Friday, December 28, 2007

Jharkhand rock paintings of India under threat




Jharkhand Rock paintings under threat.
By
Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi

10,000 year-old-rock paintings found recently in Tangar Basli block some 40 kms from the state capital Ranchi is now under threat.
Threat is from the stone quarrying due to which these paintings have been exposed to the flying stone dust and open atmosphere. Most of the paintings now have been faded.

Drawings are made on granite and granite gneiss rocks. In these paintings red ochre has been used. Dancing is the major subject of all these paintings.
For more detail contact the author.
Nitish Priyadarshi
Nitish.priyadarshi@gmail.com
Rch_nitishp@sancharnet.in
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