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Image collections - South Asia

American Institute of Indian Studies: Center for Art and Archaeology: Photo Archives

The AIIS photographic archive is a joint venture of the AIIS and the Digital South Asia Library project. It consists of architectural, sculpture, painting and numismatic databases with search engine. Includes a slide show of A tour of Bamiyan Buddha


Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era

To accompany an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, illustrating carpet weaving in India from the late 16th - 18th century. Provides an historical background, information on carpet construction and the designs used, covering pattern, symmetry and themes. A glossary, bibliography, and teaching resources are included.


Harappa com.

A useful source of images and information on the Indus Valley.


Himalayan Art

Online gallery of over 17,000 images of art from the Himalayas.


Islamic Heritage of India

A picture collection on Islamic arts and monuments of India.


Islamic Monuments in India: Photographic Database

About 20,000 black and white photographs of Islamic monuments in India taken by the University of Tokyo expedition in the early 1960s in the collection of the Research and Information Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo.


Jamini Roy: Bengali Artist of Modern India

Online exhibition of over forty works from the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida. Also includes biographical information on the artist.


Madhubani Painting

An online exhibit of folk paintings by women artists from the Madhubani district of northern India. Images with substantial text.


Monuments of India

A website with many original photographs, images of art, architecture, archaeology and people of India.