Rich tributes were paid to the Russian painter Nicholas Roerich at a launch of and discussion on Niyogi Books’ new publication Nicholas Roerich: A Quest & A Legacy, edited by renowned short story writer, Manju Kak at New Delhi.
Organised jointly by the IIC and Niyogi Books, the function was attended by Dr Karan Singh, former union minister and president, ICCR as the chief guest and his excellency Alexander M Kadakin, ambassador of the Russian Federation to India as the guest of honour.
Nicholas Roerich: A Quest & a Legacy is a collection of 21 scholarly articles on the master painter who continues to arouse the interest of extensive scholarship and effectively presents Roerich’s life and multifaceted personality. Through these writings, one hopes to come to a holistic understanding of the man and his times. According to Dr Karan Singh the massive corpus of Roerich’s work presents a unique dimension of spiritual striving and realization, which will remain a source of inspiration for many years to come. It was time now that we should rediscover the genius of Nicholas Roerich and revisit the saga of his amazing life.
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