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Gitagovinda and Odisha
Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 260 x 178mm
162 photographs and 1 map

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Gitagovinda is the magnum opus of the last great Sanskrit poet Jayadeva. Its lyrical beauty, aesthetic sensibility, devotional intensity and its exploration of sacred and profane dimensions of erotic lovehave enthralled scholars, rhetoricians, performers and painters for centuries. It has not lost its power to enchant us. This book is an attempt to appreciate the Gitagovinda from the perspective of the cultural traditons of Odisha. In this book, readers will find facts, arguments and postulations related to the history, legends, paintings, sculpture, textile, music, dance, literature and poetics of a living tradtion.


Bijaya Kumar Rath
Bijaya Kumar Rath
Editor
Dr Dinanath Pathy is a practising painter, cultural historian and creative writer. He has published sixty books in English, German and Odia. Some of these have been written in collaboration with Dr. Eberhard Fischer. He has exhibited extensively in India and abroad and held important positions as Curator He is the recipient of the President of India Silver Plaque for Painting, Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship for Research and Orissa Sahitya Academy Award for creative writing. At present,he is the Director, Alice Boner Institute Varanasi and Chairman, Angarag, an international journal focussing on performing and visual arts.
Dinanath Pathy
Dinanath Pathy
Editor
Dinanath Pathy is a practising contemporary painter, art historian and creative writer. He has significantly researched into the pictorial art traditions of Orissa, its traditional and contemporary nuances, has published extensively, designed and curated international exhibitions.