Home  |  Sign in  |  Register  
Cart
 
 

SEARCH

 

BROWSE BY CATEGORY

Archaelogy
Architecture
Art
Artist Monographs
Biography
Children's Books
Contemporary Art
Crafts
Culture
Design
Environment
Fiction
Heritage
Literature
Museum / Gallery and Exhibition Catalogues
Painting
Photography
Poetry
Reference
Sculpture
Textiles
Women's Studies

BROWSE ALPHABETICALLY

Out of Print Titles

Mapin Anytime Stationery

Please note that some books from our list are not available on the website just now. We will have them online shortly.
 
Browse Category > Culture > Moulding the Void
View image
Moulding the Void
Mother in the Making

by Peter Bjorn Franceschi and Translations by Minati Kar

This volume uses photographs and poetry to document the work of the artisans who craft the idols of Durga for the Puja.
More

Category: Culture, Photography, Reference
Tags:
 
IN STOCK
210 x 247 mm | 8.25 x 9.70 in
Hardcover | 280 pages
192 colour photographs
ISBN:
978-93-85360-42-8 (Mapin)

 
PRICE:
Rs.3,500.00  | $65.00  | £52.00
 
 
 
   Add to cart        
   
 
-
Table of contents  |  Sample Pages  |  Reviews
Table of contents

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
 
Selected Images
 

Description

The Goddess Devi is worshipped during the autumnal festival of Durga Pujo in Bengal every year. In this volume, Peter Bjørn Franceschi presents a visual diary of the mother goddess in the making. The book takes us through the winding lanes of Kumartuli, home to the master artists who craft the clay idols of the Devi for the Durga Pujo. Accompanying these photographs are verses from Sankaracharya’s poetic work in Sanksrit, Saundaryalahari (Waves of Beauty), translated by the scholar Minati Kar. The work is a paean to the Goddess Durga, entwining Advaita Vedanta and Tantra philosophy to paint a splendid picture of Devi. These poetic descriptions serve as a deeper layer to the visuals, and as an alternate way of interpreting the process of image-making.
 
Peter Bjørn Franceschi is a Danish visual  artist working from Copenhagen, Kolkata and southern France. His work has been exhibited  in galleries and museums in Europe, the Middle East and India.

 

 

THIS BOOK

Imprint:

Rights Available

 

OTHER TITLES OF INTEREST

by Anjou Musafir
An insight into the healing powers of clay tracing historical and academic evidence.
by Patricia Tusa Fels
The surviving vernacular mosques of Cochin are part of a rich cultural history of the Malabar coast of India.
by Omar Khan
The story of postcards during the Raj covers India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
 
 
مدونة السفير دعم فني العاب واي