Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 772

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 772

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address [email protected].

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Art and Architecture > Architecture > Peacock: In Indian Art, Thought and Literature
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Peacock: In Indian Art, Thought and Literature
Peacock: In Indian Art, Thought and Literature
Description
About The Book

The National Bird of India is the Peacock. Majestic and graceful, with a beautiful form and charming colors, it caught the fancy of the Indian artisans from early times, who used it profusely in their artistic creations. From the Harappan period to the present day, in every art expression the Peacock is beautifully portrayed. It has been depicted as a sacred bird; mount of Kartikeya an important deity of Hindu pantheon and an absent lover in the miniature paintings.

The present monograph is an in-depth study of all aspects related to this bird -its habitat, history, narration in Indian mythology and literature various forms its used and medicinal properties mentioned in ancient texts. 107 carefully selected colourful illustrations and 25 sketches on the subject show various aspects of Peacock in art forms.

 

About The Author

Ms. Krishna Lal (M.A. history from Aligarh University) served in the department of Decorative Arts and Textiles for 34 years in the National Museum, New Delhi. In 1971-72, she was awarded a French Government Scholarship to study in France for a 'Diploma in Museography'. Under Cultural Exchange programmes, she made a special study of Decorative Arts, visiting most museums in France and the then U.S.S.R.

Ms. Lal Participated in several seminars and international conferences held in U.K. Mexico and Greece and presented papers there. In addition to coordinating several national and participant in the festival of India Exhibition, She was an active participant in the Festival of India Exhibition in U.K. France and the U.S.S.R. during 1982-88.

Her literary/ research work includes writing a catalogue " Bidriware in the National Museum Collection, New Delhi" (1990), two catalogues on " Indian Decorative Arts" published in German (1985) in Russian (1987) co-authoring two books titled "Tourism Museums and Monuments in India" (1974) and "Cultural Tourism in India" (2003). She has also contributed a chapter on "Indian Decorative Arts" in Masterpieces of National Museum Collection published by the National Museum in 1985.

After retiring from the national Museum in 1994, she joined the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts as an adviser for documentation and cataloguing of the art objects in the Cultural Archives of the Centre and worked there for five years.

Presently she busy in a research project assigned by the Government of India.

 

Preface

From early childhood, I was much fascinated by the peacock, its majestic and graceful from and the charming colors of its plumage. My curiosity and fascination was later whetted when I saw at the National Museum New Delhi, a figure of the Peacock painted on a burial jar from Harappa carrying a man in its stomach then a peacock as a vehicle for Skanda in stone sculpture and bronze as also a wooden peacock with a seat at its back to carry deities during a procession. After further study I learnt that the Peacock found an honourable place among the decorative motifs of Indian Arts such as pottery sculptures terracottas, bronzes, textiles, paintings and applied arts- ivory, jewellery, metalware, etc. Based on my early study, I published a paper entitled 'Peacock in Indian art', in the Journal of the Oriental Institute of the M.S. University of Baroda, in 1973.

The paper received appreciation from several eminent art historians and thus I was encouraged to study the subject in detail. My official duties as Keeper of Decorative Arts in the National Museum kept me occupied most of time. But whatever little time I could spare, I devoted to collecting material, selecting and acquiring from service that I could devote ample time to sift through my notes, work the final chapters, arrange the photographs and give the book its final shape.

At present, I have been assigned the task of cataloguing the Textile Collection of the National Museum.

 

Contents
Preface 7
Acknowledgements 9
Introduction 11
List of Illustrations 17
List of Sketches 23
Chapter 1: Peacock in History, Mythology and Literature 25
Chapter 2: Peacock in Stone, Terracotta and Bronze Sculpture 39
Chapter 3: Peacock in Paintings 47
Chapter 4: Peacock in Decorative Arts 65
Chapter 5: Peacock in Textiles 101
Chapter 6: Peacock- Its Uses 129
References 135
Appendix I: Takht-I- Taos (Peacock Throne) 139
Appendix II: Peacock in Brihat Samhita 141
Appendix III: Peacock in Charaka Samhita 146
Appendix IV: Peacock in Sushrut Samhita 149
Glossary 153
Bibliography 159
Index 167

 

Sample Pages








Peacock: In Indian Art, Thought and Literature

Item Code:
IDI078
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2006
ISBN:
97881701742955
Language:
English
Size:
11.0 inch x 9.0 inch
Pages:
169 (Throughout Color and B/W Illustrations)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 960 gms
Price:
$55.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Peacock: In Indian Art, Thought and Literature

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 22085 times since 11th Dec, 2015
About The Book

The National Bird of India is the Peacock. Majestic and graceful, with a beautiful form and charming colors, it caught the fancy of the Indian artisans from early times, who used it profusely in their artistic creations. From the Harappan period to the present day, in every art expression the Peacock is beautifully portrayed. It has been depicted as a sacred bird; mount of Kartikeya an important deity of Hindu pantheon and an absent lover in the miniature paintings.

The present monograph is an in-depth study of all aspects related to this bird -its habitat, history, narration in Indian mythology and literature various forms its used and medicinal properties mentioned in ancient texts. 107 carefully selected colourful illustrations and 25 sketches on the subject show various aspects of Peacock in art forms.

 

About The Author

Ms. Krishna Lal (M.A. history from Aligarh University) served in the department of Decorative Arts and Textiles for 34 years in the National Museum, New Delhi. In 1971-72, she was awarded a French Government Scholarship to study in France for a 'Diploma in Museography'. Under Cultural Exchange programmes, she made a special study of Decorative Arts, visiting most museums in France and the then U.S.S.R.

Ms. Lal Participated in several seminars and international conferences held in U.K. Mexico and Greece and presented papers there. In addition to coordinating several national and participant in the festival of India Exhibition, She was an active participant in the Festival of India Exhibition in U.K. France and the U.S.S.R. during 1982-88.

Her literary/ research work includes writing a catalogue " Bidriware in the National Museum Collection, New Delhi" (1990), two catalogues on " Indian Decorative Arts" published in German (1985) in Russian (1987) co-authoring two books titled "Tourism Museums and Monuments in India" (1974) and "Cultural Tourism in India" (2003). She has also contributed a chapter on "Indian Decorative Arts" in Masterpieces of National Museum Collection published by the National Museum in 1985.

After retiring from the national Museum in 1994, she joined the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts as an adviser for documentation and cataloguing of the art objects in the Cultural Archives of the Centre and worked there for five years.

Presently she busy in a research project assigned by the Government of India.

 

Preface

From early childhood, I was much fascinated by the peacock, its majestic and graceful from and the charming colors of its plumage. My curiosity and fascination was later whetted when I saw at the National Museum New Delhi, a figure of the Peacock painted on a burial jar from Harappa carrying a man in its stomach then a peacock as a vehicle for Skanda in stone sculpture and bronze as also a wooden peacock with a seat at its back to carry deities during a procession. After further study I learnt that the Peacock found an honourable place among the decorative motifs of Indian Arts such as pottery sculptures terracottas, bronzes, textiles, paintings and applied arts- ivory, jewellery, metalware, etc. Based on my early study, I published a paper entitled 'Peacock in Indian art', in the Journal of the Oriental Institute of the M.S. University of Baroda, in 1973.

The paper received appreciation from several eminent art historians and thus I was encouraged to study the subject in detail. My official duties as Keeper of Decorative Arts in the National Museum kept me occupied most of time. But whatever little time I could spare, I devoted to collecting material, selecting and acquiring from service that I could devote ample time to sift through my notes, work the final chapters, arrange the photographs and give the book its final shape.

At present, I have been assigned the task of cataloguing the Textile Collection of the National Museum.

 

Contents
Preface 7
Acknowledgements 9
Introduction 11
List of Illustrations 17
List of Sketches 23
Chapter 1: Peacock in History, Mythology and Literature 25
Chapter 2: Peacock in Stone, Terracotta and Bronze Sculpture 39
Chapter 3: Peacock in Paintings 47
Chapter 4: Peacock in Decorative Arts 65
Chapter 5: Peacock in Textiles 101
Chapter 6: Peacock- Its Uses 129
References 135
Appendix I: Takht-I- Taos (Peacock Throne) 139
Appendix II: Peacock in Brihat Samhita 141
Appendix III: Peacock in Charaka Samhita 146
Appendix IV: Peacock in Sushrut Samhita 149
Glossary 153
Bibliography 159
Index 167

 

Sample Pages








Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Peacock: In Indian Art, Thought and Literature (Art and Architecture | Books)

Oxford Readings in Indian Art
by B. N. Goswamy
Hardcover (Edition: 2018)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAH703
$70.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Indian Embroidery
Item Code: IDJ899
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Underground Shrine (Queen's Step-Well At Patan)
Item Code: NAF846
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Handicrafted Indian Enamel Jewellery
by Rita Devi Sharma And M. Varadarajan
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Roli Books
Item Code: NAE421
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Glimpses of Art, Architecture and Buddhist Literature in Ancient India
by K. Krishna Murthy
Hardcover (Edition: 1987)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: IDE050
$22.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Pahari Paintings of The Nala-Damayanti Theme
by Dr. Karan Singh
Hardcover (Edition: 1995)
National Museum, New Delhi
Item Code: NAF987
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Varanasi Vista (Early Views of the Holy City)
by Jagmohan Mahajan
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Indica Books, Varanasi
Item Code: IDK292
$75.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
BHARHUT SCULPTURES
by R.C. Sharma
Hardcover (Edition: 1994)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: IDE815
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Jammu Ragamala Paintings
Item Code: IDK002
$45.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Cult of The Goddess
Deal 15% Off
Item Code: NAJ939
$175.00$148.75
You save: $26.25 (15%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Passage Through India
Item Code: IDI995
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
BIRDS AND ANIMALS IN INDIAN ART
by GEETIKA JAIN
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
National Book Trust, India
Item Code: IDG867
$7.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Art of Kantha Embroidery
Item Code: NAC133
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
http://fabrikadialogov.ru/%d1%81%d1%82%d1%80%d0%b0%d0%bd%d0%b8%d1%86%d0%b0-%d0%b2-%d1%84%d0%b5%d0%b9%d1%81%d0%b1%d1%83%d0%ba%d0%b5/ http://www.google.co.th/url?q=http://www.kirolan.ru/bitrix/rk.php?goto=http://ulin21.com/appi/content/create-payday-loans-direct-lender-only-no-teletrack-your-parents-would-be-proud https://zerde.gov.kz/bitrix/redirect.php?event1=&event2=&event3=&goto=http://drsaurabhaoncologist.com/forbidden-truth-about-aspire-money-loan-reviews-revealed-old-pro http://cause-premature-ejaculation.com/anxiety-causes-premature-ejaculation/ http://fondedinstvo.ru/bitrix/rk.php?goto=http://fullkade.com/Go/index.php%3Furl=https://www.daule.gob.ec/UserProfile/tabid/43/UserID/117383/language/en-US/Default.aspx http://www.bakuoilrefinery.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=mcgrifon.ru%2Fbitrix%2Frk.php%3Fgoto%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.livesweden.se%2Fmembers%2Fulyssesaleman0%2F https://jtbtigers.com/paydayloaninterestrates588993 http://yomoto.ru/engine/redirect.php?url=http://www.livata.com/how-make-your-product-ferrari-same-day-money-loans/ http://zeppelin.tj/bitrix/redirect.php?event1=&event2=&event3=&goto=https://engawa.kakaku.com%2Fjump%2F%3Furl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.livesweden.se%2Fmembers%2Fulyssesaleman0%2F/ http://rivercampflorida.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.mincultri.ru%2Fbitrix%2Frk.php%3Fgoto%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fjuegosfriv100000.com%2Fprofile%2Fsaulappleba http://randfin.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=vilka-ready.ru%2Fbitrix%2Frk.php%3Fgoto%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fks.jiali.tw%2Fuserinfo.php%3Fuid%3D3571580 http://[email protected]/?a%5B%5D=%3Ca+href%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fjeovabarbosaengenharia.com%2Fproperty%2Fcondominio-ecotajacuaba%2Fgl_ecotajacuaba05%2F%3Evisit+their+website%3C%2Fa%3E http://www.schekino.ru/bitrix/rk.php?goto=http://photos.newocx.com/index.php?url=http://www.tunes-interiors.com/UserProfile/tabid/81/userId/9229710/Default.aspx http://jewishtoolkit.org/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.coolen-pluijm.nl%2F%2Fcookies%2F%3Furl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.dtt.marche.it%2FUserProfile%2Ftabid%2F43%2FUserID%2F8900254%2FDefault.aspx http://[email protected]/phpinfo.php?a%5B%5D=%3Ca+href%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Ftravelnstay.in%2FUserProfile%2Ftabid%2F61%2FuserId%2F6690947%2FDefault.aspx%3E%22payday+loans+online%22%3C%2Fa%3E http://www.spiritualgifts.org/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=urupinsk.net%2Fbitrix%2Frk.php%3Fgoto%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.sienando.com%2Findex.php%2FStephanieFlockhart/ http://www.ub.edu/italiano/index.php?title=Usuari:BIWShanel513633 https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&source=web&url=https://bid.westcentralauctionco.com%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F17235%2Flot%2F2381397%2F%3Furl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fkea.obr14.ru%2Fuser%2FEdison85N8141%2F https://dbasia.me/paydayloansindc35186 http://www.goslingshot.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=byterg.ru%2Fbitrix%2Frk.php%3Fgoto%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.tunes-interiors.com%2FUserProfile%2Ftabid%2F81%2FuserId%2F9229710%2FDefault.aspx http://www.ancientsofia.bg/en/node/106294 http://sm-industry.ru/bitrix/rk.php?goto=http://tiu.ru/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tunes-interiors.com%2FUserProfile%2Ftabid%2F81%2FuserId%2F9229710%2FDefault.aspx http://seejaneski.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=i.mobilerz.net%2Fjump.php%3Furl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.livesweden.se%2Fmembers%2Fulyssesaleman0%2F http://spheresofa.net/bbs/yybbs.php/clear.php?s=boro https://zab.tv/bitrix/redirect.php?event1=&event2=&event3=&goto=http://www.livesweden.se/members/ulyssesaleman0/ http://www.go-skateboarding.com/?p=1088 http://niceweding.com/board_dKxQ84/936600 http://likenewethospace.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=mirt-med.ru%2Fbitrix%2Frk.php%3Fgoto%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fkea.obr14.ru%2Fuser%2FEdison85N8141%2F http://ferditayfur.gen.tr/modules.php?name=Your_Account&op=userinfo&username=HiramNoack http://www.ez-flo.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=power-crimea.ru%2Fbitrix%2Frk.php%3Fgoto%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.livesweden.se%2Fmembers%2Fulyssesaleman0%2F http://iurii.com/go.php?go=http://www.vauxhall-angels.de/forum/redir.php%3Furl=http://helskens.be/content/what-you-should-do-find-out-about-payday-2-ps3-youre-left-behind http://ceasamef.sn/index.php/2017/10/12/pv-mercredi-07-juin-2017/ http://www.expresstyle-shop.ru/bitrix/redirect.php?event1=&event2=&event3=&goto=http://www.haetsaldun-clinic.co.kr/Question/647473 http://www.xyddn.com/plus/guestbook.php http://www23.tok2.com/home/dkt23/keiji/jawanote.cgi
Michaelfem
I received my Manjushri statue today and I can't put in words how delighted I am with it! Thank you very much. It didn't take very long to get here (the UK) - I wasn't expecting it for a few more weeks. Your support team is very good at providing customer service, too. I must conclude that you have an excellent company.
Mark, UK.
A very comprehensive site for a company with a good reputation.
Robert, UK
I am extremely happy to receive such a beautiful and unique brass idol of Bhagavan Shri Hanumanji. It has been very securely packed and delivered without delay. Thank you very much.
Dheeranand Swamiji
I love this website . Always high quality unique products full of spiritual energy!!! Very fast shipping as well.
Kileigh
Thanks again Exotic India! Always perfect! Great books, India's wisdom golden peak of knowledge!!!
Fotis, Greece
I received the statue today, and it is beautiful! Worth the wait! Thank you so much, blessings, Kimberly.
Kimberly, USA
I received the Green Tara Thangka described below right on schedule. Thank you a million times for that. My teacher loved it and was extremely moved by it. Although I have seen a lot of Green Tara thangkas, and have looked at other Green Tara Thangkas you offer and found them all to be wonderful, the one I purchased is by far the most beautiful I have ever seen -- or at least it is the one that most speaks to me.
John, USA
Your website store is a really great place to find the most wonderful books and artifacts from beautiful India. I have been traveling to India over the last 4 years and spend 3 months there each time staying with two Bengali families that I have adopted and they have taken me in with love and generosity. I love India. Thanks for doing the business that you do. I am an artist and, well, I got through I think the first 6 pages of the book store on your site and ordered almost 500 dollars in books... I'm in trouble so I don't go there too often.. haha.. Hari Om and Hare Krishna and Jai.. Thanks a lot for doing what you do.. Great !
Steven, USA
Great Website! fast, easy and interesting!
Elaine, Australia
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India