Narangida

Ms. P. Narangoda

Address-Office              Visual and Performing Arts Unit, Dept. of Fine Arts, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, SRI LANKA
Address-Residence       65/1,Rukmale, Pannipitiya.
Phone                          (Office)  +94-11-2903772/2903774; (Home) +94-11- 2898968; (Mobile) +94-773 628536
E--mail                           < prashanthi_narangoda@yahoo.com>

 

Current Position
            Senior Lecturer , Visual Arts & Design and Performing Arts Unit
            Dept. of Fine Arts, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (since 1986)
           

Positions in Administration
            Head (2007-2008), Web Master, Visual Arts and Performing Arts Unit
            Sub Warden, Bandaranayake Girls’Hostel,
            Student Counselor,
            Personal Tutor
           

Courses Taught (at undergraduate-level, University of Kelaniya)
   History of Art in India :
   Folk Dances of India
   Folk Drama of India
   History of Art in Sri Lanka  

                                                                                 

Education

M.Sc. Post Graduate institute of Archaeology, Sri Lanka (2000). 
Thesis:  The iconographical Attributes of Mahayana Bodhsattva sculptures of Sri Lanka from 3rd- 19th Century A.D. (unpublished).

P G Diploma in Architectural Conservation of Monuments and Sites, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (1995). 

P G Diploma in Archaeology, Post Graduate institute of Archaeology, Sri Lanka (1994). 

           
B.A.(Hons) in Fine Arts, University of Kelaniya,  Sri Lanka (1992)

 

Research and Publications
2006    Identification of Iconographical Attributes of Bodhisattva Sculptures fornd from Padidora, Mawanella. (to be presented at the annual Research symposium, University of Kleaniya, 2007)
2005    Identification of Bodhisattva Sculptures found from Polonnaruwa(Exacavated and displayed at Polonnaruwa Regional Archaeological museum) Nissanka,Journal of the Regional Archaeological department , Polonnaruwa.

2004    Characters of Bodhisattva sculptures of North Western Provinca, Heritage of Rajarata, Ed; Prof. Chandra Wikramagamge, ISBN 955- 575-094-9, Rajarata Development Bank

2001    Sri Lnakave Rookada Natya Kalava,Journal of the faculty of Humanities, 2000/2001, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya.

1997    Ape Perani Pujakarma Saha Bauddhagamika Devivaru( Traditional Sri Lankan  Rituals and Gods of Buddhism), Navayugaya,  Lake House Investments Ltd, ISSN 1391-3034

1996    Architectural Innovation of Galga ,The Old Shrine erected for God Upulwan, Sambhasha, Volume 07, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Battaramulla.

 

Research in Progress

Origin and Development of Iconographical Attributes of Buddhist Deities in Sri Lanka during 18th Century A.D. (Ph.D. research study )

 

Conferences participated
2006     Iconographical Attributes of Bodhisattva sculptures in British Museum, Sri Lanka  Collection, 13th Annual Conference on Buddhist Studies, Wolfson College of Art, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Guest Lectures
2006    The Influence of Mahayana Buddhism on Sri Lankan Art and Architecture,  Special lecture for M.A.students at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom.

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