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1 J.P.Losty; Cocept: Pramod Kapoor
Delhi 360*: Mazhar Ali Khan's View from the Lahore Gate
Lustre Press/Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 2012; 8174368604 / 9788174368607; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 92 alongwith numerous colour photographs of paintings. 036950

Price: 32.25 USD
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2 J.P.Losty (ed.); Salman Khurshid, Ratish Nanda, and Malvika Singh
Delhi: Red Fort to Raisina
Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 2011; 8174368612 / 9788174368614; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
built on the banks of river Yamuna in 1638 to New Delhi the new capital of British-ruled India in 1911. From Red Fort to Jama Masjid and from Jahanara Bagh to Hayat Bakhsh Bagh, every palace, mosque, bazaar, and bagh in the Mughal city was planned to perfection. The new city too, designed in the early twentieth century, was a blend of Mughal architecture and modern aesthetics. This book celebrates the centenary with four essays on different aspects of Delhi’s history by JP Losty, Salman Khurshid, Ratish Nanda, and Malvika Singh. A lively portrait of the city and its culture and people, the book documents the transition of the old-world charm of Shahjahanabad to a modern city with a new seat of power built on the Raisina Hill. Printed Pages: 248 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 036990

Price: 69.95 USD
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3 J.P. Losty & Jagdish Mittal (Authors)
Indian Paintings of the British Period in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art
Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art; Hyderabad; 2016; 8190487264 / 9788190487269; Hardcover; New; New; 
This exceptionally informative and beautifully illustrated catalogue examines the Museums holdings of paintings done in India under the British during the late 18th and 19th centuries in style popularly known as company Painting. The high-commissioned the best examples of these paintings in India routinely took them back to England upon their retirement from service in India Despite that obstacle and the reticence of most Indian collectors of miniature painting to embrace this unique cultural hybrid of India and Europe, Jagdish and Kamla Mittal were attracted by the new vision and innovative subject inherent in this style of painting of India and Europe, and pursued every opportunity to acquire select examples in India that met their high standards of quality. Over decades of collecting, they amassed thirty compelling paintings in this style, all published here for the first time. J.P. Losty the foremost authority on Anglo-Indian painting, incorporates his latest research into the text, and fleshes out the context and importance of the Museums collection of Paintings in this style by other museums and private collections. This catalogue is an indispensable contribution to the study of Indian painting. Printed Pages: 124 with numerous colour illustrations. 111748

Price: 89.00 USD
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4 J.P. Losty
Picturesque Views of India: Sita Ram (Lord Hasting's Journey from Calcutta to the Punjab, 1814-15)
Lustre Press/Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 9789351941378; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 252 with numerous colour illustrations & 1 map. 107502

Price: 62.37 USD
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5 J.P. Losty & Sumedha V. Ojha (Authors)
Lustre Press/Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 2016; 9789351941231; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 326. 110932

Price: 74.37 USD
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6 J.P. Losty
The Ramayana: Love and Valour in India's Great Epic
Niyogi Books; New Delhi, India; 8189738348 / 9788189738341; Hardcover; New; New; 
The ancient Sanskrit epic The Ramayana is no ordinary story—one of the most important literary works of India, it traverses the philosophical and devotional ideas of the ancient Hindu sages and tells the bittersweet allegorical tale of Prince Rama and his bride Sita. Exiled for fourteen years in the company of his brother and his bride, Rama is heartbroken when the demon king Ravana sneaks off with Sita in the dark of night; ultimately gathering an army of monkeys and bears to search for Sita, Rama kills Ravana and witnesses Sita’s purification by fire—which proves her chastity and vindication by the gods—and the couple return triumphantly to Ayodhya, beginning the righteous rule of Ram-raj and inaugurating a golden age for mankind.Attributed to the poet Valmiki, the Ramayana has developed over the years of its oral tradition from its beginnings as the story of Rama, an ideal human being who obeys the dharma, into its present shape as the glorious tale of Rama—a supreme deity, avatar of Vishnu, and glorious ruler. The British Library’s edition of The Ramayana features 120 sumptuous images selected from some of the Library’s greatest treasures—over 400 paintings from five of the seven volumes of an illustrated manuscript of the Ramayana prepared between 1649 and 1653. One of the greatest works of seventeenth-century Indian art, these seven books were each illustrated on the grandest scale, with paintings occupying the whole page in four different styles of Mewar painting, including two in the style of the studio master Sahib Dib—whose signed work on the sixth book, “The Book of Battles,” is without par in classical Indian art. Unlike most large series of Indian paintings, this stunning collection has not been dispersed—and both the huge scale of the project and the telling of its epic story create in this volume a cumulative effect that is overwhelmingly powerful. This lavish full-color edition of The Ramayana—and the major exhibition at the British Library it accompanies is absolutely not to be missed publishing event by anyone interested in the power of the visual image—and the stories that make our cultural heritage what it is today.Printed Pages: 160 with 141 colour illustrations. 106511

Price: 16.75 USD
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