Description - Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700 by Navina Najat Haidar
A survey of the stunningly beautiful visual and decorative arts created by India's Deccan kingdoms
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Deccan plateau of south-central India was home to a series of important, highly cultured Muslim kingdoms and was a nexus of international trade. Invigorated by cultural connections to Iran, Turkey, East Africa, and Europe, Deccani art is celebrated for its unmistakable, otherworldly character: in painting, a poetic lyricism; in architecture, a somber grandeur; and in the decorative arts, lively creations in inlaid metalwork and dyed textiles. This beautifully illustrated catalogue, which includes extraordinary new site photographs and lush landscape images, along with discussions of 200 of the finest Deccani works, creates the most comprehensive examination to date of this fascinating and remote world. The text not only discusses paintings, drawings, textiles, arms, manuscripts, and other decorative arts from this rich culture, but also explores the history, architecture, literature, and music of the period. Essays by prominent international authors, supplemented by informative maps, illustrated appendices, and select primary sources, make this pioneering book a key resource on the subject.
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(279mm x 241mm x mm)
Yale University Press
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Author Biography - Navina Najat Haidar
Navina Najat Haidar is curator of Islamic art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Marika Sardar is associate curator at the San Diego Museum of Art.
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