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The World of Rock Art: An Overview of the Five Continents

Bansi Lal Malla (Editor) IGNCA Rock Art Series

The present volume gives an overall status of rock art in the different continents of the world. It is based on special lecture series organised by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) as a part of the International Conference on Rock Art 2012. These special lectures are delivered by internationally renowned scholars in the field.

It is clearb from the vast spectrum covered by this volume that although there has been a history of research on rock art, it is still exploring various avenues of growth. This volume provides an in-depth information and analysis of subject/themes which are important while keeping in view the future development of the conceptual academicprogrammes designed to encapsulate primeval vision or Adi Drishya of human being. In magnitude, vividness and richness, this is an outstanding volume.

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About the author

Bansi Lal Malla

Dr. Bansi Lal Malla, an Art-historian, presently associated with the Janapada Sampada Division of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. He obtained his Masters degree in History from Kashmir University, Masters degree in Museology and Ph.D. in History of Arts from the Banaras Hindu University. He is the author of The Sculptures of Kashmir (A.D. 600-1200), Vaisnava Art and Iconography of Kashmir, and Trees in Indian Art, Mythology and Folklore (in press), besides a number of research articles published in reputed Journals. Currently Dr. Malla is engaged in ethno-archaeological study of Rock Art.

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Title The World of Rock Art: An Overview of the Five Continents
Format Hardcover
Date published: 18.02.2013
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173054471
length xviii+170p., Plates; Colour; B/W 102; Maps 6; 22 x 28cm.