The Kalpavriksha-the Felicitation Volume of Dr. R.D. Choudhury, Former Director General of National Museum and Vice-Chancellor of National Museum Institute, New Delhi brings the reserarch papers of scholars who have intensively worked on different aspects of Indian Art. Besides Reminiscences from friends and well-wishers of Dr. R.D.Choudhury, the volume contains 36 Research Articles including those of foreign scholars like Prof. Peter Flugel (SOAS, London), Prof. Darielle Mason (Philadelphia), which deal with almost all the key areas of Indian Art History in holistic and analytical perspective. Indian symbols and motifs, sculptures and iconography, architecture, painting, archaeology, textile, museum and museology are the main subjects discussed in the volume.
Prof. Maruti Nandan Pd. Tiwari (born on 30 Jan. 1949) has headed the Department of History of Art, Banaras Hindu University for three terms and after retirement he was appointed as Professor Emeritus in the same department. His publications deal extensively with different aspects of Indian art and iconography, specially Jaina art. His books include-Jaina Pratimavijnan (Hindi), Elements of Jaina Iconography, Ambika in Jaina Art and Literature, Khajuraho Ka Jaina Puratattva (Hindi), Jaina Kala Tirtha: Deogarh (Hindi, joint), Madhya Kalina Bharatiya Murtikala (Hindi), Madhya Kalina Bharatiya Pratimalakshana (Hindi), Jaina Art and Aesthetics (joint), Jaina Art and Architecture (1st Volume of Encyclopaedia) and Kashi Ki Prachin Devamurtiyan. His academic pursuits and publications have brought several honours and awards to him. He was invited by the President of India to Rashtrapati Bhavan twice- by Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma and Dr. K.R.Narayanan.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
Art & Culture (777)
Emperor & Queen (486)
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