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Alpana or alpona refers to colourful motifs, sacred art or painting done on a horizontal surface on auspicious occasions in Bengal like Puja, wedding or community events . The art typically has some religious significance. This type of art is found on the Indian subcontinent. The word Alpana is derived from the Sanskrit alimpana, which means 'to plaster' or 'to coat with'.
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by Pradyot Kumar Maity
Alpana is a peculiar type of drawing sketched with the help of liquid rice- paste (pitiili) with the finger-tips on the ground (floor) neatly washed and cleaned. Originally, the iilpana related to a brata, depicted the object the bratini desired.
by Mamta Nainy
ln Bengal, it is called Alpana; in south ' India, it is called Kolam; in Maharashtra, it is called Rangoli; in Bihar, ìt'is called Aripana; ' Osa'in Orissa and Sathiya in Giuiarat.
Landscape, Place and Culture (2011)
Linkages between Australia and India by Paul Brown, Deb Narayan Bandyopadhyay
Alpana is a form of ritual painting, usually undertaken by women, that temporarily decorates wall or floor surfaces of the home in patterns learnt from earlier generations. 7. KDR (Keolis Downer EDI Rail – a conglomerate organisation formed ...
by Kunal Chakrabarti, Shubhra Chakrabarti
ALPANA. Alpana refers to ornamental designs made on the floor of private houses, temples, and other places of public congregation on religious and auspicious social occasions. In Bengal, these designs are usually made with liquid rice ...
A Dictionary of Tocharian B. (2013)
Revised and Greatly Enlarged. by Douglas Q. Adams
VIb /lpän-/ [A -, -, lpna//-, -, alpana]; lpnn (PK-AS-7K-a2C [CEToM]), /// - -n/t emi tatka alpana ka= wate 3 'some have become - - and they reflect only anxiety. 3' (IT-1b2C); ...
An Encyclopedia by Huping Ling, Allan W. Austin
Knippling, Alpana Sharma. New Immigrant Literatures in the United States: A Sourcebook to Our Multicultural Literary Heritage. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996. Koehn, Peter H., and xiao-huang Yin, eds. The Expanding Roles of Chinese ...
An Encyclopedia of the Hindu Lord of Many Names by Lavanya Vemsani Ph.D.
alpana or aripan (Bengal), sathaya ( Gujarat), ...
by Jonathan H. X. Lee, Kathleen M. Nadeau
—Myrtati Dyah Artaria Further Reading Knippling, Alpana Sharma.
An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change by James Ciment, John Radzilowski
Knippling, Alpana Sharma, ed. New Immigrant Literatures in the United States: A Sourcebook to Our Multicultural Literary Heritage. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996. Mendoza, Louis, and S. Shankar, eds. Crossing into America: The New ...
Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. by Yvonne Navarro
tree Alonso m battle; eager Alonza f noble Alonzo m battle; eager Alopa f faultless Aloysia f famed; fighter Aloysius m famous; warrior Alpana f beautiful Alpesh m tiny Alpha f first Alpheus m God/god; river Alphonsa f aggressive Alphonsine; ...
by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Further Reading Knippling, Alpana Sharma. New Immigrant Literatures in the United States. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. Sollors, Werner. Theories of Ethnicity: A Classical Reader. New York: New York UP, 1996. Parvinder Mehta ...
by John Powell
Knippling, Alpana Sharma. New Immigrant Literature ...
3-Volume Set by Patrick Hanks
Ajay, Alpana, Anju, Arvind, Balraj, Darshan, Deepak, Devendra, Gurmukh , Harish; Abdul, Altaf, Kamal, Nazir, Salah, Shaheda. Bawcum (100) Respelling of English Balcombe (see BALCOM). Bawden (421) English: from a late variant ...
by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Paul Willemen
Tapan Chatterjee, Robi Ghosh, Santosh Dutta, Promod Ganguly, Alpana Gupta , Robin Majumdar, Sunil Sarkar, Noni Ganguly, Ajoy Bannerjee, Kartick Chattopadhyay, Haridhan Mukherjee Continuing the adventures of Goopy Gyne Bagha ...
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- Alpana and Judy
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- Ambassador Roemer meets Guru Alpana Nayak
Ambassador Roemer met with Guru Alpana Nayak March 29 in New Delhi. Nayak, a classically trained dancer in Odissi, operates a performing arts organization for children with disabilities in conjunction with the Missionaries of Charity. Nayak teaches specially gifted children in Indian classical and folk dance forms.
Photo credit: U.S. Embassy New Delhi
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