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Manu Parekh's Banaras free pdf Banaras is the religious capital of India. Situated on the Ganges, it is a pilgrimage site where the Hindu faithful bathe in the sacred river. The site contains more than 1,500 temples and mosques and 100 bathing and burning ghats, of which Manikarnika ghat is the most sacred. To die in Banaras is to die blessed- many move here to live out their final days. Manu Parekh has executed a series of paintings inspired by the city. In turn, this book is a collection of the essays by eight writers who have been inspired by his work. Tanuj Berry considers the use of red in the Banaras paintings while Aditi De looks at the theme of holiness and pilgrimage. These essays offer a thorough assessment of the themes and motivations in the series. We hear the voice of Manu Parekh in an interview with the artist in which he explains what attracted him to Banaras and how the city ignited his creativity. The "Banaras" series is a symbolic rendering of the relationship between faith and fear, a dynamic which the artist identifies as uniquely Indian. Painted in the Indian Expressionist style, these works have a significant role in the development of modern Indian painting.

About Aditi De

Aditi De is a writer, columnist and editor. She is the author of Articulations: Voices from Contemporary Indian Visual Art (2004). Ranjit Hoskote is a cultural theorist, independent curator and poet- Meera Menezes is a producer at the South Asia ARD First German Television. She has been involved in the contemporary Indian art scene since the late eighties. Peter Osborne worked at Christies' Contemporary Art and was a chairman of the Harlech Fine Art group. He co-founded the Osborne Samuel Gallery in 2004. Marilyn Rushton is a lawyer and an academic with a strong interest in contemporary Indian art. Jeet Thayil is a poet and has received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation. Ashok Vajpeyi is an eminent poet-critic who composes on the visual arts. He is currently working on a book about S.H. Raza. Tanuj Berry is a friend and collector of Manu Parekh's art. He has been involved with a number of significant publications on Indian artists.

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Author : Aditi De
Publisher : Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 28 September 2007
ISBN : 0853319634
EAN : 9780853319634
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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