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Art and Life: Bengal Art Through Ages

Malaysankar Bhattacharya (Author)

Art and Life: Bengal Art Through Ages presents a chronological picture of development of Bengal art, various stages of its evolution and its decline in the medieval period. Never ever the successive phases of its development have been studied so comprehensively. The evolution of various cults in particular and its impact on art discussed in the present work is in fact one of its unique features. No less remarkable is another chapter on the market of ancient artworks which is rightfully claimed as a ground breaking work in the field of Indian art history. The geography of Bengal art, yet another absorbing chapter forming part of this volume also deserve full attention of the scholars of art history.

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About the author

Malaysankar Bhattacharya

Dr. M.S. Bhattacharya obtained his Ph.d. degree from the North Bengal University in 1987. He worked as the curator of the Malda Museum of Archaeology till the early eighties and catalogued the antiquities in the museum. His Art in Stone : A Catalogue of Sculptures in Malda Museum (1982) is widely accepted as one of the most important catalogues of sculptures published in the post war period. For more than two decades Dr. Bhattacharya have made extensive survey of the archaeological sites of Eastern India. As the present volume would reveal, he had been to most of the archaeological sites of the sub-region called the Mahananda-Karatoya valley including those located in the micro-interior pockets often walking on foot or travelling by country boat for several hours. Other important publications of Dr. Bhattacharya include Studies in History and Archaeology (1989), North-East India and her neighbours (1995) besides many papers published in anthologies and journals of repute. At present Dr. Bhattacharya is the editor of the historical review, a bi-annual journal of history and archaeology published from Kolkata, India.

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Title Art and Life: Bengal Art Through Ages
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.02.2013
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Sagnik Books
Language: English
isbn 9788192369013
length x+150p., 42 Colour Plates; 87 B/W Plates