Chitralakshana Story of Indian Paintings

Item Code: IDH101
Author: Mulk Raj Anand
Publisher: National Book Trust, India
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 9788123741499
Pages: 119(Color Illus: 21, B & W Illus: 47, B & W Figures)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 9.2" X 7"
Weight 360 gm
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Is the title I have given to the story of Indian painting which I have written for you. It is a story and not a history. For, when our forefathers painted pictures they never put down dates. So I have only talked of eras-'prehistoric', 'Gupta', 'Medieval', etc. all dates of paintings and sculptures are guess-work. And your guess is as good as mine. Words of praise too are not very necessary for paintings. The men who filled large spaces, with colours, lines and figures, did so from love of painting heroes and heroines, animals, birds and flowers. I offer this album, then, for the pleasure of all your big-eyed young, who have the sense of wonder in your eyes

Primitive Rock Paintings 5
Painting in the Indus Valley Civilization (approximately 1500 B.C.) 8
Poetical Images of the Gods in the Vedic Age 10
Origins of Painting in Ancient Myths, Stories and Fables 11
Paintings in the Gupta Age 13
Ajanta (approximately first century B.C. to sixth century A.D.) 17
Later Wall Paintings 29
Medieval Buddhist Painting 37
Jain Miniature Paintings from Western India (approximately thirteenth to sixteenth centuries) 39
Painting Under the Sultanate(approximately A.D. 1400-1600) 44
Mughal Painting (approximately sixteenth to eighteenth centuries) 61
Rajasthani Painting (approximately fifteenth to nineteenth centuries) 87
Pahari Painting (approximately seventeenth to eighteenth centuries) 100
Oudh Painting 111
Painting under the Sikhs 112

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