paintings of paintings and graphics to his credit in Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Munich, India and U.S.A. He has published several books in Devnagri. Born in 1935 and a post-graduate in Fine Arts, Dr. Gill is deeply interested in the subject of Indian classical music. His choice of Adi-granth as inspiration for paintings is indeed a blessing. This volume is an achievement for him as well as the world of art, being a rare combination of mystique, religion and fundamentals of music, depicted through myriad colours that enable the viewer to experience the cosmic consciousness.

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Bibliographic information

Title Adi Granth Paintings: Raga-Ragamala & Barah-Maha
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186880836
length 196p., Plates.