Rock art is one of the richest cultural resources in
the world, which depicts the earliest expressions of humankind. The
proximity of this art ant its affinity with the art of many living
communities of the world today makes it all the more significant and
valuable. Rock art images can be treated as a source of cultural
communication between the past, present and the future.
present volume gives an overall status of rock art in the different
continents of the world. It is based on special lecture series
organised by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) as
a part of the International Conference on Rock Art 2012. These special
lectures are delivered by internationally renowned scholars in the
clear from the vast spectrum covered by this volume that although
there has been a history of research on rock art, it is still
exploring various avenues of growth. This volume provides an in-depth
information and analysis of subjects/themes of five continents i.e.
Africa, America, Australia, Asia and Europe with rock art
concentration, which are important while keeping in view the future
development of the conceptual academic programmes designed to
encapsulate primeval vision or Adi Drishya of human beings. In
magnitude, vividness and richness, this is an outstanding volume. It
aims to enhance and promote rock art research, especially in those
countries where it is a young discipline.