Indian Painting

Ahluwalia, Roda. Rajput Painting: Romantic, Divine, and Courtly Art from India. London: British Museum, 2008.

Barrett, Douglas and Basil Gray. Painting of India. London: British Museum, 1963.

Beach, Milo Cleveland. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1981.

___. Early Mughal Painting. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Beach, Milo Cleveland and Ebba Koch, King of the World: The Padshahnama. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institute, 1997.

Cimino, Rosa Maria. Life at Court in Rajasthan: Indian Miniatures from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. Firenze: Mario Luca Giusti, 1985.

Crill, Rosemary. The Indian Portrait: 1560-1860. London: National Portrait Gallery, 2010.

Coomaraswamy, Ananda. Rajput Painting. London: Motilal Banarsidass, 1916

Cummins, Joan. Indian Painting. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2006.

Desai, Vishakha N. “Reflections of the Past in the Present: Copying Processes in Indian Painting,” Perceptions of South Asia’s Visual Past, 135-147.

Falk, Toby and Mildred Archer. Indian Miniatures in the India Office Library. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1981.

Goswamy, B.N. Essence of Indian Art. San Francisco: Asian Art Museum, 1986.

Goswamy, B.N., ed. Indian Painting: Essays in honour of Karl J. Khandalavala. New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 1995.

Goswamy, B.N. and Caron Smith. Domains of wonder: selected masterworks of Indian painting. San Diego: San Diego Museum of Art, 2005.

Kramrisch, Stella. Painted Delight: Indian Paintings from Philadelphia Collections. Philadelphia:  Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1986.

Pal, Pratapaditya. Court Paintings of India: 16th – 19th centuries. New York: Navin Kumar, 1983.

Topsfield, Andrew. Paintings from Rajasthan in the National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 1980.

___. The City Palace Museum Udaipur: Paintings of Mewar Court Life. Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 1990.

___, ed. Court Painting in Rajasthan. Mumbai: Marg Publications, 2000.

Welch, Stuart Cary. India: Art and Culture 1300 – 1900. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985.

___, ed. Gods, kings, and tigers: the art of Kotah. New York: Prestel, 1997.

Indian Textiles

Bhandari, Vandana. Costume, Textiles and Jewellery of India: Traditions in Rajasthan. London: Mercury Books, 2005.

Crill, Rosemary. Indian Embroidery. London: V&A Publications, 1999.

Crill, Rosemary, ed. Textiles from India: The Global Trade. Calcutta: Seagull, 2003.

Gittinger, Mattiebelle. Master Dyers to the World: Technique and Trade in Early Indian Dyed Cotton Textiles. Washington, DC.: The Textile Museum, 1982.

Goswamy, B.N. Indian Costumes: In the Collection of the Calico Museum of Textiles. Ahmedabad: Calico Museum, 1993.

Gupta, Charu Smita. Zardozi: Glittering Gold Embroidery. New Delhi: Abhinav Publications, 1996.

Irwin, John, Gira Sarabhai and Pupul Jayakar, eds. Journal of Indian Textile History, vols. 1-7. Ahmedabad: Calico Museum of Textiles/Sarabhai Foundation, 1955-61 (First Reprint 1997).

Irwin, John, and Margaret Hall. Indian Embroideries. Ahmedabad: Calico Museum, 1973.

Kumar, Ritu. Costumes and textiles of royal India. London: Christie’s Books, 1999.

Roy, Tirthankar. Cloth and Commerce: Textiles in Colonial India. New Delhi: Sage, 1996.

Singh, Chandramani. Textiles and Costumes from the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum. Jaipur: Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust, 1979.

Talwar, Kay and Kalyan Krishna. Indian Pigment Paintings on Cloth. Volume III of Historic Textiles of India at the Calico Museum series. Ahmedabad: B U Balsari on behalf of Calico Museum of Textiles, 1979.

Tarlo, Emma. Clothing Matters: Dress and Identity in India. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Early Indian Photography

A Shifting focus: photography in India, 1850-1900. Exhibition organized by Brett Rogers and Sean Williams. London: British Library, 1995.

Baldwin, Gordon. Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991.

Barthes, Roland. Camera lucida: reflections on photography. Translated by Richard Howard. New York: Hill and Wang, 1981.

Dehejia, Vidya, ed. India through the lens: Photography 1840-1911. San Rafael: Smithsonian Institution, 2000.

Delamotte, Philip H. The practice of photography: a manual for students and amateurs. London: Joseph Cundall, 1853.

Desmond, Ray. Photography in India during the nineteenth century. London: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (H.M.S.O.), 1976.

Falconer, John. India: Pioneering Photographers, 1850 – 1900. London: The British Library, 2001.

___. “‘A pure labor of love’: A publishing history of The People of India.” Colonialist Photography: Imag(in)ing Race and Place. London: Routledge, 2002.

Gutman, Judith Mara. Through Indian Eyes: 19th and Early 20th Century Photography from India. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.

Johnson, Robert Flynn, ed. Reverie and Reality: Nineteenth-Century Photographs of India from the Ehrenfeld Collection. San Francisco: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 2003.

Karlekar, Malavika. Re-Visioning the Past: Early Photography in Bengal, 1875 – 1915. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Newhall, Beaumont. The History of Photography: from 1839 to the present. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1982.

Pelizzari, Maria Antonella, ed. Traces of India: Photography, Architecture, and the Politics of Representation, 1850 – 1900. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.

Pinney, Christopher. Camera Indica: The Social Life of Indian Photographs. London: Reaktion Books Ltd., 1997.

Pinney, Christopher and Nicolas Peterson. Photography’s Other Histories. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003.

Sontag, Susan. On Photography. New York: Picador, 1973.

Tagg, John. The burden of representation: essays on photographies and histories. Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1988.

The People of India: A series of photographic illustrations, with descriptive letterpress of the races of Hindustan, originally prepared under the authority of the government of India, and reproduced by order of the Secretary of State for India in council. Edited by J. Forbes Watson and John William Kaye. London: India Museum, 1868-75.

Thomas, G. History of Photography: India 1840 – 1980. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Press, 1981.

Worswick, Clark and Ainslie Embree. The Last Empire: Photography in British India, 1855 – 1911. New York: Aperture, Inc., 1976.

Worswick, Clark, ed. Princely India: photographs by Raja Deen Dayal, 1884-1910. New York: Knopf, 1980.

Royal Architecture

Asher, Catherine B. “Mapping Hindu-Muslim Identities Through the Architecture of Shahjahanabad and Jaipur.” Beyond Turk and Hindu: Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate South Asia, edited by David Gilmartin and Bruce Lawrence. Gainesville: The University of Florida, 2000.

___. “A Ray from the Sun: Mughal Ideology and the Visual Construction of the Divine.” The Presence of Light: Divine Radiance and Religious Experience, edited by Matthew T. Kapstein. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Koch, Ebba. “The Baluster Column: A European Motif in Mughal Architecture and Its Meaning.” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 45. 251-262. London: Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 1982.

Mitchell, George. The Royal Palaces of India. London: Thames and Hudson, 1994.

Tillotson, G.H.R. The Rajput Palaces: The Development of an Architectural Style, 1450-1750. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987.

British in India

Bayly, C.A. Rulers, Townsmen, and Bazaars: north Indian society in the age of British expansion, 1770-1870. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Chaudhuri, K.N. The Trading World of Asia and the English East India Company, 1660-1760. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978.

Cohn, Bernard. Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Guha-Thakurta, Tapati. Monuments, Objects, Histories: Institutions of Art in Colonial and Postcolonial India. New York: Columbia University, 2004.

Mitter, Partha. Much Maligned Monsters: History of European Reactions to Indian art. Oxford: Clarendon, 1977.

___. Art and Nationalism in Colonial India 1850 – 1922. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Court Life / Indian Kingship

Allen, Charles and Sharada Dwivedi. Lives of the Indian Princes. New York: Crown, 1984.

Desai, Vishakha N. Life at Court: Art for India’s Rulers, 16th – 19th Centuries. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1985.

Dirks, Nicholas B. The Hollow Crown: Ethnohistory of an Indian kingdom. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1993.

Jaffer, Amin. Made for Maharajas: A Design Diary of Princely India. New York: The Vendome Press, 2006.

Paul, E. Jaiwant. The Unforgettable Maharajas. New Delhi: Roli Books, 2003.

Tod, Lieutenant-Colonel James. Annals and antiquities of Rajast’han, or the central and western Rajpoot states of India. London: Smith, Elder and co., 1829-32.

Waghorne, Joanne Punzo. The Raja’s Magic Clothes: Re-Visioning Kingship and Divinity in England’s India. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994.

General History

Asher, Catherine and Cynthia Talbot. India Before Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Gordon, Stewart. When Asia was the world. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2008.

Kulke, Hermann and Dietmar Rothermund. A History of India. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Metcalf, Thomas R. and Barbara D. Metcalf. A Concise History of Modern India. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.



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