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Mughal and Rajput painting

Author: Milo Cleveland Beach
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2002. ©1992
Series: New Cambridge history of India, I, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Mughals - descendants of Timur and Genghiz Khan with strong cultural ties to the Persian world - seized political power in north India in 1526 and became the most important artistically active Muslim dynasty on the subcontinent. In this richly illustrated work, Dr. Milo Beach shows how, between 1555 and 1630 in particular, Mughal patronage of the arts was incessant and radically innovative for the Indian  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milo Cleveland Beach
ISBN: 0521400279 9780521400275 9780511468827 0511468822
OCLC Number: 24107267
Language Note: English.
Description: xxxii, 252 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
General editor's preface --
Preface --
Introduction --
Painting in North India before 1540 --
1540-1580: painting at Muslim courts --
1580-1600: the new imperial style and its impact --
1600-1660: Mughal painting and the rise of local workshops --
1600-1700: the growth of local styles --
1700-1800: the dominance of Rajput painting --
1800-1858: traditionalism and new influences --
Appendix --
Bibliographical essay --
Series Title: New Cambridge history of India, I, 3.
Responsibility: Milo Cleveland Beach.


In this richly illustrated book, Dr Milo Beach shows how Mughal patronage of the arts was incessant and radically innovative for the Indian context.  Read more...


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"Beach's work is a sumptuous survey of the history of this long tradition....The strengths of the work lie in Beach's expertise, diligent research, and perceptive insights into the particular origins Read more...

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