Nainsukh of Guler A Great Indian Painter from a Small Hill-State

B.N.Goswamy & Eberhard Fischer

ISBN: 9788189738761
Publisher: Niyogi Books
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 9 in x 11.75 in
Pages: 304
Illustrations: 244 color
hardcover, non-returnable
New title

RRP $85.00

  • The most comprehensive guide thus far on the miniature paintings of Pahari painters
  • The book has received a Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Book Production 2011 from the Federation of Indian Publishers

In this book, which is the result of painstaking research spread over many years, Professor B.N. Goswamy has brought together Nainsukh's entire known or ascribable oeuvre: close to a hundred paintings, painted sketches and drawings which contain the first flush of his thoughts. Nainsukh of Guler is perhaps the first ever book to appear on a traditional painter of the past in India. It is a ground-breaking work: illuminating in its scholarship and written in a flowing, almost poetic style. Justly, it has received worldwide notice.

About this Book
The Painter and his Work
Early Period (1730-1740)
Middle Period (1740-1760)
Late Period (1760-1775)
The Scholars and their Arguments
On How and When Nainsukh's Works Came to Light
On the Identity of Nainsukh's Patron Balwant Singh
On the Inscription on Nainsukh's work
Genealogical Table of the Seu-Family

Distinguished art historian BN Goswamy's writings have influenced much thinking in the realm of Pahari paintings. He received the 1998 Padma Shri and the 2008 Padma Bhushan awards. Renowned art historian and cultural anthropologist Eberhard Fischer was up until recently the Director of the Museum Rietberg, Zurich. He became deeply involved in the craft - especially textiles - traditions of India, and then in mainstream Indian art. He has written and curated extensively.

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