Rock art is one of the richest cultural resources in the world, which depicts the earliest expressions of humankind. The proximity of this art and its affinity with the art of many living communities of the world today makes it all the more significant and valuable. Rock art images can be treated as a source of cultural communication between the past, present and future.
The present volume gives an overall status of rock art in the different continents of the world. It is based on special lecture series organized by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) as a part of the International Conference on Rock Art 2012. These special lectures are delivered by internationally renowned scholars in the field.
It is clear from the vast spectrum covered by this volume that although there has been a history of research on rock art, it is still exploring various avenues of growth. This volume provides an in-depth information and analysis of subjects/themes which are important while keeping in view the future development of the conceptual academic programmes designed to encapsulate primeval vision or Adi Drishya of human beings. In magnitude, vividness and richness, this is an outstanding volume. It aims to enhance and promote rock art research, especially in those countries where is is a young discipline.