Book ‘Mandane: Malwa ki ek lokkatha’ released

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Dec 2017 11:38:24


Staff Reporter,

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) collected the cultural diversity, which spread all over India. Sangrahalaya also documented the oral tradition, which is lying unpublished.  In this context, Sangrahalaya released a book titled ‘Mandane : Malwa ki ek lokkatha’ written by Anita Saxena who is well-known folk artist.

On this occasion, the chief guest of this programme Dr Sachchidananda Joshi (Member Secretary, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi) said “In the present situation in India, cities lost their identity and village lost their dignity; at that the publication and this book forced to think on our roots and about the measures how we preserve the rural culture.”The programme was conducted by Sudhir Shrivastava. He said “The book will be established as a milestone in the field of folk art of Malwa.”

The Director, IGRMS, Prof Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri said, “The museum is not a magic house, but this is place where you feel the all aspect of culture. He also stressed upon that museum not merely a place of objects of display, but it connects the people of every class of society.”

The writer of the book Anita Saxena explained their journey for writing this book, She said “It a combined efforts of all the rural women of Malwa region and her family members as well.” She thanked IGRMS for publication of this book. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Ashok Sharma (PRO, IGRMS). The large number of writers, folk experts were present on this occasion.