The Power, The Passion and the Paradox
The Ganesha myth is one of the most popular in the world of Indian art. While almost all Indian artists paint or sculpts the figure of the Ganapati, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay makes the figure of the elephant God a personal obsession. For decades Ramananda has been painting Ganesha and has held several exhibitions on the subject. Ramananda has a very unique and personal vision of Durga's eldest son. This book traces the origins of this vision and how he has made it the focal point of his philosophy. This book documents through paintings and the written word Ramananda's great and mysterious journey in search of the meaning and miracle of this Indian God. Gallery Sanskriti, where Ramananda has held several exhibitions on this subject, feels proud to be able to at last document this creative exuberance for art lovers and Ganesh enthusiasts.