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Epic Tales from Ancient India

Epic Tales from Ancient India

Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art

by Marika SardarAlka Patel Neeraja Poddar and others
Hardback
Publication Date: 01/02/2017
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Exploring the topic of narrativity in Indian art, this beautiful and deeply researched book considers illustrations to the Bhagavata Purana, the Ramayana, the Ragamala, and a range of texts in the Persian language, notably the Shahnama. Featuring stunning reproductions of paintings made between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries from the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection at The San Diego Museum of Art, the publication includes thorough and fascinating explanations of the narrative of each text, including how that narrative is visually conveyed. Essays examine why these particular stories are so enduring, why patrons may have chosen to have a copy of a particular text made for their own collections, and how artists responded to the challenge of creating new versions of venerable classics.
ISBN:
9780300223729
9780300223729
Category:
Asian history
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-02-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
287x260x19mm
Weight:
1.32kg

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