INDIAN ART AND
ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF DOUGLAS BARRET
Edited by John Guy
1995, 360pp., col. B&W
ills. ISBN: 81-85822-14-x, Rs 1200 (HB)
A collection of twenty-five essays
by international scholars written to celebrate the contribution to the
study of Indian art of Douglas Barrett, former keeper of Indian art at
the British Museum. The essays are organized in five sections: Part 1:
Early India; Part 2: North Indian sculpture; Part 3: South Indian
sculpture; Part 4: Indian painting; Part 5: Islamic art. All papers
are richly illustrated, some in colour. A full bibliography of Douglas
Barrett's writings on lndian art is included.
The contributors include: T. K Biswas, Vidya Dehejia, Simon Digby,
Klaus Fischer, Basil Gray, John Guy, J. C. Harle, Herbert Hartel,John
Irwin, Karl Khandalavala, J. P. Losty, T. S. Maxwell, R. Nagaswamy,
Pratapaditya Pal, R. Pinder-Wilson, H. K Swali, Robert Skelton, M.
Taddei, Andrew Topsfield, S.C. Welch and Joanna Williams.