Introducing a rich historical and religious context, Gautama V. Vajracharya offers an original nuanced study of iconography of Indian miniature paintings. Providing an extended analysis of 129 artworks cataloged in this book, he explicates the gradual development and interrelationship of two styles of Indic miniature painting from sixteenth to eighteenth centuries: one commissioned by Muslim Mughal rulers and the other by Hindi Rajput princes. He shows that belief systems reflected in ancient Indian art continued to be expressed, whether consciously or not, in later Indian miniature paintings and other artistic forms well into the 19th century.
Publisher: Elvehjem Museum of Art (2003)
Author: Gautama V. Vajracharya
Foreword: Russell Panczenko
232 pages, color images