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Author: Nihar Ranjan Ray
Publisher: Lalit Kala Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
A companion volume to Lalit Kala Akademi's South Indian Bronzes by the late Dr. C Sivaramamurti, which has become the standard work on the subject.
This volume which is by three leading scholars - Nihar Ranjan Ray, Karl Khandalavala and Sadashiv Gorakshkar - on the art of Eastern India, is the most extensive survey of Eastern Indian Bronzes hitherto made. It is illustrated with 329 monochrome reproductions and 3 color plates. It not only proposes a revised chronology of the Pala dynasty, based on inscriptional evidence, but also the stylistic development of Eastern Indian metal images.
The comprehensive descriptive notes pertaining to all the images reproduced herein are an outstanding feature of this volume, wherein several inaccuracies with regard to dates, provenance and attributions found in earlier publications on Eastern Indian Art have also been dealt with.