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The Ramayana
Love and Valour in India's Great Epic
Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 241 x 276mm
All colour;141 illustrations
ISBN-10: 8189738348 | ISBN-13: 978-81-89738-34-1
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 895 |  29.99 |  20

The illustrated Ramayana commissioned by Rana Jagat Singh of Rajasthan between 1649 and 1653 is among the greatest of seventeenth-century Indian manuscripts. Nearly one hundred and thirty of the paintings are presented in book form for the first time.


J. P. Losty
J. P. Losty
Author

J.P. Losty was the curator of Indian manuscripts and paintings at the British Museum and British Library in London for 34 years until his retirement in 2005. He has published extensively on illustrated Indian manuscripts and painting in India from the 11th to the 19th century. Some of his most important books include the groundbreaking The Art of the Book in India (1982), Calcutta: City of Palaces (1990), The Ramayana: Love and Valour in India’s Great Epic (2008), and Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire (with Malini Roy, 2012). More recent publications include catalogues of two important Indian collections of Company paintings, in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum in Hyderabad (2016) and in the Tapi Collection (2019).