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Introduction to Indian Art

Introduction to Indian Art
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Item Code: IAC15
Author: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 1999
ISBN: 8121503892
Pages: 116 (44 bw ills.)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 6.5" x 10.0"
From the Jacket:

Coomaraswamy's Introduction to Indian Art is an ocean condensed into a luminous pearl. A basic work, it traverses the historic panorama of Indian art, from its Indo-Sumerian and Vedic-Mound beginnings to the various peaks reached during the Maurya, Sunga, Andhra, Kusana and Gupta periods and beyond the seas to further India and Indonesia. It is a handbook of immense value both to the beginner and scholar alike.


1. Indo-sumerian
2. Dravidians and Aryans
3. The Saisunaga-Nanda Period (642-320 B.C.)
4. Vedic origins
5. Pre-Mauryan sculpture
6. The great enlightenment
7. Early Buddhist art-Maurya, Sunga and early Andhra
8. Development of devotional theism
9. Kusana and later Andhra period
10. The Gupta period
11. Early mediaeval period
12. Mediaeval sculpture (A.D. 850-1200)
13. Southern India (Tenth to eighteenth century)
14. Further India and Indonesia
15. Mediaeval Buddhist painting
16. Jaina painting
17. Rajput painting
18. Understanding Indian art

Supplementary bibliography
Notes on illustrations

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