Painting for the Mughal Emperor

Painting for the Mughal Emperor
Author: Susan Stronge
Publsiher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002-05
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054390987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painting for the Mughal Emperor Book Review:

A unique blend of Indian, Persian, and Islamic styles, Mughal painting reached its golden age during the reigns of the emperors Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan in the 16th and 17th centuries. This gloriously illustrated book is the first to examine the Victoria and Albert Museum's remarkable collection of Mughal paintings, one of the finest in the world. Richly detailed battle scenes, scenes of court life, and lively depictions of the hunt were commissioned by the royal courts, along with a remarkable series of portraits, studies of wildlife, and decorative borders. The authoritative text contains much new research, and the beautifully reproduced color illustrations give this stunning volume wide appeal.

Early Mughal Painting

Early Mughal Painting
Author: Milo Cleveland Beach
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780674221857
ISBN 13: 0674221850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Mughal Painting Book Review:

One of the minor miracles of art history is the extraordinary flowering of Indian painting that began in the mid-sixteenth century under the early Mughal emperors of Indian, notably Akbar the Great. Only in recent decades has the consummate artistry of early Mughal painting come to be widely appreciated in the West. Scholars have noted the innovations--departures from both Islamic and native Indian tradition--of the new, highly distinctive school of painting, among them natural history studies, a concern for portraiture, and the documentation of contemporary court events. Milo Beach traces, with an abundance of captivating illustrations, the evolution of the Mughal style. While acknowledging the influence of Akbar's interests and changing tastes (related in turn to historical and biographical circumstances), he shows that many of the new tendencies were evident during the short reign of Akbar's father, the Emperor Humayun, whose role as patron of the arts is thereby reassessed. Beach also stresses the traditionalism of the individual painters, who only gradually changed their concepts and compositions in response to foreign influences and to imperial taste. Mughal art, he affirms, can no longer be regarded as simply a reflection of its imperial patrons. The book takes account of recently discovered material and reproduces for the first time important paintings from unpublished manuscripts and albums. It will appeal to the general reader as well as the scholar.

Aesthetic Hybridity in Mughal Painting 1526 1658

Aesthetic Hybridity in Mughal Painting  1526   1658
Author: Valerie Gonzalez
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 1317184874
ISBN 13: 9781317184874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aesthetic Hybridity in Mughal Painting 1526 1658 Book Review:

The first specialized critical-aesthetic study to be published on the concept of hybridity in early Mughal painting, this book investigates the workings of the diverse creative forces that led to the formation of a unique Mughal pictorial language. Mughal pictoriality distinguishes itself from the Persianate models through the rationalization of the picture’s conceptual structure and other visual modes of expression involving the aesthetic concept of mimesis. If the stylistic and iconographic results of this transformational process have been well identified and evidenced, their hermeneutic interpretation greatly suffers from the neglect of a methodologically updated investigation of the images’ conceptual underpinning. Valerie Gonzalez addresses this lacuna by exploring the operations of cross-fertilization at the level of imagistic conceptualization resulting from the multifaceted encounter between the local legacy of Indo-Persianate book art, the freshly imported Persian models to Mughal India after 1555 and the influx of European art at the Mughal court in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The author's close examination of the visuality, metaphysical order and aesthetic language of Mughal imagery and portraiture sheds new light on this particular aspect of its aesthetic hybridity, which is usually approached monolithically as a historical phenomenon of cross-cultural interaction. That approach fails to consider specific parameters and features inherent to the artistic practice, such as the differences between doxis and praxis, conceptualization and realization, intentionality and what lies beyond it. By studying the distinct phases and principles of hybridization between the variegated pictorial sources at work in the Mughal creative process at the successive levels of the project/intention, the practice/realization and the result/product, the author deciphers the modalities of appropriation and manipulation of the heterogeneous elements. Her unique


Author: Sanjeev Prasad Srivastava
Publsiher: Abhinav Publications
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 8170173868
ISBN 13: 9788170173861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jahangir Book Review:

Study on the achievements of Mughal artists during the reign of Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan with special reference to characteristics of Mughal painting and miniature painting.

Mughal Paintings

Mughal Paintings
Author: Sonya Rhie Quintanilla,Dominique DeLuca
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 9781907804892
ISBN 13: 1907804897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mughal Paintings Book Review:

A captivating and vibrant reflection of the art history of one of the greatest empires of the early modern period

IAS Mains Paper 1 Indian Heritage Culture History Geography of the world Society 2020

IAS Mains Paper 1 Indian Heritage   Culture History   Geography of the world   Society 2020
Author: Azmat Ali,Janmejay Sahni,Mohit Sharma,Prajjwal Sharma,Dr. Priya Goel
Publsiher: Arihant Publications India limited
Total Pages: 850
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 9324192108
ISBN 13: 9789324192103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IAS Mains Paper 1 Indian Heritage Culture History Geography of the world Society 2020 Book Review:

UPSC is considered to be the most prestigious and toughest examination in the country. In order to crack these exams one need to do heavy preparations, thorough practice and clear concepts about each and every subject. “IAS Mains General Studies Paper – 1” the most updated study material incorporated with detailed information and supported by up-to-date facts and figures. The complete coverage on each topic of the syllabus have been divided into 5 Important Units in this book. It gives the complete depiction of Indian Literature, Religion, Music, Architecture and also provides the detailed explanation for issues related to society and women. This book facilitates by giving the deep coverage on all the topics of the syllabus at one place with the conceptual clarity to fulfil the need and demands of the aspirants, special exam oriented structure has been given according to the UPSC syllabus, discussion of the theoretical concepts with the contemporary examples are given, Solved Papers from Solved Papers 2019-17 and 16 and 3 practice sets that helps in raising up level of preparation. This book acts as a great help in achieving the success for the upcoming exam. TABLE OF CONTENTS Solved Papers 2019-17, Unit -1: Indian Heritage and Culture, Unit -2: Indian Society, Unit -3: Modern Indian History, Unit -4: World History, Unit -5: Indian and World Geography, Solved Paper 2016, Practice Paper (1-3).

The Emperors Album

The Emperors  Album
Author: Stuart Cary Welch
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1987-01-01
ISBN 10: 0870994999
ISBN 13: 9780870994999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reflections on Mughal Art and Culture

Reflections on Mughal Art and Culture
Author: Roda Ahluwalia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-07-28
ISBN 10: 9789389136784
ISBN 13: 9389136784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections on Mughal Art and Culture Book Review:

- Offers fresh insights into the rich aesthetic and cultural legacy of the Imperial Mughal age in the Indian subcontinent - Essays by 13 eminent international scholars draw comparisons between the Mughals, the Safavids and the Ottomans - Over 159 images of Mughal artifacts, paintings, gardens and monuments illustrate the lasting heritage of the Imperial Mughals Enter the splendid world of Mughal India and explore its rich aesthetic and cultural legacy through fresh insights offered by 13 eminent scholars. Recent scholarship in this field has offered deeper analysis into established norms, explored pan-Indian connections and drawn comparisons with contemporaneous regions of the early modern world. Further studies along these lines were encouraged in a seminar held by the K.R. Cama Oriental Institute, Mumbai, and the formidable scholarship presented by contributors forms the content of this volume. The articles in this book explore varied subjects under the Mughal umbrella, challenge long-held ideas and draw comparisons between the artistic expressions and material culture of the powerful Islamicate triumvirate of the early modern period - the Safavids in Iran, the European-based Ottomans and the Mughals in the Indian subcontinent. Themes as diverse as portraits of royal women, sub-imperial patronage of temples, word-image relationship, the lapidary arts and the Imperial Library of the Mughals, a reconsideration of Mughal garden typologies, murals painted on architectural surfaces, the textile culture of the city of Burhanpur, changes in visual language and content of painting, and Imperial objets d'art have been discussed, challenged and analyzed. The final three articles are groundbreaking comparisons across Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal spheres. This beautifully illustrated book is sure to appeal to c

Mughal and Rajput Painting

Mughal and Rajput Painting
Author: Milo Cleveland Beach,Beach
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1992-09-24
ISBN 10: 9780521400275
ISBN 13: 0521400279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mughal and Rajput Painting Book Review:

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 book, Dr Milo Beach shows how, between 1555 and 1630 in particular, Mughal patronage of the arts was incessant and radically innovative for the Indian context.

Quarterly Current Affairs Vol 2 April to June 2020 for Competitive Exams

Quarterly Current Affairs Vol  2   April to June 2020 for Competitive Exams
Author: Disha Experts
Publsiher: Disha Publications
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-06-20
ISBN 10: 9390152151
ISBN 13: 9789390152155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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General Studies Manual Paper 1 2022

General Studies Manual Paper 1 2022
Author: Dr. Priya Goel,Jenmenjay Sahni,Vivek Singh,Deepika Singla,Tushar Shukla,Amibh Ranjan,Rakesh Kumar Roshan,Ekta Soni,Sahana Ansari,Dr Poonam Singh
Publsiher: Arihant Publications India limited
Total Pages: 1648
Release: 2021-12-20
ISBN 10: 9325796090
ISBN 13: 9789325796096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

General Studies Manual Paper 1 2022 Book Review:

1. General Studies Paper – 1 is the best- selling book particularly designed for the civil services Preliminary examinations. 2. This book is divided into 6 major sections covering the complete syllabus as per UPSC pattern 3. Special Section is provided for Current Affairs covering events, Summits and Conferences 4. simple and lucid language used for better understanding of concepts 5. 5 Crack Sets are given for practice 6. Practice Questions provides Topicwise Questions and Previous Years’ Solved Papers With our all time best selling edition of “General Studies Manual Paper 1” is a guaranteed success package which has been designed to provide the complete coverage to all subjects as per prescribed pattern along with the updated and authentic content. The book provides the conventional Subjects like History, Geography, Polity and General Science that are thoroughly updated along with Chapterwise and Sectionwise questions. Contemporary Topics likes; Indian Economy, Environment & Ecology, Science & Technology and General Awareness have also been explained with latest facts and figures to ease the understanding about the concepts in this book. Current events of national and international interest have been listed in a separate section. Practice Sets are given at the end, keeping in view the trend of the questions coming in exams. Lastly, More than 5000 Most Important Points for Revision are provided in the attached booklet of the guide. It is a must have tool that proves to be one point solution for the preparf Civil Services Preliminary Examination. TOC Solved Paper 2021-2018, Indian History and Indian National Movement, India and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Indian Economy, General Science & Science and Technology, General Knowledge & Computer Technology, Practice: Topicewise Questions, Current Affairs, Crack Sets (1-5).

The Mughals of India

The Mughals of India
Author: Harbans Mukhia
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470758155
ISBN 13: 9780470758151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mughals of India Book Review:

This innovative book explores of the grandest and longest lasting empire in Indian history. Examines the history of the Mughal presence in India from 1526 to the mid-eighteenth century Creates a new framework for understanding the Mughal empire by addressing themes that have not been explored before. Subtly traces the legacy of the Mughals’ world in today’s India.

Real Birds in Imagined Gardens

Real Birds in Imagined Gardens
Author: Kavita Singh
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 1606065181
ISBN 13: 9781606065181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Birds in Imagined Gardens Book Review:

Accounts of paintings produced during the Mughal dynasty (1526–1857) tend to trace a linear, “evolutionary” path and assert that, as European Renaissance prints reached and influenced Mughal artists, these artists abandoned a Persianate style in favor of a European one. Kavita Singh counters these accounts by demonstrating that Mughal painting did not follow a single arc of stylistic evolution. Instead, during the reigns of the emperors Akbar and Jahangir, Mughal painting underwent repeated cycles of adoption, rejection, and revival of both Persian and European styles. Singh’s subtle and original analysis suggests that the adoption and rejection of these styles was motivated as much by aesthetic interest as by court politics. She contends that Mughal painters were purposely selective in their use of European elements. Stylistic influences from Europe informed some aspects of the paintings, including the depiction of clothing and faces, but the symbolism, allusive practices, and overall composition remained inspired by Persian poetic and painterly conventions. Closely examining magnificent paintings from the period, Singh unravels this entangled history of politics and style and proposes new ways to understand the significance of naturalism and stylization in Mughal art.

Mughal Painting

Mughal Painting
Author: Ashok Kumar Srivastava
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050819377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mughal Painting Book Review:

Illustrations: Numerous B/w & Colour Illustrations Description: The present work is based on an extensive and critical study of the original Mughal paintings supported by contemporary historical literature and provides fresh perspective for the interpretation and analysis of the painter's art under the Mughals. After a brief discussion on painting in Islam the author goes on to expound the nature and role of pre-Mughal indigenous traditions in the making of Mughal style. Thereafter, the study turns towards the origin and development of Mughal painting from Humayun to Aurangzeb. Finally, the various influences--Persian, Chinese and European--have been examined. The author concludes that Mughal painting reflecte a non-mechanical fusion of the different cultures of Asia and Europe. It had never been a colonial expression of Persian painting. Despite the presence of a number of elements borrowed from foreign sources, it remained truly Indian from the very beginning. This richly illustrated volume carries finest treasures of Mughal court paintings.

The Pearson CSAT Manual 2011

The Pearson CSAT Manual 2011
Author: Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe
Publsiher: Pearson Education India
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9788131758304
ISBN 13: 8131758303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World 2 vol set

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World  2 vol  set
Author: Susan Sinclair
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 1512
Release: 2012-04-03
ISBN 10: 9047412079
ISBN 13: 9789047412076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World 2 vol set Book Review:

Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.

IAS Mains Paper 1 Indian Heritage Culture History Geography of the world Society 2021

IAS Mains Paper 1 Indian Heritage   Culture History   Geography of the world   Society 2021
Author: Janmenjay Sahni,Prajjwal Sharma,Azmat Ali,Vivek Sharma,Dr. Priya Goel
Publsiher: Arihant Publications India limited
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN 10: 9324199420
ISBN 13: 9789324199423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IAS Mains Paper 1 Indian Heritage Culture History Geography of the world Society 2021 Book Review:

The Imperial Image

The Imperial Image
Author: Milo Cleveland Beach
Publsiher: Mapin
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781935677161
ISBN 13: 1935677160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Imperial Image Book Review:

Books have been treasured for centuries in the Islamic world, as precious objects worthy of royal admiration. This was especially true in Muslim India, where generations of Mughal emperors commissioned and collected volumes of richly illuminated manuscripts and lavishly illustrated folios. They assembled workshops of the leading artists and calligraphers to produce the books that filled their extensive libraries. Today, those works remain a vibrant part of India's cultural and artistic history in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In this revised and expanded edition of his popular 1981 book, Dr Milo Beach presents the superb collection of Mughal painting in the Freer Gallery of Art. He adds many of the outstanding works that entered the collection with the opening of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in 1987. Together, the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art, have the distinction of being one of the world's leading repositories of Mughal art. An introductory essay examines the Mughal art of the book and traces the contributions of a succession of rulers in Muslim India. Brief artist biographies and an extensive bibliography complete this updated volume.

Dawn of Mughal Painting

Dawn of Mughal Painting
Author: Asok Kumar Das
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 38
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015025364855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Indian Art Culture

Indian Art   Culture
Author: Arihant Experts
Publsiher: Arihant Publications India limited
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2018-04-20
ISBN 10: 9350944847
ISBN 13: 9789350944844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Art Culture Book Review:

Each candidate aspiring to clear the Civil Services Examination is expected to have adequate knowledge about the elegant aspects of India’s traditions and aspects. This book on Indian Art and Culture has been divided into 16 Chapters covering the different aspects of India’s Heritage and Culture such as Art & Culture: An Introduction, Indian Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Music, Dance, Theatre & Drama, Cinema, Traditional Martial Art, Social Culture, Religion, Philosophy, Language & Literature, Handicraft, Festivals & Fairs and Miscellaneous, which are asked in theCivil Services Examinations conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) and State PCS. Exercises with objective questions have been given after each chapter. The book also contains Practice Sets prepared according to the UPSC syllabus for thorough practice which would help the students to achieve success in the examinations.Main Features of the Book:Chapterwise comprehensive coverage in point cum para formatImportant facts given in the form of the box within chapterText is well supported with the imagesProper usage of charts and tables for better knowledgeChapterwise significant questions for revision of facts