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In the Shadow of the Devi-Kumaon" An illustrated talk by Dr. Manju Kak on her new book, In the Shadow of the Devi: Kumaon. Of a land, people and craft (New Delhi, Niyogi Books 2017) on 15th May' 17 at 6:30 pm.

The book details the legacy of a land, a people and a craft deeply entwined with its environment. Manju Kak looks at this enigmatic land of Kumaon through the prism of woodcraft, unique in its aesthetic in this part of India, documenting the styles, influences and techniques used by the craftsmen of Uttarakhand, as well as Kumaoni artisans’ world view and beliefs.

Venue : Seminar Rooms - 2 & 3, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.

Entry is free.

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