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Gods and Masks: of the Kathmandu Valley e-book

Author:

Vergati,Anne Vergati

Language:

English

Category:

Spirituality

Subcategory:

New Age & Spirituality

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1458 kb

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Rating:

4.4

Publisher:

DK Print World; 1 edition (February 2000)

Pages:

155

ISBN:

8124601216

Gods and Masks: of the Kathmandu Valley e-book

by Vergati,Anne Vergati


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List Price : US$ 5. 5 Our Price : US$ 4. 0. You Save 20% + FREE DELIVERY WORLDWIDE. ISBN-10 : 81-246-0121-6, 8124601216. ISBN-13 : 978-81-246-0121-1, 9788124601211. Place of Publication : Delhi. Year of Publication : 2000.

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Newars who live in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal are well known for their urban civilisation as well as for the social orgainisation of their territory, which they have conserved for centuries

Newars who live in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal are well known for their urban civilisation as well as for the social orgainisation of their territory, which they have conserved for centuries.

The Kathmandu Valley (Nepali: काठमाडौं उपत्यका, Nepal Bhasa: स्वनिगः, नेपाः गाः), historically known as Nepal Valley or Nepa Valley, lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of the Indian subcontinent and the broader Asian continent, and has . .

The Kathmandu Valley (Nepali: काठमाडौं उपत्यका, Nepal Bhasa: स्वनिगः, नेपाः गाः), historically known as Nepal Valley or Nepa Valley, lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of the Indian subcontinent and the broader Asian continent, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists. There are seven World Heritage Sites within the valley.

Men and masks in Kathmandu Valley/Anne Vergati. 20. Mask as an ancient structural motif in Indian art/M. 17. Dan forest spirits: masks in Dan villages/Eberhard Fischer. 18. The masks of the Winternight/Inger Zielfelt. 19. Men and masks in Kathmandu Valley/Anne Vergati.

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The presence of masks as both ritual and art objects is attested among the traditions of mankind's oldest civilisations. Cutting across cultural and geographical barriers, they have exhibited a remarkable range and diversity of meanings throughout history. The present study focuses on the masks worn in the Kathmandu Valley by the main ethnic group, the Newars. A specific aspect of the Newars is that, despite the political dominance of Hinduism, Buddhism is still alive. The masks represent gods, goddesses and demons, but never the dead or the ancestors. The author argues that the reason for the absence of figurations of the dead or ancestors is to be explained by the funerary rituals. There are no memorial monuments or other objects which perpetuate the memory of the deceased: It is through rituals performed after their death that the memory is preserved. The distinction is made between statue-masks and the masks worn during ritual dances. The author focuses on the contexts in which the masks are worn by professional dancers and draws attention to the legends which explain the origin of the dances and their ritual role. Detailed descriptions are given of the dances performed during different festivals in the localities of the Kathmandu Valley. The masks then worn are destroyed and re-made ritually each year by painters. Anne Vergati explains the relation between the dancer as a social person with a social identity and the mask which represents a god or a goddess. The mask is not supposed to hide the face of the dancer but to transform his identity in such a way as to make of him a deity. Supported by numerous illustrations in colour, the book will appeal to historians and connoisseurs of art as well as to scholars of the cultures of the Himalayan regions.

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