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All India Directory of Art, Culture & Allied Centres (An Old and Rare Book)

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Item Code: UAI259
Author: Ashok Choudhury and Biswajit Sinha
Publisher: Eastern Book Linkers
Language: English
Edition: 1995
ISBN: 8186339124
Pages: 786
Other Details 9.00 X 6.00 inch
Weight 630 gm

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About the Book
A Comprehensive Directory. the first of its kind in India that covers more than 3,700 entries and brings together, in particular, all Visual, Performing as well as Literary Art centers and also prominent Indological, Philo- logical and Allied bodies from an apex national level down to local registered private groups including Art Galleries, Study Circles, Museums, Librans, Adversities ham Faculty of Fine Arts, affiliated Art Colleges and Research bodies that Itself would determine the scope and individually of this present volume. A source book to local centers of Dance, Graphics, Mimes, Paintings, Puppetry, Theatre and of late Film and Video.

Choudhury. Ashok Kumar: Currently engaged in an Encyclopedic work. Sri Choudhury, a Research Scholar with brilliant academic record. did both his Master's Degree 8S well, the Bachelor's Degree in Library and Information Science securing First-Class-First and thereby, for the First time selected for "BANSHIDHAR ACHARYA MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL". He was a participant in 'TRISHNA' Project conducted by NISSAT for the application of Computer in multilingual milieu. His Ph. D. thesis is "The Role of special Libraries in the field of Art and Culture in India with special reference to National Academies. One among the team of scholars, associated with the joint project of Union Academics International... Brielle’s and Sahitya Akademi entitled. "A Critical Inventory of Ramayana Studies in the World." Sri Ashok Choudhury had also been a member of the Book Selection Committee for H.K.M. State Library, Department of Sports and Culture, Govt. of Orissa.

Currently. he is with the Sahitya Akademi New Delhi. Published Works:

1 Triune System of Classification/June 1994. 2. Sahitya Akademi Laurels in two volumes. (In Press) S {SHA BISW UIT: Working in Sahitya Akademi, Sri Sinha is presently occupied with a comprehensive treatise on Sahitya Akademi, Laurels (1954-1994).

Sinha Biswajit Sinha has recently translated works of 'Bharat Chandra' and "Gödel' for a documentary Film on. Lebedeff '.

Trained in Dramatic Art from Shri Ram Centre For Art and Culture and a Playwright, Sri Sinha directed several play for Living Theatre (IPTA). A well-known name in Capital’s Major Jatra Groups.

Sri Sinha also won several awards in Visual Art Sector He bagged many prizes and a silver medal in an International Painting competition and various National Contests, his writing was adjudged best in his College days.

A Post-Graduate with a First-Class Bache- lord’s degree in Library Science. He is a student of Master's degree in Library and Information Science. He obtained his Diploma in German Language from Delhi University and Max Mueller Bhawan and well versed in Computer Application. He was a participant in NISSATs multilingual Software Package (Trisha Project) of 1994.

Published Work

Kali: an anthology of Hindi plays (1993)

Triune system of Classification (1994)

In India there is a great dearth of immediate reference tool to gain access to the various organizations at national, zonal, regional and local levels, which are solely devoted to the continuity and development of our art and culture. It is indeed commendable that the two young document lists did undertake a pioneering project of exploring and then preparing a directory that includes even the much less known centers and also those. 'which are obsolete but have immense historical value? I am sure the directory will go a long way to compensate the non-availability of reference material on centers relating to art and culture. The document lists deserve our thanks and encouragement for doing more such useful works.

Perhaps, it was in 1960 that for the first time an Institutional Endeavour was made to bring out a mimeographed Directory of cultural organization in India.

Now,' after more than three decades, we have no exhaustive. reference tool to gain access to the centers that deals in particular with visual and performing arts covering a broad spectrum of art disciplines such as Dance, Graphics, Mimes, Painting, Puppetry, Theatre and of late, Film and Video.

This is undoubtedly a stupendous task and virtually impossible without· an organizational help. Still we undertook 'this huge project with full confidence and conceived the task in very. short duration without resources. This individual effort can, thus, be claimed to be the first of its kind in India that brings together all visual, performing as well as literary art centers from apex national level down to local registered private groups) including Art Galleries, Study Circles, Museums, Libraries, Universities having Faculty of Fine Arts, affiliated Art Colleges and Research bodies that itself would determine the scope and individuality -of this present volume.

Besides, we also covered some selected organizations whose extension activities fall in the domain of fine arts or in other words such institution that directly or indirectly helps in restoration and promulgation of our culture and art legacies.

Subsequently, few Anthropological and Archaeological organizations; Institutions of Architecture and Yoga; Indological and Historical Research Centers; Theosophical Societies found inclusion in the Directory. Hopefully our present effort would not only fulfill the long filet need for a source book to locate our cultural centers but would simultaneously have some historical values too. Thus we retained many anachronistic organizations.

This comprehensive Directory covering more than 3700 entries has compelled us to restrain ourselves mostly to the location of the centers and whereby possible, full addresses.

The exclusion of aims, objectives and functions of art centers has resulted in the enervation of this work. But such omissions are not intentional but due to lack of proper resources.

Here, Institutions are arranged alphabetically by their names and prefixed by entry Numbers. Wherever possible, cross reference entries have been provided in between.

A selective and broader subject and target state indices are given at the end with the entry numbers for referring back to the main part of the Directory.

We are very much at the formative stage and therefore, suggestions in this regard will be honestly acknowledged so' that we may prelaunch in near future an altogether new and more useful Directory having relevant and informative introduction of the centers with complete addresses.

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