Indian Medals, Tokens, Pictorial Plaques and Pendants, circa 1800 - 2010. The rise of modern India reflected in iconography; an insight into Indian Culture from mainstream traditions to the tribal art of rural India by Mitchiner, M.
Hardback, 944 pages.
The great majority of the 2,645 pieces catalogued and illustrated in this book are made of silver. These include some 600 pictorial ethnic plaques and pendants representing the deities and concepts of rural communities. Preceding this part of the catalogue, there is a discussion of rural beliefs with particular reference to the iconography observed on the rural plaques favoured in the Deccan and the rural pendants preferred in such other regions as Rajasthan.
Most of the material published in this book is new. Some fields, such as ramatankas and historical medals are well known. Other series, such as Indian State medals, cash coupon and canteen tokens have been discussed in disparate publications. This leaves a large body of material, which is published for the first time, and integrated with what is already known into a coherent overall picture.
Indian Medals, Tokens, Pictorial Plaques and Pendants, circa 1800 - 2010 by Mitchiner, M.
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