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Author Name    Eberhard Fischer & Dinanath Pathy

Title   Murals for Goddesses and Gods: The Tradition of Osakothi Ritual Painting in Orissa

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   23 x 29 Cm

Publisher   New Delhi, India Aryan Books International 1996

ISBN    8173050953 / 9788173050954

Seller ID   100184

This monograph Murals for Goddesses and Gods is a magnificent document of India's ritual painting, based on systematic study of the osakothi (osa penance, kothi sacred space) murals or Orissa. It explores the rare rich and meaningful and fast disappearing ritual art of mural painting. The antiquity of this art can be traced to the prehistoric rock-cave paintings of Mirzapur, Singhapuri, Bhimbetka, Jhiri, and elsewhere in India. A close parallel is seen in the contemporary ritual relating to Rathwa mural paintings Gujarat. In both cases there is transformation and re-enlivenment of the visual image. This materials are organized in seven chapters in the following order: the sources for ritualistic folk paintings in south Orissa and the worship of painted icons; the osakothi custom, terms and legends; the basic forms of osakothi shrines and their murals; iconography of osakothi murals and the legends; the osakothi ritual; the painters of osakothi shrines, their communities and major works; and contemporary trends in the osakothi tradition. By way of general observation the authors make a broad claim about its uniqueness, similarities and historic connection with other traditions in and around Orissa. To the authors of this carefully researched and richly illustrated monograph, the osakothi complex is one of India's finest living traditions concerning around annually produced folk murals of goddesses and gods, unrecorded so far. Prefaced by Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, a foremost authority on Indian art and culture, this work will fascinate not only the students of art, religions and Indian civilization but also everyone with an inquiring mind. Printed Pages: 224 with 25 colours & 298 b/w illustrations.

Murals for Goddesses and Gods: The Tradition of Osakothi Ritual Painting in Orissa Eberhard Fischer & Dinanath Pathy

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