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Pathfinders
A Journey through India’s Art and Culture

First Edition
Six Volume Set
Edited by:

May 2015 | 848 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Pathfinders is an invaluable collection that traces the evolution of different art forms in India. Featuring in-depth and visually rich narratives on both the history and the history makers of Indian art forms since 1950, the set contains six dedicated volumes on Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Literature, Theatre and Cinema. Each volume contains an ‘introductory piece’ describing the evolution of the particular art form, and an ‘end piece’ which discusses its contemporary relevance. There are exclusive interviews with legends from their fields interspersed with biographies of exponents of a particular art form. The narrative is rich with facts and interesting anecdotes, while a rare collection of photographs add grandiose to the entire set.

The volumes in the set include:

  • Volume I: Music
  • Volume II: Visual Arts
  • Volume III: Dance
  • Volume IV: Literature
  • Volume V: Theatre
  • Volume VI: Cinema

 
Volume I: Music
Shashi Vyas
Note
Devina Dutt and Mukta Rajadhyaksha
Note from the Editors
Zakir Hussain
Foreword
Aroon Tikekar
Introduction
Aneesh Pradhan
Music from North India: The Dynamics of Changing Traditions and Trends
Chitravina N. Ravikiran
Carnatic Music from 1950–2010: Modern Interpretations of An Ancient Art
 
Kumar Gandharva in Conversation with Ashok Vajpeyi
 
Pandit Ravi Shankar in Conversation with Satish Vyas
 
Profiles
 
Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar
 
Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan
 
Pandit Jagannathbua Purohit
 
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer
 
G.N. Balasubramaniam
 
Pannalal Ghosh
 
Tanjavur Brinda
 
Palaghat T.S. Mani Iyer
 
Ustad Amir Khan
 
Bismillah Khan
 
M.S. Subbulakshmi
 
Ustad Allarakha
 
D.K. Pattammal
 
C.R. Vyas
 
Ali Akbar Khan
 
Bhimsen Joshi
 
T. R. Mahalingam
 
Tanjore Viswanathan
 
Ustad Vilayat Khan
 
Pandit Jasraj
 
Kishori Amonkar
 
Jitendra Abhisheki
 
Shivkumar Sharma
 
Hariprasad Chaurasia
 
Amjad Ali Khan
 
Zakir Hussain
Hrishikesh Dixit
Hindi Film Music: A Post-Republic Retrospective
 
Glossary
 
Volume II: Visual Arts
Ranjit Hoskote
The Artist’s Journey: A Story of Six Decades
 
Sudhir Patwardhan in Conversation with Ranjit Hoskote
 
Navjot Altaf in Conversation with Nancy Adajania
 
Profiles
 
Benode Behari Mukherjee
 
Ramkinkar Baij
 
K.C.S. Paniker
 
K.K. Hebbar
 
Chittaprosad Bhattacharya
 
M.F. Husain
 
K.G. Subramanyan
 
V.S. Gaitonde
 
F.N. Souza
 
Tyeb Mehta
 
J. Swaminathan
 
Akbar Padamsee
 
Bhupen Khakhar
 
Nasreen Mohamedi
 
Gulam Mohammed Sheikh
 
Vivan Sundaram
 
Nalini Malani
 
Anita Dube
 
Bose Krishnamachari
 
Atul Dodiya
 
Subodh Gupta
Ranjit Hoskote
The Third Field of Indian Art
 
Volume III: Dance
Devina Dutt and Prakriti Kashyap
A Rich and Fragmented Heritage
 
Birju Maharaj in Conversation with Anjana Rajan
 
Padma Subrahmanyam in Conversation with Gowri Ramnarayan
 
Profiles
 
Uday Shankar
 
Guru Paimkulam Rama Chakyar
 
Pandit Shambhu Maharaj
 
Rukmini Devi Arundale
 
T. Balasaraswati
 
Mrinalini Sarabhai
 
Guru Bipin Singh and The Jhaveri Sisters
 
Kelucharan Mohapatra
 
Chandralekha
 
Vempati Chinna Satyam
 
Kumudini Lakhia
 
Kumari Kamala
 
Kalamandalam Gopi
 
Yamini Krishnamurti
 
Sathyabhama and Bharati Shivaji
 
Sanjukta Panigrahi
 
Sonal Mansingh
 
Astad Deboo
 
Pandit Durga Lal
 
Sucheta Bhide Chapekar
Prakriti Kashyap
Forgotten Rhythms
 
Glossary
 
Volume IV: Literature
K. Satchidanandan
Negotiating Heterogeneity: Indian Literature after Independence
 
Krishna Baldev Vaid in conversation with Nirupama Dutt
 
Dr U. R. Ananthamurthy in conversation with Gowri Ramnarayan
 
Profiles
 
Firaq Gorakhpuri
 
Tarashankar Bandopadhyay
 
Jibanananda Das
 
Dr K. Shivarama Karanth
 
Vaikkom Mohammad Basheer
 
B.S. Mardhekar
 
Ashapurna Devi
 
Agyeya
 
Umashankar Joshi
 
Ismat Chughtai
 
Saadat Hasan Manto
 
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
 
Sachi Routray
 
Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh
 
Gopalakrishna Adiga
 
Suresh Joshi
 
Vinda Karandikar
 
Harbhajan Singh
 
Phanishwarnath Renu
 
Krishna Sobti
 
Mahasweta Devi
 
Qurratulain Hyder
 
Nirmal Verma
 
O.V. Vijayan
 
K. Ayyappa Panikar
 
Jayakanthan
 
Sujatha (S. Rangarajan)
Nina Martyris
Holding a Mirror to Shifting Equations
 
Volume V: Theatre
Shanta Gokhale
The Collective Theatres of India: A Celebration of Style and Content
 
Vijaya Mehta in Conversation with Mukta Rajadhyaksha
 
Girish Karnad in Conversation with Gowri Ramnarayan
 
Profiles
 
Sombhu Mitra
 
P.L. Deshpande
 
Habib Tanvir
 
Ebrahim Alkazi
 
Badal Sircar
 
Mohan Rakesh
 
Vijay Tendulkar
 
Kavalam Narayana Pannikar
 
Utpal Dutt
 
B.V. Karanth
 
K.V. Subbanna
 
Satyadev Dubey
 
Mahesh Elkunchwar
 
Heisnam Kanhailal
 
Jabbar Patel
 
Amol Palekar
 
Usha Ganguli
 
Ratan Thiyam
 
Satish Alekar
 
Neelam Mansingh Chowdhury
 
B. Jayashree
 
Naseeruddin Shah
Mukta Rajadhyaksha
Marathi Theatre: A Confluence of Genres
 
Volume VI: Cinema
Maithili Rao
A Kaleidoscope of Forms
 
Shyam Benegal in Conversation with Mukta Rajadhyaksha and Devina Dutt
 
Aparna Sen in Conversation with Devina Dutt and Dr Shoma A. Chatterjee
 
Profiles
 
V. Shantaram
 
Mehboob Khan
 
Guru Dutt
 
Bimal Roy
 
Satyajit Ray
 
Hrishikesh Mukherjee
 
Mrinal Sen
 
Tapan Sinha
 
K. Balachander
 
Raj Kapoor
 
Ritwik Ghatak
 
Vijay Anand
 
G. Aravindan
 
Gulzar
 
Sai Paranjpye
 
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
 
Girish Kasaravalli
 
Mani Ratnam
 
Saeed Mirza
 
Mira Nair
 
Rituparno Ghosh
Deepa Gahlot
The Magic of the Movies: The Hindi Film Industry
Key features

Pathfinders is an invaluable collection that traces the evolution of different art forms in India. Featuring in-depth and visually rich narratives on both the history and the history makers of Indian art forms since 1950, the set contains six dedicated volumes on Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Literature, Theatre and Cinema. Each volume contains an ‘introductory piece’ describing the evolution of the particular art form, and an ‘end piece’ which discusses its contemporary relevance. There are exclusive interviews with legends from their fields interspersed with biographies of exponents of a particular art form. The narrative is rich with facts and interesting anecdotes, while a rare collection of photographs add grandiose to the entire set.

The volumes in the set include:

· Volume I: Music
· Volume II: Visual Arts
· Volume III: Dance
· Volume IV: Literature
· Volume V: Theatre
· Volume VI: Cinema

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ISBN: 9788132118947
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