Recent library acquisitions from India

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The trust library recently added to its collection a substantial acquisition of books from the National Museum, Delhi, following our participation in the museum’s hosting of the exhibition ‘The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination’ in 2016. These beautifully illustrated volumes are all catalogued on Cambridge University Library’s iDiscover search platform and are available to view at the trust:

Rupa-Pratirupa: The Body in Indian Art / Naman P. Ahuja. New Delhi: National Museum, 2014. [Publication to accompany an exhibition held at National Museum, New Delhi from 14th March to 7th June 2014]. Shelfmark: AIIT.a.1806

Paperback | ISBN 9788185832272 | 2014 | vii, 212 pages | chiefly colour illustrations | 25 cm + 1 CD [containing 11 tracks by various singing and percussion artists of Indian classical music]

Nauras: the many arts of the Deccans / edited and curated by Preeti Bahadur Ramaswami and Kavita Singh. New Delhi: National Museum, (2015). Catalogue of an exhibition of works from the National Museum of India, held at the National Museum, New Delhi (2015), in collaboration with The Aesthetics Project and including other works on loan from the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Shelfmark: AIIT.a.1805

Paperback | ISBN 9788185832319 | 2015 195 pages | chiefly colour illustrations | 23 cm

An introduction to the Indus Valley Civilization: the great civilization of the world / Sanjib Kumar Singh and Gunjan Kumar Srivastava. New Delhi: National Museum, 2015. Shelfmark: AIIT.a.1808

Paperback | ISBN 9788185832326 | 2015 | 112 pages | chiefly colour illustrations | 21 cm

Unearthing Pattanam: histories, cultures, crossings / P.J. Cherian, with Jaya Menon; exhibition concept, Venu Vasudevan; research and editing, Preeta Nayar and Arundhati Chowdhury; design, Siddhartha Chatterjee. New Delhi: National Museum, 2014. Catalog of an exhibition of the material culture of Pattanam excavations, curated by P.J. Cherian with text by Jaya Menon held at the National Museum, India. Shelfmark: AIIT.a.1807

Paperback | 2014 | x, 142 pages | colour and black & white illustrations | 23 cm

Piety and Splendour: Sikh heritage in art / B.N. Goswarmy. New Delhi: National Museum, 2000. This publication serves as a catalogue for the exhibition ‘Piety and Splendour : Sikh Heritage in Art’, presented and hosted by the National Museum, New Delhi in [March] 2000. Shelfmark AIIT.a.1804

Paperback | 2000 | [8], 251 pages | illustrations (some colour) | 29 cm

Jewels of the Nizams / Usha R Bala Krishnan ; photography, Bharath Ramamrutham. New Delhi: Department of Culture, Government of India [in association with India Book House Pvt Ltd.], [2001]. Included is a catalogue of the Nizam’s jewellery collection, Hyderabad, India. Shelfmark: AIIT.b.163

Paperback | ISBN 8185832153 | 2001 | 240 pages | chiefly colour illustrations and portraits | 33 cm

Alchi, the living heritage of Ladakh : 1000 years of Buddhist art / foreword: Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, text: Dr. Nawang Tsering, photography: Aditya Arya. Leh-Ladakh: Central Institute of Buddhist Studies : Likir Monastery; New Delhi: National Museum, 2009. This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Alchi: the living heritage of Ladakh’ to celebrate the golden jubilee year of CIBS, Leh-Ladakh. The exhibition at National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi – 5th Jan to 22nd February, 2009. Shelfmark: AIIT.b.165

Paperback | ISBN 9788190818100 | 2009 | xxv, 150 pages | colour illustrations | 31 cm

Cosmology to cartography : a cultural journey of Indian maps : from the collections of Kalakriti Archives, Hyderabad and National Museum / Dr Vivek Nanda, Dr Alexander Johnson. New Delhi : National Museum, [2015]. A catalogue to accompany the exhibition ‘Cosmology to Cartography: A Cultural Journey of Indian Maps’, held at National Museum, New Delhi, in cooperation with Kalakriti Archives, Hyderabad, 11 August – 11 October, 2015. This publication showcases the exhibition’s epic journey from mythological visions of the universe and religious symbolism to a scientific description of India Shelfmark: AIIT.b.164

Hardcover | 9788186921760 | [2015] | 297 pages | colour illustrations | 30 cm

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