CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. The Evolution of Cults and their Iconographic Significance. 3. The Market of Artworks. 4. The Map of Bengal Art. 5. The Decline of Art.
Art and Life: Bengal Art Through Ages presents a chronological picture of development of Bengal art, various stages of its evolution and its decline in the medieval period. Never ever the successive phases of its development have been studied so comprehensively. The evolution of various cults in particular and its impact on art discussed in the present work is in fact one of its unique features. No less remarkable is another chapter on the market of ancient artworks which is rightfully claimed as a ground breaking work in the field of Indian art history. The geography of Bengal art, yet another absorbing chapter forming part of this volume also deserve full attention of the scholars of art history.