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Nilabdhi: Essays in Art, Culture and Literature

Bhagaban Panda (Editor) Dinanath Pathy (Editor)
Synopsis The essays in commemoration of Pandit Nilamani Mishra, an eminent Scholar and Curator of Sanskrit Palmleaf manuscripts in the Orissa State Museum cover a wide range of researches from Art to Philosophy, History to Literature, Archaeology to Anthropology and Religion to Social Sciences. Noted scholars from Orissa and outside through their specific contributions have focused on different Cultural Studies. This volume in its totality makes a meaningful presence in the field of scholarship and offers a choice of reading material.
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About the authors

Bhagaban Panda

Dr. Bhagaban Panda, Sanskrit and Oriya scholar. Worked extensively on Religion, Literature and Culture. Edited several palmleaf manuscripts including Gitagovinda and other Puranic texts. Former Editor of the Directorate of Culture Government of Orissa. Presently Secretary of Kedarnath Research Institute, Bhubaneswar.

Dinanath Pathy

Dinanath Pathy, is a practising contemporary painter, writer and art historia. Designed and curated International Exhibitions-Indian Popular Art in Sweden and USSR for Festival Orissan Festival in Indonesia. Acted as Commissioner, Director and Jury for prestigious International events like, 7th Triennale India, 4th Cairo Biennale, National Contemporary Art Exhibition etc. Co-author to Dr. Eberhard Fischer for publications-Orissa Kunst and Kulture in Nordost Indien, 1980, Die Perlenkette Dem Geliebten Elf illustrierte Palmblatter Zur Rasika Haravali, 1990, Murals for goddesses and Gods-The Tradition of Osakothi Ritual Paintings in Orissa, 1996. Illustrated Childern books for Unicef, New York in collaboration with Eberhard and Barbara Fischer. Author of Traditional Paintings of Orissa, Essence of Orissan Paintings, Painted Icons and Mural Paintings in Orissa. Exhibited in India and in Zurich, Japan, Indonesia, Sweden, Moscow, China and London. Awarded President of India Silver Plaque for Painting, A.L. Basham Memorial Awarded President of India Silver Plaque for Painting, A.L. Basham Memorial Award for Research, Sahitya Akademi Award for Creative Writing, and Certificate of Honour in 98 International China Art Expo. Recipient of British Council Fellowship, Nehru Trust, Victoria & Albert Museum Fellowship, Japan Foundation Fellowship and BEF Foundation, Zurich Fellowship. Held important assignments-Curator of Art and Crafts, Orissa State Museum, Founder Principal, B.K. College of Art and Crafts, Bhubaneswar and Secretary, Lalit Kala akademi, New Delhi. Now working on "Renewal Art-The Indian Tradition with specific reference to the work of Citrakaras in Orissa" on a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowsship.

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Bibliographic information

Title Nilabdhi: Essays in Art, Culture and Literature
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186622543
length xxi+290p., Plates, Maps; Reference; 26cm.