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Global Rock Art

Bansi Lal Malla (Editor) V.H. Sonawane (Editor)

This volume is the outcome of the Global Rock Art Conference held under the auspices of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) , New Delhi. The volume comprises valuable contributions from several scholars from all over the world such as Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Kenya, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, USA and India. The interest of this publication lies not only in the greatest number of subjects treated but in the diversity of approaches. Almost all stages of research are represented. The major interlocking and overlapping themes have been grouped under the following eight sections: (1) Understanding rock art in a universal frame; (2) Country reports from China, India, Jordan and Saudi Arabia; (3) Cross-cultural comparison; (4) Environment, management, conservation and documentation; (5) Classification, chronology and standardisation, (6) Consideration of context; (7) Form, context and interpretation including language of symbols, religious themes and musical subjects; and (8) Artificial intelligence and rock art research.

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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 Global Rock Art
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.02.2013
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173054020
length xx+512p., Plates; Colour 12 B/W 16;Figures; Maps 256; 22 x 28cm.