Jerry Losty announces a new website of the entire manuscript of the seven volumes of Rana Jagat Singh of Mewar's Ramayana dated 1649-53, containing the Sanskrit text and 413 out of the 449 surviving paintings known to have been originally in the manuscript. The project has involved a major partnership between the British Library and CSMVS Museum in Mumbai, digitally reuniting over 600 folios which have been split between organisations in the UK and India for the last 150 years. The project, which has been three years in the making, is sponsored by the Jamsetji Tata Trust, the World Collections Programme, and the Friends of the British Library.
University of Wisconsin Library Digital Collections would like to announce that it is the host to a new site containing images of artifacts and descriptions about the early Buddhist site of Nimogram, Dt. Swat, Pakistan. The artifacts expand the knowledge of Gandhāran Art. This is the first complete publication of these materials. The digital site contains an overview of research about Nimogram and its artifacts, images of the artifacts and descriptions of each image.
Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Award
Debra Diamond, Catherine Glynn, and Karni Singh Jasol, Gardens and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur
Gardens and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2008) documents an exhibition that dramatically debuted to wide audiences a body of nineteenth-century Jodhpur painting little known even to experts in the field. The authors Debra Diamond, Catherine Glynn, and Karni Singh Jasol, with their fellow contributors Jason Freitag and Rahul Jain, are to be commended for this publication, which makes a major contribution to the study of the art of South Asia through the production of breathtaking color plates and a text that impressively grounds the work in the context of Jodhpur history and the Nath religious sect.
From The College Art Association: http://www.collegeart.org/awards/2010awards
To purchase the catalog: http://www.freersacklershop.com/gardencosmos.html
The SOAS Jaina Studies Newsletter can be found at the following URL: http://www.soas.ac.uk/jainastudies/newsletter/
This is a yearly newsletter detailing the activities of the association that regularly includes visual material and reports on the yearly symposia organized by the Jaina Studies group.