Chitra-pothi: illustrated palm-leaf manuscripts from Orissa
Das, JP (b.1936)
This book traces the palm-leaf tradition of Orissa and the development of Oriya literature that provides the basis of palm-leaf art. It throws light on the making of the chitra-pothis and the nature of the texts that were illustrated weaving into the larger canvas the patron, the scribe and the artists, as it goes on to analyse palm-leaf art: as illumination of the text and as an art form.;Part 1 covers the tradition. Part 2 covers the manuscripts: Gita Govinda, Krishna and Rama, Oriya Kavyas, Chitra-Kavyas, Ragamala, Shilpa Shastra, Rati-Bandha, Yantra, Mantra, Tantra. Part 3 covers the art.
ISBN 13: 9788189738068
ISBN 10: 8189738062
Pages etc.: vii,123p., full of col. ill., bibl., 23x29cm.
Subject(s): Fine Arts
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