The Life of Krishna in Indian Art

The Life of Krishna in Indian Art

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Author: P Banerjee
Publisher: Publications Division
Year: 1994
Language: English
Pages: 420
ISBN/UPC (if available): C


This volume with 23 color plates and 283 monochromes presents the life of Krishna as delineated in Indian Art.

This volume is broadly divided into two parts - the text and illustrations. The text portion describes Krishna's life as portrayed in the Puranas, the Harivamsa and the Mahabharata, and discusses the antiquity and historicity of Krishna as well as his deification and absorption into the broad framework of Vaishnavism. Krishna is a composite character, and many religious ideas and thoughts have contributed to the development of the Krishna legend.

The volume includes photographs of paintings from a large number of museums across India and world. It includes photographs of some very important paintings of the Razm Nama, one of the most valuable illustrated manuscripts of the Akbar period, now in possession of City Palace Museum of Jaipur.

The book, liberally illustrated with rare examples of plastic and pictorial perfection to illustrate the meaningful text is a great contribution.