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The book presents an account as well as an informed interpretation of the paintings done by local artists on cycle- and auto-rickshaws of urban Bangladesh, with a socio-cultural background of its artistic traditions. It is a visual feast, containing a selection of colour photographic images of heavily painted rickshaws, artists and the art panels.
About the Author
Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt is a Human Geographer with interest in community livelihoods. She is a prolific writer on academic and non-academic subjects in both English and Bengali. David Williams is an internationally known air quality scientist. He is an avid photographer and an art connoisseur.
Table of Contents
The road to rickshaws
Approaching rickshaw art
Bangladesh and its rickshaws
The rickshaws of Dhaka (and elsewhere)
The making of a cycle rickshaws
Artists at home
Tracing rickshaws art
Appreciating the vehicles of expression
Whose art is it anyway?
Themes in rickshaws art
Where do the rickshaw artists go?
Words and Dhakai pun
Regional variation in rickshaw art
Assessing rickshaw art
Bibliography and References