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Living rock: Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples in the Western Deccan.

Living rock: Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples in the Western Deccan.

Brancaccio, Pia (ed.)

ISBN: 9788192110677, 8192110672

From the 2nd century BCE to the 10th century CE, rock-cut temples and monasteries appeared at various sites in the subcontinent-most notably across the western Deccan. Carved on the edge of the basaltic plateau, the cave sites were strategically placed near ancient trade routes and fertile land, showcasing architectural spaces designed for a variety of worship practices and monastic uses.

The Maharajas' Paltans: a history of the Indian states forces (1888-1948), 2 Parts

The Maharajas' Paltans: a history of the Indian states forces (1888-1948), 2 Parts

Head, Richard et al

ISBN: 9788173048883, 8173048886

At the time of India's Independence there were some 560 Princely States, of which, 58 maintained armed forces to a standard fit for use in the defence of India if needed. These States chose to join the Imperial Service Troops (IST) scheme, established in the late 1880s and which lasted until 1920; and then the Indian State Forces (ISF) scheme which took over in 1920 and continued through to 194...

Making faces: self and image creation in a Himalayan Valley

Making faces: self and image creation in a Himalayan Valley

Hingorani, Alka

ISBN: 9789383098019, 9383098015

A well written, richly illustrated ethnography which offers an original and evocative account of the production and life of ritual images in the Indian Himalayas.

Manifestations II: Indian art in the 20th century, 100 artists from the DAG collection, ed. by Roobina Karode, design by Shilpi Burman

Manifestations II: Indian art in the 20th century, 100 artists from the DAG collection, ed. by Roobina Karode, design by Shilpi Burman


ISBN: 9788190210409, 8190210408

Catalogue of an exhibition that showcases one hundred artists from the DAG (Delhi Art Gallery) collection, presenting a comprehensive overview of 20th century Indian art. The interface between the text and image has been documented in this catalogue. This group of 100 artists exemplifies many of the significant names in Indian art from pre and post independence period.

Masterpieces of Indian art

Masterpieces of Indian art

Pande, Alka

ISBN: 9788174362988, 8174362983

This book includes a significant displany of art that represents every school, genre, and trajectory through history. It guides the reader through the historical base required for appreciating these masterpieces, the canons and iconography of Indian aesthetics, and the diverse strands of the arts.

Medieval art and culture

Medieval art and culture

Kumar, Tarun

ISBN: 9789388121118, 9388121112

Minaksi-Sundaresvara: Tiruvilaiyatar Puranam' in letters, design and art

Minaksi-Sundaresvara: Tiruvilaiyatar Puranam' in letters, design and art

Rajarajan, R.K.K. et al

ISBN: 9788192698328, 8192698327

The volume brings together literary and iconographic materials associated with the divine sports (tiruvilaiyatals) of Lord Siva in Madurai. It surveys the entire corpus of published literary works on the theme and combines it with iconographic data in the form of sculptures and paintings in a wide range of temples in South India.

Monuments, objects, histories: institutions of art in colonial and postcolonial India

Monuments, objects, histories: institutions of art in colonial and postcolonial India

Guha-Thakurta, Tapati

ISBN: 9788178241012, 8178241013

The book surveys the practices of archaeology, art history, and museums in nineteenth and twentieth century India. It looks at processes by which 'lost pasts' came to be produced in India.

Naga in Indian iconography and art, from the earliest times  to c. 13th century AD

Naga in Indian iconography and art, from the earliest times to c. 13th century AD

Sharma, RK

ISBN: 9788173055157, 8173055157

Ophiolatry or serpent- worship (most commonly referred to in India as Naga cult) seems to have been one of the oldest and most widespread form of religion the world has ever known. The present book has analysed to show how the cult was associated with the different religious systemsof ancient India and how this association is reflected in the art and iconography of the respective religious syst...

Natraj: Brahamand ka divya nartan, (in Hindi), foreward by Karan Singh

Natraj: Brahamand ka divya nartan, (in Hindi), foreward by Karan Singh

Misra, Kamal Kishore (b.1970)

ISBN: 9788182901032, 8182901030

Orissa revisited, ed. by Pratapaditya Pal

Orissa revisited, ed. by Pratapaditya Pal


ISBN: 9788185026510, 8185026513

Deals with the artistic traditions of Orissa, amongst the oldest and the richest in the subcontinent.

Oxford readings in Indian art, ed. by B.N. Goswamy et al

Oxford readings in Indian art, ed. by B.N. Goswamy et al


ISBN: 9780199469420, 0199469423

This book traces the long, rich, varied tradition of reflections on Indian art. Organized into thematic sections, the contributions range from texts on iconography and aesthetics and excerpts bearing upon our understanding of patronage and artistic practices, to information on artists and early writings that have shaped our thinking on Indian art.

The place of provenance: regional styles in Tibetan painting, with a contribution by Rob Linrothe

The place of provenance: regional styles in Tibetan painting, with a contribution by Rob Linrothe

Jackson, David P

ISBN: 9780984519057, 098451905X

In this groundbreaking catalog, the authors locate paintings geographically using the method similar to that used for locating paintings in time. Then, by establishing the key people involved, in the painting lived and died, and with which monasteries and traditions they were most closely linked, they draw conclusions about the painting's provenance and style, providing a bed rock of scholarshi...

Popular Indian art: Raja Ravi Varma and the printed gods of India

Popular Indian art: Raja Ravi Varma and the printed gods of India

Neumayer, Erwin et al.

ISBN: 9780195658729, 0195658728

This lavishly illustrated book traces the evolution of printing oleographs (display prints) in India, beginning with the establishment of the Ravi Varma Fine Arts Lithographic Press in Mumbai at the end of the nineteenth century.

Power and resistance: the Delhi Coronation Durbars, 1877, 1903, 1911

Power and resistance: the Delhi Coronation Durbars, 1877, 1903, 1911

Codell, Julie F (ed.)

ISBN: 9788189995508, 8189995502

This volume explores how photography represented, idealized and publicized the Delhi Coronation Durbars, occasions marking the formal coronations of English monarchs as empress and emperors of India: Victoria in 1877, Edward VII in 1903 and George V in 1911. Formally schematized and instituted by the Viceroys of India- Lytton, Curzon and Hardinge- the durbars were the first examples of the aest...

Rajasthan: a land of splendor and bravery, photographs by Suzanne Held

Rajasthan: a land of splendor and bravery, photographs by Suzanne Held

Okada, Amina

ISBN: 9788173101168, 8173101167

The present volume belongs on the long list of works and is intended to pay homage to the legendary and glorious past of the Land of Kings, as well as to the grandeur of the sovereigns, princes and fearless warriors who, through the vanishing centuries, wrote the history of their land in letters of fire.

Religion and art of the Chamba valley (A.D. 700-1300)

Religion and art of the Chamba valley (A.D. 700-1300)

Bawa, Seema (b.1968)

ISBN: 9788173200380, 8173200386

Contents: (i) Chamba: a historiographical survey. (ii) Political structures in pre-eighth century Chamba valley. (iii) Religious configurations: Sivaism, Visnuism and Saktism in the Chamba valley. (iv) The cult of Varuna. (v) Temples of Chamba: structures and significance. (vi) Icons: creating a religious worldview. ;

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