Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
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| Kamats' Contribution to Arts of Karnataka|
When Bappa was alive, I felt that he should write a book on the Arts of
Karnataka, due to his passion for the subject, and his mastery of the field.
"Vikas, a book of that nature has a high cost of reproduction, and who's
going to lobby the Governmental agencies for it ?", he'd remarked, and the project was never considered.
Today, I have been asked to write an article on Kamats' contribution to the arts and culture of Karnataka. I've accepted the assignment, because
I feel that although not blessed by the state controlled art academies,
my parents have done pioneering work towards the arts and artists of Karnataka.
I am going to write about how Bappa is the only researcher to have studied and
documented the unique form of Kavi Art (every other story on Kavi Art that I
have seen is stolen from his book or website; that is the truth), and how my
mother took so much trouble identifying and cataloging the various performing
Where else but on Kamat.com will you find such treasures as Paintings
of Mysore Traditional School, collected from wandering house to house
in the traditional town of Nanjanagudu? or the treasures
of Mysore Maharaja which since Kamat photographed them, have been stolen and
smuggled out of India by the same people who were supposed to protect them? or
the painted leather
puppets and their puppeteers who are so much sought after in the museums all
over the world after they appeared on our website?
I think I have plenty of material, but if you have a tip or a suggestion, please
write to me at . I'd appreciate it; I have never written for an Art
- Links to Arts of Karnataka: Yakshagana, Folk Artists, Mysore Paintings, Dakhani Art, Hoysala Art, Chalukan Art, Ganjeefa Art, Bidari Art, Gudigars, Sandalwood Crafts, Silk Crafts, Kasuti, Patched-Quilts, Puppetry, Jain Art Wow!
- The Arts of India -- a much bigger section profiling art forms from all over the Indian sub-continent.
- Topics on the State of Karnataka
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Thursday, April 3, 2003|
Last Modified: 4/3/2003
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