Advertisement

Prehistoric Art and Living Traditions: A Study of Selected Rock Art Sites in Odisha

  • Dibishada B. Garnayak
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter makes a list of few rock art sites found in Odisha, and thus explores the creative genius of the early human. In itself the arts are significant in that they express knowledge, beliefs and practices of our early ancestors. But the significance of the chapter lies in the fact that it has made an attempt to explore the perception of local people, tribal and non-tribal, about these rock arts and to study the influence of rock art sites on their contemporary life including their concepts of beliefs and practices. In doing so, the chapter examines change and continuity of art forms and associated beliefs from prehistoric times. It is a methodological innovation in the study of tribal culture as a process of acculturation and assimilation with reference to the past.

Keywords

Prehistoric art Rock art site Living memory Beliefs and practices Deities and spirits Epic hero 

References

  1. Behera, P.K. 1992. Prehistoric Rock Art Paintings to Fertility Cult and Other Subjects of Orissa. Pragdhara 2: 7–17.Google Scholar
  2. Chakravarti, N.P.1936. The Vikramkhol Rock Inscription. Annual Report of Archaeological Survey of India, 193034 I: 229.Google Scholar
  3. Elwin, V. 1951. The Tribal Art of Middle India-A Personal Record. Bombay: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  4. Garnayak, D.B. 2008a. Prehistoric Art in Odisha. Unpublished Ph.D thesis. Sambalpur: Samalpur University, Odisha.Google Scholar
  5. ———. 2008b. New Rock Art Sites Discovered in Cuttack District, Odisha. Purakala 18: 88–90.Google Scholar
  6. Jayaswal, K.P. 1933. The Vikramkhol Inscription, Sambalpur District. The Indian Antiquary LXII: 58–60.Google Scholar
  7. Mahapatra, S. 1991. Tribal Wall Paintings of Orissa. Bhubaneswar: Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi.Google Scholar
  8. Neumayer, E. 1993. Lines on Stone. The Prehistoric Rock Art of India. New Delhi: Manohar.Google Scholar
  9. Pradhan, S. 2001. Rock Art in Odisha. New Delhi: Aryan Book International.Google Scholar
  10. Singh Deo, J.P. 1976. Prehistoric Cave Painting of Jogimath Donger. The Odisha Historical Research Journal XXII (2): 21–22.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dibishada B. Garnayak
    • 1
  1. 1.Archaeological Survey of IndiaBhubaneswarIndia

Personalised recommendations