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2010

East Meets West

A Selection of Asian and European Art From the Tata Collection in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Published by Marg and CSMVS, Mumbai)


Edited by:  Pratapaditya Pal in association with Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Rashmi Poddar

Price:   Rs (INR) / $ (USD) Out of Print
Binding:   Hardcover  
Specifications:   196 pages, 170 illustrations  
ISBN:   978-93-80581-00-2  
Dimensions:   280 x 215 mm

    It was with an acute sense of civic pride and nationalist fervour that the illustrious brothers Sir Dorab Tata and Sir Ratan Tata, remarkable scions of India’s pioneering industrialist Jamsetji Tata, bequeathed their extensive art collections to the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, now the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai. The Tata bequest formed the core of the Museum’s collection. A selection of 151 prized pieces from the Collection is presented here in ten sections – Indian Decorative Arts, Arms and Armour, Textiles, Paintings, and Manuscripts; Himalayan, Chinese, and Japanese Art; Burmese Decorative Arts; European Paintings, and European Decorative Arts – along with introductions and descriptions by specialists.

    Introduction
    Pratapaditya Pal

    The Tata Collection
    Sabyasachi Mukherjee

    1. Indian Decorative Arts
    INTRODUCTION 
    Amin Jaffer

    ENTRIES 
    Manisha Nene

    2. Indian Arms and Armour
    INTRODUCTION
    Sabyasachi Mukherjee

    ENTRIES
    Manisha Nene

    3. Indian Textiles
    INTRODUCTION
    Monisha Ahmed

    ENTRIES
    Monisha Ahmed & Renu Jathar

    4. Indian Paintings and Manuscripts
    INTRODUCTION
    Kalpana Desai

    ENTRIES
    Vandana Prapanna

    5. Himalayan Art
    INTRODUCTION
    Pratapaditya Pal & Sadashiv Gorakshkar

    ENTRIES
    Sadashiv Gorakshkar

    6. Chinese Art
    INTRODUCTION & ENTRIES
    Terese Tse Bartholomew

    7. Japanese Art
    INTRODUCTION & ENTRIES
    Gregory Irvine

    8. Burmese Decorative Arts
    INTRODUCTION & ENTRIES
    Donald M. Stadtner

    9. European Paintings
    INTRODUCTION & ENTRIES
    Richard E. Spear

    10. European Decorative Arts
    INTRODUCTION & ENTRIES
    Timothy Schroder