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Ancient Indian Costume

Roshen Alkazi (Author)

This book is an abridged edition of Ancient Indian Costume by the same author. It traces the evolution of costume in ancient India between 321 B.C and A.D.850, largely on the basis of archaeological sources. Each of the four chapters includes a brief social history of the specific period, its costumes, headgears and hairstyles, jewellery, textiles and dyes, and a short note on the visual art of the period. Supplemented with 79 illustrations, this edition is intended as a primer to the layperson who seeks an insight into the costume of ancient India. It will also serve as handy reference to illustration, art students, fashion designers and costume designers for film, television, and theatre. The original edition of this book has been used as a textbook in several institutions including East-West University, Honolulu.

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About the author

Roshen Alkazi

Roshen Alkazi has managed various contemporary art galleries for the past four decades or so and is at present Director of her own art gallery, Art Heritage, New Delhi. She has been a costume designer for more than five decades, both in Bombay and Delhi with the Theatre Group, Theatre Unit, National School of Drama, and is currently involved with Living Theatre in this capacity. She has taught history of costume at the New Delhi Polytechnic for several years. A poet in her own right, Writers' Workshop, Calcutta, has published two volumes of the verse, Seventeen Poem and Seventeen More Poems.

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Title Ancient Indian Costume
Author Roshen Alkazi
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788123716879
length 152p., B/W Figure Illustrations 79