Friday, November 6, 2015

Print pick: Pioneering collectors of Hindu art featured in new book

New book explores the contributions of the Buddhist and Jain communities through to India's modern day collectors
This book presents the stories of the pioneering collectors and traces the journey of the great works of art. The author has mined memoirs of scholars, collectors and dealers to reveal little-known facts about how they came to acquire some of their prized pieces. [link]

Title: "In Pursuit of the Past: Collecting Old Art in Modern India circa 1875-1950"
Author: Pratapaditya Pal
Price: Rs. 2,800.00 ($52.00 on