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Dr.ANANDA K.COOMARASWAMY

He Opened the Eyes of the West

Ananda Coomaraswamy opened the eyes of the West to India at a time when Western critics of repute talked irresponsibly' of Indian arts, making no effort at understanding. Vincent Smith, Birdwood, Mascal and Archer were critics who ridiculed and despised Indian arts. They were contemptuous of sculptures of gods and goddesses, which symbolized ancient Indian art.

This disgusted Coomaraswamy. In a series of articles on Indian art and culture he answered those irresponsible critics in such a way that they reeled under the impact. He showed up for all to see the vitality and timelessness of Indian art. He spoke of Ajantha and Ellora, the abodes of beauty, which still capture the hearts of artists and laymen alike.


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Dr. Ananda K.Coomaraswamy- He dedicated his life to the study and exposition of Indian Culture and arts
About Dr.Ananda K.Coormaraswamy
Introduction
Mother And Son
Memories- Decision
 

 

"What Are Those Pictures, Mother?"
Student
The Attraction Of India
Ethel Mary
Love
To Ceylon
The World Of Indian Art And Culture
Rathna Devi
Travel
The Challenge Of Ignorance
Writing
Boston
Bolt From The Blue
"Very Well, My Child"
Writing
The End Of Dedicated Service
You are Here! He Opened The Eyes of The West

"Look, This Is The Way-"

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