Inaugural Issue, 2011


From Editor’s Corner (PDF)  

Traditional Art

Gomira Dance Mask (PDF)

Tulip Sinha


Brihadeeswara Temple: “Dakshina Meru” (PDF)

Sudha Jagannath

Cover Story

The Mystery of Indian Floor Paintings (PDF)

Swarup Dutta

Home Fashion

Living Walls, Living Green (PDF)

Sourish Bhattacharya

Human Fashion

Baluchari Sarees of Bishnupur (PDF)

Gautam Patel

Festive Decoration

Saraswati Puja (PDF)

Debasmita Goswami

Artist’s Space

Mixed Media Installations (PDF)

Sarawut Chutiwongpeti

Designer’s Zone

Tulip Sinha (PDF)

Special Article

Unapologetically Improper and Unkempt: Elvis’s Style of Sex Appeal in 1954 and 1955 (PDF)

Matt Shedd


A Fair-y Tale (PDF)

Subhasis Maity


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The Chitrolekha Journal on Art and Design (E-ISSN 2456-978X) is a scholarly platform for discussions on the evolution and intercategorial development of art and design. The journal explores arts both as a mode of signaling as well as being in an ontological sense. The mystery of the first arts of our ancestors intrigues us today, from a scientific as much as an aesthetic perspective. Similarly the future of arts leads us to think of things quite unknown to us. The scope of the journal therefore, is open-ended so as to be able to incorporate and address emerging areas in human arts and sciences.