Stephen Markel and Tushara Bindu Gude, India's Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow. New York: Prestel, 2010.
Joan Cummins and Doris Srinivasan. Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Saviour. Ocean Township, NJ: Grantha, 2011.
Something Old, Something New: Rabindranath Tagore 150th Birth Anniversary Volume
edited by Pratapaditya Pal
ISBN‐13: 978-9380581057 305 x 241 mm Hardcover Rs.2500.00 / US$68.00
The Wonders of Lo: The Artistic Heritage of Mustang
edited by Elberto Lo Bue
ISBN-13: 978-9380581026 305 x 241 mm Hardcover Rs.2500.00 / US$68.00
The Art of Loving Krishna: Ornamentation and Devotion, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.
The title is also available for Kindle via Amazon.com:
Since ancient times, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities through beautiful ornamentation—dressing and decorating the deities with elaborate clothing, jewelry, and flowers. In this pioneering study of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers across temple thresholds and into the god Krishna’s sacred domain. She describes what devotees see when they behold gorgeously attired representations of the god and why these images look the way they do. She discusses new media as well as global forms of devotion popular in India and abroad. The Art of Loving Krishna opens a universe of meaning in which art, religious action, and devotion are dynamically intertwined.
Cynthia Packert is Professor of the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Middlebury College. She is author of The Sculpture of Early Medieval Rajasthan.
Krishnan, Gauri Parimoo, ed. Ramayana in Focus: Visual and Performing Arts of Asia. Singapore: Asian Civilisations Museum, 2011.
Paperback: 230 pages
Pub Date: Jul 2010
S$70.00 [approx US$50]