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Pathfinders: A Journey Through India’s Art and Culture (In 6 Volumes)

 
Devina Dutt (Editor) Mukta Rajadhyaksha (Editor)
Synopsis

Pathfinders is an invaluable collection that traces the evolution of different art forms in India. Featuring in-depth and visually rich narratives on both the history and the history makers of Indian art forms since 1950, the set contains six dedicated volumes on Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Literature, Theatre and Cinema. Each volume contains an introductory piece' describing the evolution of the particular art form and an end piece' which discusses its contemporary relevance. There are exclusive interviews with legends from their fields interspersed with biographies of exponents of a particular art form. The narrative is rich with facts and interesting anecdotes, while a rare collection of photographs add grandiose to the entire set. The volumes in the set include

Volume I - Music

Volume II - Visual Arts

Volume III - Dance

Volume IV - Literature

Volume V - Theatre

Volume VI - Cinema

Contents: Volume I - Music

Note - Shashi Vyas

Note from the Editors - Devina Dutt and Mukta Rajadhyaksha

Foreword - Zakir Hussain

Introduction - Aroon Tikekar

Music from North India - The Dynamics of Changing Traditions and Trends - Aneesh Pradhan

Carnatic Music from 1950 - 2010 - Modern Interpretations of an Ancient Art - Chitravina N. Ravikiran

Kumar Gandharva in Conversation with Ashok Vajpeyi

Pandit Ravi Shankar in Conversation with Satish Vyas

Profiles

Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar

Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan

Pandit Jagannathbua Purohit

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer

G. N. Balasubramaniam

Pannalal Ghosh

Tanjavur Brinda

Palaghat T. S. Mani Iyer

Ustad Amir Khan

Bismillah Khan

M. S. Subbulakshmi

Ustad Allarakha

D. K. Pattammal

C. R. Vyas

Ali Akbar Khan

Bhimsen Joshi

T. R. Mahalingam

Tanjore Viswanathan

Ustad Vilayat Khan

Pandit Jasraj

Kishori Amonkar

Jitendra Abhisheki

Shivkumar Sharma

Hariprasad Chaurasia

Amjad Ali Khan

Zakir Hussain

Hindi Film Music - A Post - Republic Retrospective Hrishikesh Dixit

Glossary

Volume II - Visual Arts

The Artist’s Journey - A Story of Six Decades - Ranjit Hoskote

Sudhir Patwardhan in Conversation with Ranjit Hoskote

Navjot Altaf in Conversation with Nancy Adajania

Profiles

Benode Behari Mukherjee

Ramkinkar Baij

K. C. S. Paniker

K. K. Hebbar

Chittaprosad Bhattacharya

M. F. Husain

K. G. Subramanyan

V. S. Gaitonde

F. N. Souza

Tyeb Mehta

J. Swaminathan

Akbar Padamsee

Bhupen Khakhar

Nasreen Mohamedi

Gulam Mohammed Sheikh

Vivan Sundaram

Nalini Malani

Anita Dube

Bose Krishnamachari

Atul Dodiya

Subodh Gupta

The Third Field of Indian Art - Ranjit Hoskote

Volume III - Dance

A Rich and Fragmented Heritage - Devina Dutt and Prakriti Kashyap

Birju Maharaj in Conversation with Anjana Rajan

Padma Subrahmanyam in Conversation with Gowri Ramnarayan

Profiles

Uday Shankar

Guru Paimkulam Rama Chakyar

Pandit Shambhu Maharaj

Rukmini Devi Arundale

T. Balasaraswati

Mrinalini Sarabhai

Guru Bipin Singh and the Jhaveri Sisters

Kelucharan Mohapatra

Chandralekha

Vempati Chinna Satyam

Kumudini Lakhia

Kumari Kamala

Kalamandalam Gopi

Yamini Krishnamurti

Sathyabhama and Bharati Shivaji

Sanjukta Panigrahi

Sonal Mansingh

Astad Deboo

Pandit Durga Lal

Sucheta Bhide Chapekar

Forgotten Rhythms - Prakriti Kashyap

Glossary

Volume IV - Literature

Negotiating Heterogeneity - Indian Literature After Independence - K. Satchidanandan

Krishna Baldev Vaid in Conversation with Nirupama Dutt

Dr U. R. Ananthamurthy in Conversation with Gowri Ramnarayan

Profiles

Firaq Gorakhpuri

Tarashankar Bandopadhyay

Jibanananda Das

Dr. K. Shivarama Karanth

Vaikkom Mohammad Basheer

B. S. Mardhekar

Ashapurna Devi

Agyeya

Umashankar Joshi

Ismat Chughtai

Saadat Hasan Manto

Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai

Sachi Routray

Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh

Gopalakrishna Adiga

Suresh Josh

Ivinda Karandikar

Harbhajan Singh

Phanishwarnath Renu

Krishna Sobti

Mahasweta Devi

Qurratulain Hyder

Nirmal Verma

O. V. Vijayan

K. Ayyappa Panikar

Jayakanthan

Sujatha (S. Rangarajan)

Holding a Mirror to Shifting Equations - Nina Martyris

Volume V - Theatre

The Collective Theatres of India - A Celebration of Style and Content - Shanta Gokhale

Vijaya Mehta in Conversation with Mukta Rajadhyaksha

Girish Karnad in Conversation with Gowri Ramnarayan

Profiles

Sombhu Mitra

P. L. Deshpande

Habib Tanvir

Ebrahim Alkazi

Badal Sircar

Mohan Rakesh

Vijay Tendulkar

Kavalam Narayana Pannikar

Utpal Dutt

B. V. Karanth

K. V. Subbanna

Satyadev Dubey

Mahesh Elkunchwar

Heisnam Kanhailal

Jabbar Patel

Amol Palekar

Usha Ganguli

Ratan Thiyam

Satish Alekar

Neelam Mansingh Chowdhury

B. Jayashree

Naseeruddin Shah

Marathi Theatre - A Confluence of Genres - Mukta Rajadhyaksha

Volume VI - Cinema

A Kaleidoscope of Forms - Maithili Rao

Benegal in Conversation with Mukta Rajadhyaksha and Devina Dutt

Aparna Sen in Conversation with Devina Dutt and Dr. Shoma A. Chatterjee

Profiles

V. Shantaram

Mehboob Khan

Guru Dutt

Bimal Roy

Satyajit Ray

Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Mrinal Sen

Tapan Sinha

K. Balachander

Raj Kapoor

Ritwik Ghatak

Vijay Anand

G. Aravindan

Gulzar

Sai Paranjpye

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Girish Kasaravalli

Mani Ratnam

Saeed Mirza

Mira Nair

Rituparno Ghosh

The Magic of the Movies - The Hindi Film Industry - Deepa Gahlot.

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About the author

Devina Dutt

Devina Dutt is a Mumbai-based corporate communications consultant, writer and editor. She has translated film scripts by Gulzar and Shyam Benegal into English. She writes on the arts and is a regular contributor to 'The Hindu'. Mukta Rajadhyaksha is a Mumbai-based theatre critic and media person who has been a regular contributor to the Times of India, Mumbai. A translator from Marathi to English, she has translated the play Mahatma Vs. Gandhi and has also co-directed a three-part television serial on Marathi theatre after 1947.

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Bibliographic information

Title Pathfinders: A Journey Through India’s Art and Culture (In 6 Volumes)
Format Softcover
Date published: 13.06.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8132118944, 9788132118947
length 848p.,