Sultans Of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence And Fantasy

byNavina Najat Haidar, Marika Sardar

Hardcover | May 5, 2015

Sultans Of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence And Fantasy by Navina Najat Haidar
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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.
Title:Sultans Of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence And FantasyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:368 pages, 11 X 9.5 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:368 pages, 11 X 9.5 X 0.98 inPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300211104

ISBN - 13:9780300211108

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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