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Book on the history of Nakshikatha published

Published : Thursday, 8 November, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 242
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A new book on the history of the heritage-rich Nakshikatha has been launched. Researcher Malekha Khan has taken care to document the skills and crafts of peaceful village girls of Bangladesh in the book. It was unveiled at on November 4 at Bishwa Sahitya Kendra in the capital. The book is titled 'Nakshikatha: Bangladesh-Er Nandita Shilper Smarak.' Maleka Khan has published the book as part of a research project conducted by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. Publisher of the book is fortnightly publication Ananya.
At the book launching ceremony National Professor Anisuzzaman, National Museum Director General Md. Abdul Manna Ilias and more were present. Folk artiste Farida Parvin performed at the event after the discussion session.
The picturesque book contains diverse experiences regarding Nakshikatha of artists in different fields. Shilpacharya Zaynul Abedin is the foremost among the range of artists whose reflections regarding Nakshikatha have been incorporated. A number of ladies working in remote areas have also been featured. A total of forty diverse topics that are interrelated with Nakshikatha have been included in the book. The 280-page book printed on art-paper is prized at one thousand and fifty taka.
National Professor Anisuzzaman said that Nakshikatha is a genre of art which somehow is surviving in impoverished regions. This new book will put impetus on the efforts to preserve the art form. Md Abdul Mannan Ilias said that the book would take us into the depths of the art of Nakshikatha.

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