The Visual World of Muslim India: The Art, Culture and Society of the Deccan in the Early Modern Era

The Visual World of Muslim India: The Art, Culture and Society of the Deccan in the Early Modern Era

by Laura E. Parodi

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848857469
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Series: Library of South Asian History and Culture
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Laura Parodi is College Lecturer in Islamic Painting at University College Dublin, Ireland and has taught previously at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. She obtained her PhD in the History of South- and East-Asian Art at the University of Genoa.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: The Deccan as a Laboratory for the Study of Early Modern Visual Culture
PART I: EXPLORING URBAN LANDSCAPES FROM THE FUNCTIONAL TO THE SYMBOLIC
1. The Circular Cities of the Deccan
2. Golconda's Mosques and Tombs: Distribution, Chronology and Meaning
3. Recreating Islam in the Seventeenth-Century Deccan
PART II: PEOPLE'S BELIEFS IN THE MIRROR OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE ARTS
4. Sculpted Representations of Muslims and Bahmani Architectural Influence at Vijayanagara
5. The Great Mosque at Gulbarga Reinterpreted as the Hazar Sutun of Firuz Shah Bahmani
6. Deccani Guns: Features and Ornamentalism
7. The Fighting on the Wall: Animal Symbolism in the Deccan in a Eurasian Perspective
PART III: COURT ART POLIICIES: COSMOPOLITANISM, DIPLOMACY AND THE VISUAL
8. Variations on a Persian Theme: Persianate Painting at the Court of Golconda
9. A Dutch Artist in Biajapur
10. Vida de Jacques de Coutre: A Flemish Account of Bijapuri Visual Culture in the Shadow of Mughal Felicity
PART IV: BEYOND THE COURT: MARKET COMMODITIES AND POPULAR DEVOTION AS REFLECTED IN THE ARTS
11. East and West: The Deccan and the Outside World
12. Bidri Ware and the New Mughal Order
13. Gulshan-i 'Ishq: Illustrations of a Sufi Romance of the Deccan
14. Sacred Spaces and Objects of Popular Muslim Devotion, Practices and Festivals
Conclusion

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