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By Srinivasan, D.M. (ed.)

South Asian non secular paintings turned codified through the Kusana interval (ca. starting of the second to the mid third century). but, thus far, neither the chronology nor nature of Kusana artwork, marked via nice variety, is definitely understood. The Kusana Empire used to be large, stretching from Uzbekistan via northern India, and its multicultural inventive expressions turned the fountainhead for a lot of South Asian paintings. the basis of this booklet is that Kusana paintings achieves higher readability via analyses of the humanities and cultures of the Pre Kusana international, these lands turning into the Empire. Fourteen papers during this ebook by means of best specialists on local topography and connective pathways; interregional, multicultural comparisons; paintings historic, archaeological, epigraphic, numismatic and textual reports symbolize the 1st coordinated attempt having this concentration.

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