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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:Alpana
Author(s):Das Gupta, S
Religion(s):Hinduism
Publisher Name:Ministry of Information
Place of Publication:Delhi
Date of Publication:1960
Annotation:Describing the origins, evolution and secularization of Alpana, a ritual form of art traditionally practiced by women and girls in Bengal, Das Gupta argues that the traditional form, which uses rice flour and water and is done by hand, is worth preserving. The book aims to raise awareness of traditional Alpana practice and presents a programme for the revival of the art that would synthesize old and new forms.
   
 
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