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Agra: the architectural heritage

Agra: the architectural heritage

Peck, Lucy

ISBN: 9788174366115, 8174366113

This book a reveals the lesser known building to be found in historic Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. It is illustrated with photos, line drawings and numerous maps, many of which feature walks through the historic area.

An Agreed' frontier, Ladakh and India's Northernmost borders, 1846-1947

An Agreed' frontier, Ladakh and India's Northernmost borders, 1846-1947

Mehra, Parshotam

ISBN: 9780195627589, 019562758X

Gives a succinct account of the way in which Aksai Chin and other parts of this remote and boobidding territory first became known a hundred years ago, when the British attempted to explore, define and delimit the northern borders of their Indian empire. The author shows that it was personalities as much as political factors and strategic considerations, that were instrumental in the drawing of...

Ahmedabad 600: portraits of a city, ed. by Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan et al

Ahmedabad 600: portraits of a city, ed. by Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan et al


ISBN: 9788192110608, 8192110605

Ahmedabad was at the forefront of the nationalist movement, and became the crucible of modern architecture and design in independent India. The city's culture has responded to the social, political, and economic challenges of each passing century, creating its multifaceted character. Spanning the traditional and the modern in Architecture, arts and crafts, this volume.

The Ahmedabad chronicle: imprints of a millennium

The Ahmedabad chronicle: imprints of a millennium


The document electically threads together the legends related with the city, its socio-political history, its culture, folk and fine arts, crafts, architecture, festivals, literature, industry, individuals as well as institutional resources.

Ajanta

Ajanta

Thatte, Ram Anant

ISBN: 9789350502990, 9350502992

Mr. Ram Thatte spent several years in Ajanta, living so close to those paintings, day in day out that he almost became one with them. Those characters in the paintings seemed to talk with him as if they were his close buddies. His love for them is evident in the way he salvaged the 'shat-danta Jataka'.

The Ajanta caves: ancient paintings of Buddhist India, text and  photographs by Benoy K. Behl, with a note on the Jataka stories by Sangitika Nigam, foreword by Milo C. Beach

The Ajanta caves: ancient paintings of Buddhist India, text and photographs by Benoy K. Behl, with a note on the Jataka stories by Sangitika Nigam, foreword by Milo C. Beach


ISBN: 9780500285015, 0500285012

The exquisite murals depict the Jatakas (tales of previous incarnations) of Lord Buddha, scenes of princely processions, ladies with their handmaidens, bejewelled animals, ascetics in monasteries and fantastical birds and beasts, all demonstrating a startling degree of sophistication.

Ajanta paintings: 86 panels of Jatakas & other themes

Ajanta paintings: 86 panels of Jatakas & other themes

Singh, Rajesh K

ISBN: 9788192510736, 8192510735

Under a new title this book is an abridged edition of An Introduction to the Ajanta Caves: With Examples of Six Caves, 1st ed. (Baroda: Hari Sena Press, 2012) by the same author. This edition is focused on the paintings of Ajanta, and does away from the detailed historical developments of the caves.

Ajanta paintings: unidentified and misinterpreted

Ajanta paintings: unidentified and misinterpreted

Talim, Meena

ISBN: 9789380852140, 9380852142

Ajanta: an interactive multimedia and virtual walkthrough, CD-ROM

Ajanta: an interactive multimedia and virtual walkthrough, CD-ROM


ISBN: 9788185503080, 8185503087

CD-ROM (Windows version) on Ajanta provides latest information on painting, sculpture, architecture, epigraphy, medium, material, technique and conservation on the subject.

Ajanta: handbook of the paintings, narrative wall-paintings, 3 vols

Ajanta: handbook of the paintings, narrative wall-paintings, 3 vols

Schlingloff, Dietar

ISBN: 9788173054563, 8173054568

Vol.I, Interpretation, 517p., several illus.;Vol.II, Supplememt, 350p., several illus.;Vol.III, Plates, 31p.

The great temple at Thanjavur: one thousand years, 1010-2010, photographs by Bharath Ramanruthan

The great temple at Thanjavur: one thousand years, 1010-2010, photographs by Bharath Ramanruthan

Michell, George. et al

ISBN: 9789380581019, 9380581017

All phases of the temple's history are presented in this volume, which offers a comprehensive account of its architecture, sculptures, paintings, and historical records, as well as its ritual and cultural life. Bharath Ramamrutham's splendid photographs are the most complete ever to be published. His images are supplemented by high quality digital images of the Chola-period murals in the passag...

Akbar Padamsee: work in language

Akbar Padamsee: work in language

Padamsee, Bhanumati et al. (ed.)

ISBN: 9788185026916, 8185026912

Though widely spoken of as a modernist, Akbar Padamsee continues to resist easy categorization. Throughout his illustrious career spanning six decades, he has remained fiercely experimental, individualistic, and original. This richly illustrated volume presents a varied and critical appraisal of his oeuvre. The opening piece-an extensive interview with the artist by Homi Bhabha - and the wide r...

Akbar's tomb, Sikandarah, near Agra, described and illustrated by Edmund W. Smith

Akbar's tomb, Sikandarah, near Agra, described and illustrated by Edmund W. Smith


Contents: (i) Akbar's tomb (ii) Gateways (iii) Jahangir's account of Akbar's tomb (iv) Aram Banu and Shukru-N-Nisa as described by the emperor Jahangir (v) Inscriptions.;

Akbar: the aesthete, foreword by Karan Singh

Akbar: the aesthete, foreword by Karan Singh

Anand, Indu

ISBN: 9788124607381, 8124607389

Mughal miniatures are a vivid account of the cultural, sociopolitical scenario of the Mughal era. Jalal-ud-Din Muhammad Akbar, the most powerful Mughal emperor, was a great aesthete and promoter of arts. Eminent Persian and Indian artists thronged his Royal Studio and were encouraged to paint numerous emotive miniatures of style and substance, communicating highly complex narratives. These mini...

Akriti to Sanskriti: the journey of Indian forms

Akriti to Sanskriti: the journey of Indian forms

Dehejia, Harsha V

ISBN: 9788189738532, 8189738534

This book explores some Akritis that adorn both majestic and grand monuments, as well as common and ordinary speces, and which through their purely visual language are pointers to not only our culture, but equally to Brahma jnana or transcendental knowledge. These beautiful visual representations of both the ordinary people and artisans, are not individual expressions but that of the shared exp...

Aksharanubhava, 2001, calligraphic expressions by author

Aksharanubhava, 2001, calligraphic expressions by author

Palav, Achyut R (b.1960)

Includes reproduction of works of Achyut R. Palav, b.1960, Indian calligrapher, with a brief biographical sketch.

Alamkara: 5000 years of Indian art

Alamkara: 5000 years of Indian art

Sharma, R.C. et al

ISBN: 9789971917777, 9971917777

Alamkara in Sanskrit means ornamentation or decoration, in the visual, performing or literary arts. This book explores this notion of ornamentation in the context of objects made for use in domestic, religious and courtly settings. These objects are grouped into sections focusing on various aspect of Indian life, including the cooking and consumption of food, dress and jewellery, past-times, th...

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