[INDOLOGY] Indian jewellery

Asko Parpola aparpola at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 11:32:54 UTC 2020

Here is a partial bibliography on Indian jewellery.  I would like to recommend particularly the book by my late friend Oppi Untracht.

- Aziatische Kunst 21 (3), Sept. 1991. Hoofse snuijsterijen uit India. 36 pp., ill. 
- Balakrishnan, Usha R., 1999. Dance of the peacock: Jewellery traditions of India. Photography by Bharath Ramamrutham. New Delhi: IBH.  Folio, 335 pp., colour ill., bibl., index. 
- Barnard, Nick, 2008. Indian jewellery. London: Victoria & Albert Museum. 128 pp. ISBN 978-1851774838.
- Brunel, Francis, 1972. Jewellery of India: Five thousand years of tradition. New Delhi: National Book Trust, India. 23x32 cm, 84 pp., ill. Hb 
- Chakrabarti, Gopa, 2003. Alankar: Ornaments of the tribes. Kolkata: Anthropological Survey of India. 21 x 27 cm, 36 pp., 37 (35 col.) ill. Pb ISBN 81-85579814.
- Chandra, Rai Govind, 1964. Studies in the development of ornaments and jewellery in proto-historic India. (The Chowkhamba Sanskrit Studies 41.) Varanasi: The Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office. 4:o xviii, 343 pp., 48 pl.
- Chaturvedi, B. K., n.d.. Jewellery of India. New Delhi: Diamond Pocket Books. 18 cm, 128 pp., ill. Pb 
- Dongerkery, Kamala, 1970. Jewelry and personal adornment in India. Delhi: Indian Council of Cultural Relations. 
- Gabriel, Hannelore, 1999. Jewelry of Nepal. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd. 224 pp., 384 ill (310 in colour). Hb ISBN 0-500-01920-7.
- Giri, Kamal, 1987. Bhāratiya śṛṅgār. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. vi, 327 pp., 51 pp. of pl. (In Hindi)
[Dress, cosmetics, hair styles and ornaments in ancient India from the earliest times to the 7th century A.D.]
- Handa, O. C., 1998. Textiles, costumes and ornaments of the Western Himalaya. New Delhi: Indus Book Company. Illustrated. 
-  Hendley, Thomas Holbein, 1909. Indian jewellery. (The Journal of Indian Art, Vol. 12, nos. 95-107.) London: W. Griggs & Sons, Ltd. Reprinted, New Delhi: Low Price Publications, 1990. Folio, vii, 209, iv pp., with 167 col. and b/w. pl., index.
- Keene, Manuel, with Salam Kaouki, 2001. Treasury of the world: Jewelled arts of India in the age of the Mughals. London: Thames and Hudson. 4:o, 160 pp., ill. Pb ISBN 0-500-97608-2. 
- Kumar, Manmohan, 2016. Antiquity of nose-ornaments in India. Purātattva 46: 242-244 & pl. 1.
- Lixfeld, Tsajon Von, 1998. The Lotus Exhibition: Aristocratic adornments of India, 3rd century B.C. to 20th century. Santa Ana: The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art. 4:o (28 cm) 53 pp., ill. Pb
- Mack, John (ed.) 1988. Ethnic jewellery*. London: British Museum Publications. 4:o, 207 pp. Hb. (pp. 64-93: India)
- Nigam, Mohan Lal, 1999. Indian jewellery. Photographs by Dheeraj Paul. New Delhi: Roli Books Pvt. Ltd. Folio, 96 pp., ill. (col.) Hb ISBN 81-74360670. 
- Padma, Bathula Shree, 1991. Costume, coiffure and ornaments in the temple sculpture of northern Andhra. Delhi: Agam Kala. xxiv, 347 pp., 40 pl., ill., map., bibl., index
- Sharma, Rita Devi, & M. Varadarajan, 2004. Handcrafted Indian enameled jewellery. Roli Books. 144 pp. ISBN 978-81-74362476.
- Stronge, Susan, (ed.) 1995.  The jewels of India. Bombay: Marg Publications. Folio, viii, 136 pp., ill., gloss., index. Hb ISBN 81-85026-30-0. 
- Tagore, Sourindro Mohun. 1879-1891. Maṇi-mālā: A treatise on gems, I-II. Calcutta: I. C. Bose & Co.
Both volumes are available for download at archive.org:
Vol. I: https://archive.org/details/Mani-malaOrATreatiseOnGemsPartI
Vol. II: https://archive.org/details/Mani-malaOrATreatiseOnGemsPartIi
- Untracht, Oppi, 1997. Traditional jewellery of India. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 4:o, 432 pp., 863 (220 col.) ill. Hb
- Vinson, Julien, 1904. Les bijoux indiens du pays tamoul  (Pondichéry). Journal Asiatique 1904. 23 pp. 
- Weihreter, Hans, 1993. Schätze der Menschen und Götter: Alter Goldschmuck aus Indien. Augsburg: Edition Khyuṅ. 30 cm, 100 pp. 80 ill.

With best wishes, Asko

> On 13 Nov 2020, at 12.28, Tieken, H.J.H. via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> Dear Alessandro,
> Indian Jewellery. by Thomas Holbein (sic) Hendley. The book is available on Archiv.org <http://archiv.org/>.
> Best, Herman
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> Van: INDOLOGY <indology-bounces at list.indology.info> namens Alessandro Battistini via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>
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> Dear Members,
> As I am editing the maṇḍanapaddhati (Section on Ornaments) from Utprekṣāvallabha's Bhikṣāṭanakāvya, I woul be grateful if any of you could point me to any contribution, ancient or modern, on women jewellery in ancienti India. References on jewels in literature would be highly appreciated: I am trying to ascertain if the poet had been somehow influenced by other kāvyas or by technical literature. Thanks.
> Alessandro Battistini
> University of Bologna
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