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Sindh : Past Glory Present Nostalgia

Pratapaditya Pal

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ISBN 10: 8185026882 / ISBN 13: 9788185026886
Editorial: Marg, Mumbai, 2008
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Contents Preface. 1. Introduction/Pratapaditya Pal. 2. Prehistoric Sindh/Dilip K. Chakrabarti. 3. Coinages at the crossroads the monetary heritage of Sindh/Shailendra Bhandare. 4. The artistic heritage of early Sindh/Pratapaditya Pal. 5. The reconstruction of a Buddhist Stupa at Mirpurkhas/Sabyasachi Mukherjee. 6. The Great Shiva temple at Debal/Ibrahim Shah. 7. Of merchants courtiers and saints the Islamic architecture of Sindh/Alka Patel. 8. The Banbhore Palimpsest/Mumtaz Currim. 9. The living textile traditions of Sindh/Noorjehan Bilgrami. 10. Picturing Sindh British representations/Rosemarry Raza. 11. Kalachi Kurrachee Karachi biography of a metropolis/Nandita Bhavnani. 12. Of migrations and transitions contemporary art in Sindh/Salima Hashmi. 13. Excavating memories images on a quilt cover/Yashodhara Dalmia. 14. Flavours of Sindh culinary memories of the Hindu community/Sherina Advani. Index. Sindh represents a unique geopolitical entity in the history of the Indian subcontinent. Drained by the Indus its fertile plains stretch between the mountain ranges of Baluchistan to the west and the Thar desert in the east. Across the passes through Baluchistan Sindh connects with Iran on the eastern side the desert cuts it off from the mass of India barring a few caravan routes. The Indus delta makes up for this acting as a trade artery along its length and giving Sindh strong maritime links with Kutch and Gujarat and across the Arabian Sea with the Persian Gulf. Situated at the crossroads of diverse cultural influences its physical terrain has fostered a variety of crafts from the time of the Indus Civilization to the present. Three major events have contributed to the shaping of Sindh's history politics and culture the Muslim conquest in 711 the British conquest in 1843 and the Partition of India in 1947. The last has been the most dramatic and far reaching altering the demography of the region when the Hindus moved out and Muslim refugees from other parts of India moved to Pakistan. This is the first lavishly illustrated book to look at the heritage of Sindh with chapters by scholars from both India and Pakistan. The first half takes note of the famed Indus Civilization the Buddhist Stupas and Sculpture Hindu temples Islamic monuments and tombs the port city of Banbhore and the coinage and economy up to the time when the British annexed Sindh. Later chapters evoke a sense of cultural nostalgia on a range of subjects the colourful woven and embroidered fabrics of Sindh the visual records of the region by British artists and photographers Karachi cosmopolitan city of Sindh modelled on Bombay as remembered by those who once lived there the sense of tumult and displacement which still resonates in works by artists on both sides of the border and the distinctive cuisine of the province as remembered by Diasporic Sindhis. 180 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 71821

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Título: Sindh : Past Glory Present Nostalgia

Editorial: Marg, Mumbai

Año de publicación: 2008

Encuadernación: Hardbound

Condición del libro: As New

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It is one of the first books to look at the heritage of Sindh through the eyes of scholars from both India and Pakistan.

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Pratapaditya Pal is Visiting Curator of India, Himalayan, and Southwest Asian Art at The Art Institute of Chicago and former Senior Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). He is the author or coauthor of over fifty books, monographs, and exhibition catalogs. Amy Heller has been a member of a research team of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris since 1986. Her publications include "Tibetan Art "(1999).

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