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Threads Together: A Comparative Study of Tribal and Pre-historic Rock Paintings

Robin D. Tribhuwan (Author) Maike Finkenauer (Author)

The subject of tribal paintings has attracted the attention of Social Scientists, Archeologists, Historians and Fashion Designers as there is much to learn from it. India is the only country in the world which has over 573 tribal groups. Every tribe is known from its outstanding cultural traits. Tribes such as Korwa, Bhils, Gonds, Murias, Saoras, Warlis and Rathwas are Known for their paintings. This book presents a comparative account of the Warli, Saora, and Rathwa Paintings Cults. These cults have been studied from symbolic perspective. An effort has been made to draw an analogy between tribal and prehistoric painting cults. We are confident that the informations presented in the book will be useful to students, and scholars of Anthropology, Sociology, History, Archaeology, Museology, Art, Tribal Studies, Fashion Technology and general readers as well.

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About the authors

Robin D. Tribhuwan

Dr. Robin D. Tribhuwan, M.A. (Sociology), MSc. (Anthropology), P.G.D.I.M. (Post Graduate Diploma in Indology and Museology) Ph.D. (Anthropology) is a trained Anthropologist and well known Development Expert. He has to his credit 23 books and over 150 research papers and articles. Dr. Tribhuwan was felicitated by the Mayor of Pune City in the year 1992, in recognition of his services to slum dwellers, tribal and rural inhabitants. He has worked for research projects funded by W.H.O., UNICEF, UNESCO and Several National and International Organizations. As a Scientific Advisor to S.R. Films, Heidelberg, Germany, he was instrumental in making two documentaries. He has also worked with well known film makers. He has been associated with several N.GO’s, research organizations and Universities as a resource person. Currently he is working in Tribal Research and Training Institute, Pune. He has developed and Implemented with the help of N.GO’s 46 development and health models in rural and tribal areas.

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Maike Finkenauer

Maike Finkenauer is a native of Germany with a degree in teaching. She has lived for almost eight years in India where she learned about its culture, religion and art. The tribals and their artwork caught her special attention and she decided to support the artists of Warli paintings and handicrafts. After her husband’s retirement they both moved to the United States where they live in Michigan in a quiet setting surrounded by nature. She continues to spread the word about the Warlis and their art in deep recognition of the cultural value of India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Threads Together: A Comparative Study of Tribal and Pre-historic Rock Paintings
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8171416446
length vii+112p., Plates; Glossary; References; 29cm.