The great tradition of Indian bronze sculpture stretches back into pre-history
to the Indus Valley civilization. In the hands of the Indian artist, bronze
was a very moving medium, capable of many expressions. For the first time
a single volume brings together masterpieces drawn from different areas
and schools through the centuries, showing the astonishing range and versatility
of this tradition.
Ten eminent authors, each an authority in his field, unfold the glory
of the Indian bronze tradition through different periods from 2500 BC
to the seventeenth century AD. An overview is provided in the introduction
by Karl Khandalavala, eminent art historian and scholar. The photographs,
many specially commissioned for the book, include hitherto-unpublished
examples from Museums and temples. One reviewer has described the book
as “a quantal leap in Indian publishing”.
Meant for the connoisseur and the lay reader alike, this book is sure
to enhance appreciation of this magnificent heritage.