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India Before Europe by Catherine B. Asher
Book DescriptionIndia is a land of enormous diversity. Cross-cultural influences are everywhere in evidence, in the food people eat, the clothes they wear, and in the places they worship. This was especially the case in the India that existed from 1200 to 1750, before the European intervention. The book takes the reader on a journey across the political, economic, religious and cultural landscapes of medieval India, from the Ghurid conquests and the Dehli Sultanate to the great court of the Mughals. This was a time of conquest and consolidation, when Muslims and Hindus came together to create a unique culture which still resonates in today's India. As the first survey of its kind in over a decade, the book is a tour de force. It is beautifully illustrated and fluently composed, with a cast of characters which will educate students and general readers alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521809047
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Catherine B. Asher
Arts of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas, at the Dallas Museum of Art, Hardback (March 2013)
The Dallas Museum of Art has expanded its collection of South Asian art from a small number of Indian Temple sculptures to nearly 500 works. This volume details the cultural and artistic significance of more than 140 featured works, which range from Tibetan thangkas and Indian miniature paintings to stone sculptures and bronzes.
India Before Europe, Paperback (March 2006)
The first survey of the political, economic, religious and cultural landscapes of medieval India.
Architecture of Mughal India, Hardback (September 1992)» View all books by Catherine B. Asher
In Architecture of Mughal India Catherine Asher presents the first comprehensive study of Mughal architectural achievements.
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Author Biography - Catherine B. Asher
Catherine B. Asher is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota. Her previous publications include Architecture of Mughal India (1992) and, as editor with Thomas R. Metcalf, Perceptions of South Asia's Visual Past (1994). Cynthia Talbot is Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She has published Precolonial India in Practice: Society, Religion, and Identity in Medieval Andhra (2001).
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