List of illustrations

  • Map of India
  • Ajanta cave temples, interior view of cave 17
  • Conversion of Nanda, fragment
  • Side view of an intact palm leaf manuscript
  • Pages from an illustrated manuscript of the Ashtasahashrika Prajnaparamita
  • An illustrated manuscript of the Ashtasahashrika Prajnaparamita, detail
  • Covers from the illustrated manuscript of the Ashtasahashrika Prajnaparamita
  • Pages from an illustrated manuscript of the Savaga Padikkamana Sutta Chunni
  • Pages from an illustrated manuscript of the Savaga Padikkamana Sutta Chunni, detail of a goddess, possibly Sarasvati
  • The Interpretation of Queen Trishala's Dream
  • Harinegameshin Delivers the Embryo of Mahavira
  • Page from a Jain manuscript
  • Indra praising Mahavira
  • Musa (Moses) and the Great Man
  • Rustam Killing the White Demon
  • Krishna Dances with the Gopas
  • Krishna and His Companions Roam in Mountains and Valleys
  • Two Blue Bulls (Nilgai) and Two Hog Deer
  • Bahram Gur, the Shepherd, and His Dog (album folio)
  • Iskandar Finds the Infant Darab in the Water
  • Birth of the Virgin
  • Birth of the Virgin
  • Melancholic Woman and Attendant
  • Two Men Fighting
  • Majnun in the Wilderness
  • Audience scene
  • Prince Salim
  • Portrait possibly of Mota Raja, Udai Singh of Marwar
  • The Birth and Escape of Krishna
  • Krishna's Low Laugh
  • An Elegant Man Seated under a Willow Tree
  • Birth of Prince Salim
  • Darbar of Jahangir
  • Khan Alam, Ambassador of Jahangir, with Shah Abbas in a Landscape
  • Portrait of an imam
  • Portrait of a Falcon
  • Zebra
  • Inayat Khan Dying
  • Calligraphy with an image of two poets
  • Folio from the Late Shah Jahan Album
  • A Gathering
  • Woman with a Flower
  • Portraits of a Nobleman and Bhim Singh of Mewar
  • Woman Worshipping the Shiva Lingam
  • Portrait of Darab Khan
  • Muhammad Shah in a Palanquin
  • Muhammad Shah in a Garden
  • Nawab Aliwardi Khan
  • Scorpio and Sagittarius
  • Portrait of Fath Khan, son of Malik Ambar
  • Mother and Child Reclining
  • Scholar in a Garden
  • Woman Meeting with a Yogini
  • Kakubha Ragini
  • Kanada Ragini
  • Bhamarananda Raga
  • Kalyana Ragini
  • Todi Ragini
  • Todi Ragini
  • Bathing Woman and a Stork
  • The Young Heroine Who is Sick from Separation (Mugdha Proshita Bhartrika Nayika)
  • Heroine Rushing to Her Lover (Abhisarika Nayika)
  • The Hour of Cowdust
  • Megha Raga
  • Krishna and the Gopis Begin Their Love Play
  • The Guilty Krishna Looks in a Mirror
  • Krishna Loosens His Beloved's Belt; The Deceitful Hero (Satha Nayaka)
  • Krishna Slays the Ass Demon
  • The Fight between Arjuna and Karna
  • Ravana shows Sita the Counterfeit Head of Rama--Ravana Visits Sita in the Asoka Grove
  • Ravana in conference with the Raksasa captain; Raksasa Army awaits
  • Bears and Monkeys Battle Raksasas
  • Bhairava Enthroned
  • The Compassion of Krishna
  • Vibhasa Ragini
  • Asavari Ragini
  • Sareg Ragini
  • The Jealous Older Woman and the More Impetuous Younger Woman
  • Bhairava Raga
  • Krishna Awaiting Radha
  • Vangali Ragini
  • Maharana Sangram Singh Enjoys the Monsoon
  • Maharana Sangram Singh of Mewar Visiting Savina Khera Math
  • Portrait, possibly of Maharana Pratap Singh II
  • Maharana Jawan Singh of Mewar worshipping an icon
  • Posthumous Portrait of Raja Bhim Singh of Mewar
  • Bhairava Raga
  • Dancer
  • Uma-Maheshvara with Attendants
  • Bangal Ragini
  • Krishna Comes to Visits Radha
  • Woman Holding a Flask and Cup
  • Krishna Celebrates Holi with Radha and the Gopis
  • Maharaja Ram Singh of Jodhpur
  • Malkos Raga
  • Two Women in a Bower
  • Arjun Singh of Kota Admiring a Horse
  • Gauri Ragini
  • Dipak Raga
  • Desakar Ragini
  • The Lion Hunt of Maharao Umed Singh of Kota
  • Maharao Kishor Singh of Kota Worshipping Brijrajji
  • The Hero Who Loves Another Man's Wife (Upapati Nayaka)
  • Two Women in the Woods at Night
  • The Mature Heroine Without Self-Control (Praudha Adhira Nayika)
  • Ruler of Basohli Smoking a Blue and White Huqqa
  • At Her Bath
  • Ahiri Ragini
  • Woman at Her Toilette with Four Maids
  • Krishna Fluting for Gopas and Cows
  • Two Women Approach to do Siva Puja (Devagiri Ragini)
  • Raja Sidh Sen of Mandi as a Manifestation of Shiva
  • Devagiri Ragini
  • Prithu Chases the Goddess Earth
  • Krishna Vanishes from His Favorite
  • Purifying Rituals
  • Capture of a Wild Elephant
  • Two Ascetics
  • Woman and a Painter
  • Shiva Watches Parvati Sleep
  • The Heroine Who Rushes To Meet Her Lover at an Appointed Place (Abhisarika Nayika)
  • Portrait of Raja Prakash Chand of Guler
  • Prince Hunting Antelope and Boar
  • Celebration of the Departure of the Pilgrims
  • Portrait of an Indian Woman
  • River Eel
  • Shiva and Parvati with Ganesha and Karttikeya
  • Still in the Forest Night
  • Jahangir in Darbar, Receives Prince Khurram at Ajmer Upon His Return from the Campaign in Mewar
  • Young Krishna on a Swing Accompanied by Female Musicians
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TRADITIONAL INDIAN PAINTings have long fascinated both Indian and foreign connoisseurs with their saturated colors, exquisite delicacy of details, and highly entertaining subjects...
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THE OLDEST EXAMPLES OF Indian painting are in the form of murals. The stone and brick walls on which these paintings were made have endured...
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UNDER THE SULTANATES, much of northern and Central India was led by Muslims who traced their origins to various parts of central Asia and the Middle East...
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THROUGHOUT EVEN THE MOST dominant periods of Mughal rule in northern India, a group of kingdoms to the immediate south managed to resist conquest...
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WHEN THE MUGHALS entered northern India in the first half of the sixteenth century, much of the subcontinent was divided into small states, many of which had been in conflict with their immediate neighbors for generations...
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STRETCHING ACROSS INDIA’S northwestern corner from Pakistan to Delhi, the modern state of Rajasthan consists of vast arid planes punctuated by small mountain ranges...
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THE BRITISH COINED THE TERM “Punjab Hills” to describe the broad swath of hilly land that runs diagonally along the border of Nepal from India’s far north to just above the Gangetic plane...
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PRIOR TO THE VOYAGE OF Vasco da Gama, European access to India was solely across land routes and therefore extremely limited...
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WE DO NOT KNOW MUCH about the royal patrons who commissioned Indian manuscript paintings and we know even less about the artists who made those paintings...
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~The publication of this book was made possible by a generous grant from the Christian Humann Foundation.
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