Kanara: Land Apart, The Artistic Heritage Of Coastal Kamataka by George MichellKanara: Land Apart, The Artistic Heritage Of Coastal Kamataka by George Michell

Kanara: Land Apart, The Artistic Heritage Of Coastal Kamataka

EditorGeorge MichellPhotographed byClare Arni

Hardcover | January 16, 2013

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This is the first illustrated book on the cultural history of the region Showcases stunning high-definition photographs which encompass the visual richness of the landscape, architecture, and festivalsExplores the historical, cultural, and artistic heritage of Kanara, the Arabian Sea coastal belt of modern Karnataka in India. The densely forested coastal district of Kanara, now known as Dakshina/Uttara Kannada, has been celebrated through the centuries as one of Asia's principal sources of pepper and rice. Kanara preserves a unique blend of long-established cultural traditions, ranging from ancient Buddhist relics and Jain and Hindu monuments to extant temple festivals, bhuta ceremonies, and performing arts such as Yakshagana theater. In spite of these diverse and lively cultural strands, Kanara remains little known outside south India. Considering the unique qualities of this region, it is surprising to discover that there is almost no book exploring the region's unique cultural heritage. The overall purpose of this volume would be to introduce the region through stunning color photographs, while at the same time offering well-researched articles authored by leading scholars, both Indian and foreign.
George Michell trained as an architect and then studied Indian archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. With John Fritz he co -directed an investigative project with an international team of architects and archaeologists at Hampi-Vijayanagara. He has edited numerous Marg volumes.
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Title:Kanara: Land Apart, The Artistic Heritage Of Coastal KamatakaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:124 pages, 12.22 × 9.86 × 0.65 inPublished:January 16, 2013Publisher:Marg FoundationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:819211063X

ISBN - 13:9788192110639

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Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction George Michell Jain Bastis- Julia A.B. Hegewald Hindu Temples - John Henry Rice Ramayana Panels of Bhatkal - Crispin Branfoot and Anna L. Dallapiccola Metal Masks and Figurines - B.N. Aryan and Subhashini Aryan Mosques - Elizabeth Lambourn Churches - Pius Fidelis Pinto Mansions and Mathas - Ramu Katakam Select Bibliography Index