ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
B.N. Goswamy, distinguished art historian, is Professor Emeritus of Art History at the Punjab University, Chandigarh. A leading authority on Indian art, his work covers a wide range and is regarded, especially in the area of Pahari painting, as having influenced much thinking. He is the recipient of many honours, including the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship, the Rietberg Award from Switzerland for Outstanding Research in Art History, the Padma Shri (1998) and the Padma Bhushan (2008) from the President of India.
Prof. Goswamy has been Visiting Professor at some of the most prestigious universities in the world. He has also written extensively, many of his books having acquired the status of classics in the field of Indian art. This, however, is his first book for young readers.
ABOUT THE BOOK
This little book aims at bringing to the reader, especially the young reader, the delights of Indian art and poetry. Through some of the most important images of gods and goddesses that appear here, a new world should open up. Not only the poems, which have especially been written for this book but the great works of art included here shall, it is hoped, become part of the readerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s awareness, even perhaps his/her imagination.