Epic Tales from Ancient India

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Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art

Edited by Marika Sardar; With contributions from Neeraja Poddar, Qamar Adamjee, and Alka Patel

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Exploring the topic of narrativity in Indian art, this beautiful and deeply researched book considers illustrations to the Bhagavata Purana, the Ramayana, the Ragamala, and a range of texts in the Persian language, notably the Shahnama. Featuring stunning reproductions of paintings made between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries from the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection at The San Diego Museum of Art, the publication includes thorough and fascinating explanations of the narrative of each text, including how that narrative is visually conveyed. Essays examine why these particular stories are so enduring, why patrons may have chosen to have a copy of a particular text made for their own collections, and how artists responded to the challenge of creating new versions of venerable classics.

Marika Sardar is Associate Curator of Southern Asian and Islamic art at The San Diego Museum of Art. Neeraja Poddar is the Mellon Fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Qamar Adamjee is Associate Curator of South Asian and Islamic art at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. Alka Patel is Associate Professor of South Asian and Islamic Art at the University of California at Irvine. 

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Princeton University Art Museum
(11/19/16–02/05/17)


Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
(07/09/17–10/15/17)


The San Diego Museum of Art
(03/03/18–06/12/18)

“[T]he volume is a resounding success . . . This surprising work will be of use to art history students but also scholars and enthusiasts of language and linguistic history, Indian history, religious studies, students of storytelling and oral traditions, and more.”—Library Journal

“An important contribution to the field of South Asian art history.”—Krista Gulbransen, Journal of the American Oriental Society
ISBN: 9780300223729
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Co-publisher: Distributed for The San Diego Museum of Art
164 pages, 10 3/4 x 10
143 color illus.
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