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Title Sultans of the South : arts of India's Deccan Courts, 1323-1687 / edited by Navina Najat Haidar and Marika Sardar.

Imprint New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven, Conn. ; London : Distributed by Yale University Press, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    709.548 SUL    Available
Description xiv, 322 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm.
Series The Metropolitan Museum of Art symposia
Metropolitan Museum of Art symposia.
Note "Many of the essays published in this volume were presented at the Symposium 'The Art of India's Deccan Sultans,' held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on October 24-26, 2008."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 308-321).
Contents A social and historical introduction to the Deccan, 1323-1687 / Richard M. Eaton -- Farrukh beg in the Deccan: an update / Robert Skelton -- The Kitab-i Nauras: key to Bijapur's golden age / Navina Najat Haidar -- The Pem Nem: a sixteenth century illustrated romance from Bijapur / Deborah Hutton -- Deccani elements in early Pahari painting / John Seyller -- The courtly gardens of Abdul's Ibrahim Nama / Ali Akbar Husain -- The multiple worlds of Amin Khan: crossing Persianate and Indic cultural boundaries in the Quth Shahi Kingdom / Phillip B. Wagoner -- Diabolic fancies and composite animals: Persian poetry and the grotesques of Deccani and Mughal painting / Michael Barry -- Deccani carpets: creating a corpus / Steven Cohen -- The attribution and circulation of flowering tree and medallion design Deccani embroideries / Yumiko Kamada -- A seventeenth century Kalamkari hanging at the Metropolitan Museum of Art / Marika Sardar -- A ruler and his courtesans celebrate Vasantotsava: courtly and divine love in a Nayaka Kalamkari / John Guy -- Muhammad din Tughluq and temples of the Deccan, 1321-26 / Richard M. Eaton -- The Solah Khamba Mosque at Bidar as a ceremonial hall of the Bahmanis / Helen Philon -- Fortifications and gunpowder in the Deccan, 1368-1687 / Klaus Rötzer -- Swords in the Deccan in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: their manufacture and the influence of European imports / Robert Elgood -- Indic themes in the design and decoration of the Ibrahim Rauza in Bijapur / George Mitchell -- The epigraphic program of the Ibrahim Rauza in Bijapur / Bruce Wannell -- The inscriptions of the Ibrahim Rauza tomb / Abdullah Ghouchani and Bruce Wannell -- Schematic of the Ibrahim Rauza -- Postscript: continuities in the Deccan, from ancient times to the Sultanate period / Kurt Behrendt.
Summary Between the 14th and the 17th century, the Deccan plateau of south-central India was home to a series of important and highly cultured Muslim courts. Subtly blending elements from Iran, West Asia, southern India, and northern India, the arts produced under these sultanates are markedly different from those of the rest of India and especially from those produced under Mughal patronage. This publication, a result of a 2008 symposium held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, investigates the arts of Deccan and the unique output in the fields of painting, literature, architecture, arms, textiles, and carpet.
Subject Art, Indic -- India -- Deccan -- Congresses.
Deccan (India) -- Civilization.
Added Author Haidar, Navina Najat.
Sardar, Marika.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN 9781588394385 (pbk. : The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
1588394387 (pbk. : The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
9780300175875 (pbk. : Yale Univeersity Press)
0300175876 (pbk. : Yale Univeersity Press)

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