By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Oct. 17:There are many artists who work in Nepali traditional Paubha art style. Debates and discussions on this art form have been taking place from time to time.
However, there has not been enough research and study on this art form.
Although some foreign writers have published a small amount of information about this form of art, there have been only a few publications about Paubha from Nepali writers.
In this context, Ujay Bajracharya, a master craftsman of Paubha art, has written a book 'Paubha Where the Divinities Reside'. The book was launched on Saturday at Akseshwar Mahavihar during a ceremony by Chancellor of Lalitkala Pragya Pratishthan KK Karmacharya. Lalitpur Metropolitan Deputy Mayor Manjali Shakya Bajracharya were also present at the event.
Chancellor Karmacharya has said that no matter how much he researches on the art of a specific style in Nepali art, new things keep on coming out.
Karmacharya also said that it was good that these days artists themselves were researching and publishing books on Paubha art. Deputy Mayor Bajracharya said that since Paubha art needs to be promoted, as it is not only of Newars but also an identity of the country.
She insisted that the metropolis would continue to make every effort to preserve the Newar and Nepali arts.
Speaking at the programme artist Ujay Bajracharya shed light on the subject of book writing and said that even though only foreigners have written something about Nepali art, he started writing books after realising lack of books by Nepali writers and artists.
He said that he was happy that this book would help teach the next generation about Paubha art.
The book written in English is priced at Rs. 4000.