Author: Ananda K CoomaraswamyPublisher: Munshiram ManoharlalYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 136ISBN/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.
Introduction 1 Indo-Sumerian2 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 Index