Bastar Folk Art: Shrines, Figurines and Memorials

By: Michel Postel and Zarine Cooper

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The present work documents different aspects of the cultural heritage of the district of Bastar. While the varied lifestyles of the Maria and Muria Gonds, and other groups, have been the focus of considerable anthropological research, relatively little is known of the numerous temples that represent the establishment of the Nagvansi dynasty in the 10th century and subsequently that of the Kakatiya. The ruins of Bhongapal and Garh Gobrahin are estimated to be older and bear testimony to the transitory efflorescence of the Buddhist and Vaisnavite faiths. Their influence on the socio-religious structure of the indigenous population is reflected in the village shrines, highlighting an on-going process of mutual enrichment. In illustrating the most important places of worship, an attempt has been made to explore the intersection of traditions. The subtle interplay of cultural interaction through time renders it difficult to distinguish the 'folk' from the classical, indicating the need to review our concepts of Indian art. Printed Pages:220 with 294 coloured and b/w plates.

Title: Bastar Folk Art: Shrines, Figurines and Memorials

Author Name: Michel Postel and Zarine Cooper

Categories: India, Art & Art History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Mumbai, India, Franco Indian Research Pvt. Ltd: 1999

ISBN: 8190018450

ISBN 13: 9788190018456

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 23 Cms x 29 Cms

Seller ID: 000585

Keywords: Indian Art Bastar