Sri Lanka: Connected Art Histories

By: Sujatha Arundathi Meegama (Ed.)

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Ceylon, Ilangai, Lanka, Lakdiva, Seilan, Serendib, Simhaladvipa, Tambapanni, Taprobane?the island?s various names suggest that Sri Lanka has clearly meant different things to different people, and external contacts have been central to its history and conceptualization. Expanding and going beyond the standard Sinhala-Buddhist narratives, the essays in this volume look at resident communities and their contesting cultures and claims to the artistic heritages of this island. At times approaching the island from the outside, at other times considering it from the inside, the writers locate the country?s identity in a dialectic between national traditions and transnational histories. An extensive introduction places these new essays within the historiography of Sri Lankan art that began with Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. Though there remains much to explore and many new voices to listen to, this volume is a welcome first step in rethinking the art histories of the island. Printed Pages: 148 with 130 illustrations.

Title: Sri Lanka: Connected Art Histories

Author Name: Sujatha Arundathi Meegama (Ed.)

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: Mumbai, The Marg Foundation: 2017

ISBN: 9789383243181

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200001

Keywords: Sri Lanka: Connected Art Histories Sujatha Arundathi Meegama (Ed.)