Metamorphoses of Indian Gods
195pp 110 b/w and col.illus. 1988
ISBN : 9788170460299
Rs 300.00 (PB)
It was probably a priest or an agent on Louis XV's orders for exotica for the Royal Library who picked up a collection of 105 Indian miniatures and carried it to Paris from where it made its way to the collection of the enlightened Polish King, Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski. Ms Marta Jakomiwcz Shah, Indologist and art historian, reproduces almost all of these paintings, about a quarter of them in colour, with elaborate annotations, and a scholarly introduction underlining the characteristics of this little-known school of art.