SBAS NO. 4. Chandraketugarh: A Treasure-House of Bengal Terracottas


SBAS NO. 4. Chandraketugarh: A Treasure-House of Bengal Terracottas, Enamul Haque, 2001; Size: 11" x 9" pp 416 (art paper); illus. 278 B/W and 400 in Colour; Map; Bibliography; Index; ISBN 984-814-002-6; Tk. 2500/US $ 50

This is a compendium on Chandraketugarh, the renowned archaeological site in West Bengal, India. For the first time, the general readers will have access to a very important source of fascinating art of ancient Bengal presented in a readable and comprehensible manner. Similarly, the painstakingly compiled materials will provide the researchers with the background to examine the various aspects of Chandraketugarh. This carefully documented and profusely illustrated volume deals with nearly a thousand Chandraketugarh plaques and figurines belonging to museums and private collections from so many countries of the world. It is now possible to rectify, confirm or repudiate many previous wrong, weak or inconclusive identifications or interpretations.