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  • Price : usd 99.99    usd 88.99
  • ISBN : 9788189738398
  • Binding : HARDCOVER
  • Publish Date : 2011
  • No Of Pages : 232
  • Language : ENGLISH
  • Author : UTPAL K. BANERJEE
  • Publisher : NIYOGI BOOKS
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A well-researched book on the universal resonance in Indian art and culture, covering the grand Indian heritage by providing an overview of the visual and performing arts.Votive traditions are also taken up, followed by an inquiry into traditions and rituals.


Dr Utpal K Banerjee has been an adviser on Management and Information Technology for thirty-five years, after having studied on a doctoral programme in the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar from 1968–1972. He has an abiding interest in Indian art and culture. His formal exposure to the visual and performing arts of the world was through courses conducted at the Extra-Mural Department, University of Manchester, UK. He has been National Project Director for the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) relating to the UNDP project on Multimedia Database for Art and Culture Documentation and Computerisation from 1991–1993. In the nineties, Dr Banerjee gave lectures on Indian art and culture, organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), in Canada  and South America. He was also invited by the Kala Bharati Foundation of Canada to speak on the same subject.  He has been writing on the arts and culture in several newspapers and journals and is a regular contributor on cultural and professional programmes to London BBC, All India Radio and Indian television. He has also written 33 books, including Hindu Joy of Life (Niyogi Books, Delhi, 2006), which has gone into a second edition. Dr Banerjee was awarded the Padma Shri ‘in recognition of distinguished service in literature and education’ in 2009.

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