The Spirit of Indian Painting

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Through carefully handpicked works, spanning nearly a thousand years, and ranging from Jain manuscripts and Pahari and Mughal miniatures to Company School paintings, B.N. Goswamy unlocks the many treasures that lie within them. As he narrates the stories behind each work, and deciphers the visual vocabulary and language of the painters, he also brings to life the cultural, social and political milieu in which they were created. An illuminating introductory essay elucidates the themes and contexts of this fascinating topic.

Lavishly illustrated, and combining deep erudition with great story-telling, this is a book of enduring value that will delight all readers and teach them new ways of seeing and appreciating art.

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Through carefully handpicked works, spanning nearly a thousand years, and ranging from Jain manuscripts and Pahari and Mughal miniatures to Company School paintings, B.N. Goswamy unlocks the many treasures that lie within them. As he narrates the stories behind each work, and deciphers the visual vocabulary and language of the painters, he also brings to life the cultural, social and political milieu in which they were created. An illuminating introductory essay elucidates the themes and contexts of this fascinating topic.

Lavishly illustrated, and combining deep erudition with great story-telling, this is a book of enduring value that will delight all readers and teach them new ways of seeing and appreciating art.

‘An out-and-out masterpiece … will undoubtedly come to be looked on as one of the greatest books ever written on Indian art’ – William Dalrymple, The Guardian
‘Wonderful … a book to make both layman and connoisseur alike realize why pre-modern Indian painting is one of the great arts of the world’– Neil MacGregor
‘No one knows more about Indian painting than B.N. Goswamy and in The Spirit of Indian Painting he shares a lifetime of knowledge and insights’– Glenn Lowry

The Spirit of Indian Painting

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Hardback

2016

ISBN: 9780500239506