Introduction to Indian Art

Introduction to Indian Art

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Author: Ananda K Coomaraswamy
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 136
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788121503891


From the book:
In his autobiography Eric Gill writes, "He (Coomaraswamy) has written truth….with such wisdom and understanding. …"Coomaraswamy's bibliography consists of over 500 books and articles, in each of these he illuminates the soul (bija) of the subject he treats, and shares with his reader the treasures before him.

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.

This present reprint was ably edited by Mrs Coomaraswamy and incorporates new material earmarked for the book by Coomaraswamy himself.


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