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

By: Eberhard Fischer & Dinanath Pathy

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This monograph is a magnificent document of India's ritual painting based on systematic study of the osako?hi ( osa: penance, ko?hi: sacred space) murals of 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, Bhimbe?ka, Jhiri and elsewhere in India. A close parallel is seen in the contemporary ritual relating to Rathwa mural paintings in Gujarat. In both the cases there is transformation and re-enlivenment of the visual image.Printed Pages:

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

Author Name: Eberhard Fischer & Dinanath Pathy

Categories: Religion, Culture, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/Aryan Books International: 1996

ISBN: 8173050953

ISBN 13: 9788173050954

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 101672

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