Christian Themes in Indian Art from Mughal Times to the Present

By: Anand Amaladass SJ

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This book is a pioneering work, showcasing Christian themes in Indian art from the beginnings of Christianity in India till today. The authors have, in the main, death with paintings and sculptures, but have supplemented this with one chapter on architecture, particularly that of church buildings, and one on popular art, including stamps. Around 1,100 rare colored illustrations make this publication a unique reference book. It is the first complex treatment of the theme done in the last 25 years. Special emphasis is givin to artists who as Hindus, Muslims and Parsees have chosen to paint Biblical themes. Already in the 16th century the encouraging and surprising encounter between European Christian prints and Indian miniature paintings took place. The Muslim Emperor Akbar invited three Jesuit missions from Goa to the Mogul court. Fascinated by European Madonnas and engravings, especially with Christian themes, he ordered his painters to copy them in various ways. This was the start of a revolutionary fusion in Indian miniatures. Most of the Bengali artists who were chaptered by the human God Jesus and his agony are Hindus like Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Nikhil Biswas, Arup Das, Subhas Roy, Suman Roy, Sudip Roy etc. Printed Pages: 428

Title: Christian Themes in Indian Art from Mughal Times to the Present

Author Name: Anand Amaladass SJ

Categories: Art, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173049459

ISBN 13: 9788173049453

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200623

Keywords: Christian Themes in Indian Art from Mughal Times to the Present Anand Amaladass SJ