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Nicholas Roerich
A Quest & A Legacy
Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 279 x 216mm
All colour; 130 photographs


Nicholas Roerich continues to arouse the interest of extensive scholarship, both adulatory and critical. Some give him the status of a demigod, while others relegate him to being a maverick, an adventurer with megalomaniacal delusions, a dabbler in spiritual ideas of unsubstantiated depth. Controversies aside, the question often asked is: what is the draw and pull of a man who was, in his final avatar, a painter of mountains? This anthology of essays on the artist seeks to answer just this. The contributors—scholars, disciples, practitioners—have looked at Roerich’s life from varying perspectives to explain his multi-faceted personality. Through these writings, one hopes to come to a holistic understanding of the man and his times.

Manju Kak
Manju Kak

Manju Kak has taught art history, literature and cultural studies in Delhi, the UK and Hong Kong. She is the recipient of the Hawthornden fellowship, among others.