Luminous Harmony

Indian Art and Culture

Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 279 mm x 216 mm
All colour; 123 photographs; 232 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 8189738933 | ISBN-13: 978-81-89738-93-8
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Luminous Harmony: Indian Art and Culture reveals the universal resonance in Indian art and culture, covering the grand Indian heritage by providing an overview of both the visual and performing arts. Votive traditions are also taken up, followed by an inquiry into traditions and rituals. The impact of Islam on Indian art and culture; cultural linkages with Central, South and Southeast Asia; India’s festivals; the sociology of Indian music and cinema; the role of mathematics in arts are among the other topics covered in this well-researched book.



Utpal  K. Banerjee
Utpal K. Banerjee
Author

Dr Utpal K Banerjee 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, 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.

 

 

 

Dr. Karan Singh
Dr. Karan Singh
Foreword

A prolific author, Dr. Karan Singh has written several philosophical essays, travelogues and poems in English, besides books on political science and Vedanta, and has been President of the India International Centre, and the Authors Guild of India. As India’s Ambassador to the United States, he was held in high esteem as a man of many distinguished achievements. Dr. Karan Singh has spent over five decades in public life including many years in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. An orator of unparalleled eloquence, he has lectured in five continents on philosophy and culture, politics and the environment.