Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design
An Online Magazine Dedicated to Exploring the Language of Beauty Available at www.chitrolekha.com
The district of Bankura in West Bengal is a surprisingly fertile ground of arts and crafts with a rich cultural heritage. It boasts beautiful original architecture and sculpture, stunning traditional crafts, exquisite textile products, folk art and a number of world famous artists. But at the same time, the present condition is a very depressing and languishing one. A holistic approach to the problems is urgently required to save and revive the traditions. In the next issue, a Special Issue on the Arts and Crafts of Bankura, will explore these rich cultural traditions with a view to presenting a comprehensive critical and descriptive collection of articles, essays and reports, which is hoped will provide multidimensional perspectives to the interested persons, agencies and organizations for a better appreciation of the arts and crafts and for any action plan taken towards a revival.
Chitrolekha seeks descriptive and/or analytical writings along with surveys and interviews on the areas stated below. However, it is open to suggestions for inclusion of any topic on the theme.
Architecture of Bankura
Sculpture of Bankura
Textile (Baluchari, Jamdani and Sonamukhi silk)
Metal Crafts (Dokra Metal, Bell Metal etc)
Traditional Handicrafts (terracotta, Dashabatar Tas, conch-shell crafts, wood crafts, bamboo crafts, Patochitro etc)
Crafts by Women (Alpona, Kantha, embroidery)
Great Artists from Bankura (Jamini Roy, Ramkinkar Beij)
Word-limit: Minimum 800 words and maximum 5000 words.
Images: copyright free images are essential. Minimum three images (800 pixels minimum on the largest side) required.
Contact: Sreecheta Mukherjee (Editor), email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2011