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Studies in Indian Textiles

V. Suguna Sharma (Author)
Synopsis An Attempt has been made in this book to study in detail, the textiles and costumes in the two reputed museums of Hyderabad city viz., The Salar Jung Museum and State Museum, Hyderabad. The textile objects in these museums belong to different periods and different regions of the country and abroad. The material and types are also of different kinds.Besides a study of the textiles in the museums mentioned above, a through comparison of the textiles, costumes and the styles of attire, has been made with the sculptures, paintings and literature of various periods throughout India and adds significance to Andhra. The book not only focuses its attention on the textile collection in the museums under study but also on the origin and manufacturing technique of the chief fabric materials viz., cotton, silk, woollen mixed fabrics and also some of their subvarieties. The utility of each textile specimen in possession of the two museums under study is dealt witht in a vivid manner. At the end the problems related to storage and preservation of the textile objects in the museums are discussed in brief. This fascinating study is bound to be useful and evoke interest in a layman, a researcher and a specialist who desire to continue further research in the field of textiles.
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About the author

V. Suguna Sharma

Dr. V. Suguna Sharma a Hyderabadi, has had a brilliant academic record securing several medals in the school and a Rolling Cup for securing highest marks at University level in B.A. She obtained the M.A., M. Phil. & Ph.D. degrees from Osmania University, Hyderabad. She also holds a Diploma Certificate for a shortterm Museology course conducted by the Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad. Besides, she has undergone a Certificate course in Computers. She is associated with several Academic bodies and Institutions and is a life member of Indian Art History Congress, Andhra Pradesh History Congress etc. She has attended several National and International Seminars and presented informative research papers. She has also contributed several interesting Articles to well-known research Journals both within the country and abroad. The young author has traveled widely within the country and recently visited the north-eastern Himalayan belt, Nepal and also Tibet in pursuit of Buddhist studies and brought out an interesting work on "The Tibetan Thangkas" (in press). The other fascinating titles published by the author are "Studies in Indian Textiles", "History and Antiquities of Raichur Fort". She is continuing further research in different branches of History & Archaeology viz., Buddhism, Jainism, Iconography, Museology, Art & Architecture etc.

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Title Studies in Indian Textiles
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186050132
length xvi+142p., Plates; Appendix; Bibliography; 29cm.