• Join Our Mailing List ∇
  • |
  • Sign In
  • |
  • Sign Up
  • |
  • Help
Shopping Bag ( 0 item )

Alice Boner Diaries: India 1934-1967

Price : $34.75
ISBN # : 9788120811218
Author : Alice Boner & Georgette Boner
pages: 300
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
Published : 1993

Apart from an insight into Alice Boner's keen observation of Indian temple-architecture and art the present selection of her diary entries also depict the struggles of Alice Boner, the artist. In her work she strove to represent the spirit of India which her intensive experiences of over 40 years in the country revealed to her. Her experiences also included contact with personalities of the calibre of Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Laxman Joo, Sarojini Naidu, Ustad Alauddin Khan, and her admiration of Mahatma Gandhi. As a remarkable diarist Alice Boner puts her thoughts to pen in an elegant, eminently readable style. The reader feels with her the thrill and awe at the ancient monumental sights all over India, reads about her vision of the principles of sacred art, and shares with her the inner conflict of one torn between the two worlds of Europe and India. Over and over again this unique woman, with roots in the European culture, expresses her deep attachment to India. Most of the diary entries are in German and English and these have been retained for the sake of the originality of her fine expression, interspersed with a selection of sketches from her vast repertoire. In addition, the German portions have been translated here for the benefit of English readers.



Author Bio:
ALICE BONER was one of the outstanding scholars and interpreters of Indian sculpture and temple architecture. She was awarded the 'Padmabhushan' by the President of India in 1974 and an honorary Doctorate by the University of Zurich. The Kala Bhawan of the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi has a permanent exhibition 'Alice Boner: Artist and Scholar'

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 21 July, 2010.
Reviews


You may also like these Books

Author:Gopinath, Captain G.R.
price:$22.75
Author:Susan D'Agostino
price:$14.75
Author:Susunaga Weeraperuma
price:$7.75
Author:Spider Books
price:$4.75
Author:Narendra Luther
price:$14.75
Author:Kunal Verma and Rajiv Williams
price:$39.75
Author:Sisir K. Bose and Sugata Bose(Eds.)
price:$32.50
Author:Varavara Rao with Foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
price:$23.50

Facebook Likes

Deal of the Day

Guide to Indian Markets (Thoroughly Revised & Updated - Second Edition)
Author: MRUC & Hansa Research
Price: $449.75 $359.75
History of Indian Nation (set of 4 volumes)
Author: Muzzaffar H. Syed, Anil Kumar & B.D. Usmani
Price: $339.75 $271.75
Rabindra Chitravali: Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore (4 volume box set)
Author: Rabindra Chitravali
Price: $649.75 $519.75
Christian Themes in Indian Art from Mughal Times to the Present
Author: A. Amaldass and G. Lowner
Price: $139.75 $105.00
Ancient Indian Tradition and Mythology (72 vols)
Author: G.P. Bhatt & J.L. Shastri
Price: $1,799.00 $1,439.00
Sacred Books of the East (50 Volumes)
Author: F. Max-Muller
Price: $899.00 $719.00
Gandhi and Ambedkar: Saviours of Untouchables of
Author: Sheshrao Chavan
Price: $28.00 $22.00
Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier
Author: Imtiaz Gul
Price: $26.95 $14.75
Handcrafted Indian Textiles: Tradition And Beyond
Author: Martand Singh, Rta Kapur Chishti and Rahul Jain
Price: $89.75 $80.00
City of Joy
Author: Dominique Lapierre
Price: $15.00 $10.00
Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita: An Exposition 2 Vols
Author: Chhaganlal G Kaji
Price: $29.75 $34.75
Ananya: A Portrait of India
Author: SN Nirmal & K Mattoo Sridhar
Price: $90.00 $59.75
Universality of the Sikh Religion
Author: Dr. Jaspal Singh Mayell
Price: $31.50 $24.75
Keep Up with Us.

South Asia Books, located at Columbia, Missouri - mid-way between St Louis and Kansas City, USA, has since its start in 1969 evolved from a supplier of rare volumes from India and Pakistan to the major supplier for India related monographs for bookstores, wholesalers, libraries, and individuals.
South Asia Books is known to be the best collection of books on South Asia available outside of the region itself! Its stock includes thousands of titles available for sale, plus thousands of other used and single title books, including a large selection of art history and language related texts.
South Asia Books adds approximately 1,000 new titles annually, representing most of the major Indian publishers, including Motilal, DK, Manohar, Abhinav, Vikas, Eastern Book Linkers, Rawat, and Satguru. Orders can be done from throughout the World.