Nandalal Bose: The Doyen of Indian Art (An Old and Rare Book)

Nandalal Bose: The Doyen of Indian Art (An Old and Rare Book)

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Item Code: IDG310
Author: Dinkar Kowshik
Publisher: National Book Trust, India
Language: English
Edition: 2001
ISBN: 8123727909
Pages: 135 (B & W Illus: 15, Color Illus: 2)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5"X5.5"
Weight 220 gm
About the Book:

Written in lucid and simple style this biography of Nandalal Bose is a vivid insight into the personality of one of the intensely creative masters of our times. It brings together, perhaps for the first time, many facets of Nandalal Bose-The great artist between two covers. To the layman and the artist the book is sure to serve as an introduction to the art-heritage of the early part of our twentieth century in which Nandalal holds an important place.

About the Author:

Dinkar Kowshik (b. 1918) an artist, teacher and art critic, had his early education in Pune. Later he went to Santiniketan and studied art under Nandalal Bose. Kowshik taught art in Delhi at the College of Art and Crafts and in Santiniketan at Kala Bhavan as its principal. The direct contact with the master has helped him to appreciate the rich creativity and many-sided genius of his master.


Forebears and Parents1
School and College Education6
Nandalal enters the Magic Circle11
Early Laurels16
Discovery of Indian Art20
At Ajanta26
The Poet and the Painter34
Nandalal and Coomaraswamy38
Ethical Moorings52
Far Eastern Voyage58
Wall Paintings64
Architecture & Museum67
Notes on His Paintings76
Art for the Community79
Artist of the Indian National Congress89
A Humane and Kindly Beings95
Nandalal and His Students102
Nandalal's Views on Art105
Gandhiji's Visit-1945110
Admirers and Critics113
Evening Years117
Persons referred to in the Book125
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