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Prajnadhara: Essays on Asian Art History Epigraphy And Culture in Honour of Gouriswar Bhattacharya (In 2 Volumes)

Gerd J.R. Mevissen (Editor) Arundhati Banerji (Editor)
Synopsis Prajnadhara: Essays on Asian Art, History, Epigraphy and Culture is a collection of fifty-one research papers in honour of Dr. Gouriswar Bhattacharya, contributed by authors from India and abroad who acknowledge the eminent scholar of Bengal origin as a stalwart on every aspect of India art and Indological studies. Bound in two volumes, these articles with notes, references and bibliographies, are well illustrated and cover a wide range of topics relating to Indian, Tibetan, Southeast Asian and Central Asian art, architecture, iconography, painting, epigraphy numismatics, religion, heritage management and photography. The papers are grouped into seven sections according to distinct geographical regions, viz. Section I: Gandhara; Section II: Northern India, Central India, Nepal; Section III: Western India; Section IV: Southern India; Section VI: Pan-Indian Issues; and Section VII: Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Tibet.
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About the authors

Gerd J.R. Mevissen

Gerd J.R. Mevissen, born 1953, studied Modern Architecture and Ancient Indian Art History at Berlin Universities.He worked from 1990 to 1995 as Lecturer of Indian Art History in the Institute of Indian Philology and Art History at the Free University Berlin, and from 2000 to 2002 as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Indian Art, Belin. He is editor of the journals Berliner Indologische Studien and Indo-Asiatische Zeitschrift, both published annually from Berlin, and has edited also a number of books and felicition volumes dealing with Indological subjects. He has published more than forty research papers on different aspects of Indian Art, Architecture and Iconography (Hindu, Buddhist, Jain).

Arundhati Banerji

Dr. Arundhati Banerji now a Deputy Superintending Archaeologist, joined the Archaeological Survey of India, for Post-graduate training in Archaeology (1972-73). Ever since she takes active interest and participation in all the branches of archaeology. Thought her keenness in the field of Epigraphy and Numismatics of early period, made her to pursue further studies in archaeology, she studied numerous antiquities preserved in different Museums and Central Antiquities Collection of the Survey. Her long association with the Survey, enabled her to study the stylistic evolution of various art forms particularly the terracottas. She was awarded Ph.D. (1990) for her work Terracotta Art of Northern and Western India from c. 2000-e00 B.C. Besides many research papers, she has also contributed articles for “An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology (ed.) A. Ghosh. At present, she is assiduously working for a monograph Terracotta Art of India on which she has already contributed widely in many Research Journals. She has also traveled abroad in connection with the Festival of India, Paris.

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Title Prajnadhara: Essays on Asian Art History Epigraphy And Culture in Honour of Gouriswar Bhattacharya (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Kaveri Books
Language: English
isbn 9788174790965
length xlvii+x+524p., Colour & B/w Plates; Figures; Tables; Notes; Bibliography; 29cm.