Hamid Ansari releases Dr. Vatsyayan's book 'The Darbhanga Gita-Govinda'

New Delhi, Wed, 20 Apr 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari released the book entitled 'The Darbhanga Gita-Govinda' written by noted writer and Rajya Sabha Member Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan here on Wednesday.

 

Congratulating the author for her monographs on the Gita-Govinda, which is a pictorial journey of Gita Govinda over a period of four centuries, Ansari said that the book has brought together the poetry and the visual image in an artistic way."

 

"It constitutes an indispensable part of the performing tradition of India," he added

 

The Darbhanga Gita-Govinda is the eighth in the series of monographs by Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan on the Gita-Govinda and the miniature painting tradition of India.

 

It is a set belonging to the eighteenth century and it exemplifies both the continuity and changes, which take place over time in comprehending the text as also its visual representation.

 

A Darbhanga Gita Govinda becomes important because it comes at a rather late stage in the history of miniature paintings. (ANI)

 



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