Dr. M.K.Pal has been an ardent researcher in the field of arts and crafts and socio-cultural studies for more than four decades. As a Museum professional especially during his tenure in the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi, Dr. Pal has conducted several projects.As a Consultant of the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan (1980-1995) he has collected/documented hundreds of Indian artefacts which now form the bulk of collection of the Indian Section of the said museum. He has also designed and got made a 35-feet replica of the old wooden Ratha (Temple Car) now preserved in the Parthasarathi Temple, Chennai. As a Connoisseur of Indian art and culture, Dr. Pal has also organized some folk cultural programmes in Japan, France and Switzerland during the years 1991 and 1997.As an author of a number of publications in the form of illustrated books, monographs, papers and articles on Indian art and culture and craft heritage. His present work is the result of his painstaking research and field investigations that are eventually permeated through the inner perspectives of impregnated ideas and thoughtful revelations.