ROCK ART IN KUMAON
1995, xxii+92pp. map, notes,
refs., col. and b&w plates, index, ISBN: 81-7303-057-0: Rs 700(HB)
brings into focus facets of pre historic rock art in the Kumaon
Himalayan area, which is comparatively unknown. The materials
incorporated in this volume are quite distinctive and definitely new.
The rock paintings as noticed in this area show as usual man and
nature relationship in a simplistic representation. The most
interesting paintings found in the Kumaon region are the dancing
scenes, which are in large varieties followed by drum-beating figures,
hunters and others.
The author discusses the subject matter, the technique, the style and
the state of preservation of rock art of the region along with
artistic merit and motivation of the artist of pre-historic time in a
simple language. The illustrations incorporated are the water colour
reproductions done by the author in the field itself. This book also
gives an overview of rock art research as a whole and its present
state in India and abroad.