South Asian jewellery reading list

Aziz, Abdul, Arms and Jewellery of the Indian Mughuls, Lahore, 1947

Bala Krishnan, Usha R. and Meera Sushil Kumar Dance of the Peacock; Jewellery Traditions of India, India Book House Limited, 1999

Balfour, Ian, Famous Diamonds, Christie's (3rd edition), 1997

Bala Krishnan, Usha, Jewels of the Nizams, New Delhi, 2001

Bolon, Carol Radcliffe and Amita Vohra Sarin, Metaphors in Gold: The Jewelry of India, Asian Art, vol. VI, No. 4, Fall 1993, pp. 11-33

Brijbhushan, J. Masterpieces of Indian Jewellery, Bombay, 1979

Brunel, F. Jewellery of India. Five Thousand Years of Tradition, New Delhi, 1972

Chandra, Rai Govind, Indo-Greek Jewellery, New Delhi, 1979

Dongerkery, Kamala S. Jewelry and Personal Adornment in India, New Delhi, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 1970

Filliozat, J. and  P.Z. Pattabiramin, Parures Divines du Sud de l'Inde, Publications de  P.Z. l'Institut Français d'Indologie, no. 29, Pondicherry, 1966

Haque, Zulekha, Gahana. Jewellery of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 1984

Havell, E.B. The Art Industries of the Madras Presidency. I Jewellery, Journal of Indian Art and Industry, vol.IV (April 1891), no.34, pp.7 and 8 and plates. Continued in vol.V no.40 (October 1892), pp.29-34 and plates, and vol.VI, no.48 (October 1894), pp.70-1 and plates.

Hendley, T.H. Indian Jewellery, The Journal of Indian Art and Industry, vol.XII, nos. 95 (July 1906) to 107 (July 1909).  Low Price Publications reprint edition, Delhi, 1991
Hendley, T.H. Memorials of the Jeypore Exhibition, vol.III, London, 1883

Ivanov, A.A., V.G. Lukonin and L.S. Smesova  Oriental Jewellery from the Collection of the Special Treasury and State Hermitage Oriental Department, Moscow, 1984

Jacob, S.S. and T.H. Hendley Jeypore Enamels, London, 1886

Jagannathan, Shakunthala  Jewellery, in Arts and Crafts of Tamilnadu, edited by Nanditha Krishna, Mapin Publishing, 1992, pp. 68-85

Jain, Jyotindra and Aarti Aggrawala National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing, 1989

Jenkins, Marilyn and Manuel Keene  Islamic Jewelry in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982

Keene, Manuel with Salam Kaoukji  Treasury of the World; Jewelled Arts of India in the Age of the Mughals, Thames & Hudson in association with the al-Sabah Collection. Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait National Museum, London 2001

Keene, Manuel, The Enamel Road, from Siena, Paris, London and Lisbon, leads to Lucknow, in Beatriz Chadour-Sampson and Nigel Israel, eds, Jewelled Arts of Mughal India, Jewellery Studies vol. 10, 2004, pp. 99-123

Khalidi, Omar Romance of the Golconda Diamonds, Mapin Publishing pvt., Middletown, 1999

Latif, Momin  Bijoux Moghols/Mughal Jewellery, Brussels, 1982

Loth, A.M. Fascicule IX-Les Bijoux; La Vie Publique et Privée dans l'Inde Ancienne,
Paris,1972

Maclagan, E.D. Monograph on the Gold and Silver Works of the Punjab 1888-9, Lahore, 1890

Marshall, John, Buddhist Gold Jewellery, Archaeological Survey of India. Annual
Report 1902-3

Meen, V.B. and A.D. Tushingham, Crown Jewels of Iran, University of Toronto Press,
1968

Melikian-Chirvani, A.S., The Jewelled Objects of Hindustan, in Beatriz Chadour-Sampson and Nigel Israel, eds, Jewelled Arts of Mughal India, Jewellery Studies vol. 10, 2004, pp. 9-32

Milstein, Rachel, Indian Jewellery in an Illustrated A'in-i Akbari in Na'ama Brosh, ed. Jewellery and Goldsmithing in the Islamic World.  International Symposium, The  Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1991, pp. 105-12

Nandagopal, Choodamani and Vatsala Iyenagar, Temple Treasures. Vol. II. Temple Jewellery, The Crafts Council of Karnataka, 1997

Nigam, M.L. Indian Jewellery, Lustre Press, Roli Books, New Delhi, 1999

Pal, M.K. and B.K.Royburman, Jewellery and Ornaments in India - A Historical Outline, Census of India 1971, series I, paper no.1, New Delhi, 1970

Piacenti, Kirsten Aschengreen, Susan Stronge, Cristina Del Mare, Rita Sharma et al., Gioielli dall'India dai Moghul al Novecento, La Rinascente, Milan, 1996

Postel, Michael Ear Ornaments of Ancient India, Bombay, 1989

Pressmar, Emma  Indische Ringe, Frankfurt am Main, 1982

Spink, Michael (ed.)  Islamic Jewellery, London, 1986

Spink & Son LTD.  Islamic and Hindu Jewellery, London, 1988

Stronge, Susan, Mughal Jewellery, Jewellery Studies, vol.I, 1983-4, London, pp.49-53 and pls. IIB and III
Stronge, Susan, Jewels for the Mughal Court, The V&A Album 5,  London, 1986, pp.308-17
Stronge, Susan, Indian Jewellery and the West: Stylistic Exchanges 1750-1930 Journal of South
Asian Studies, 6, 1990, pp. 143-155
Stronge, Susan, (ed.) The Jewels of India, Marg Pubs., Bombay, 1995
Stronge, Susan, The Myth of the Timur Ruby,  Jewellery Studies, vol. 7, 1996, pp. 5-12
Stronge, Susan, Cartier and the East, Jewellery Studies, volume 9, 2001, pp. 65-77
Stronge, Susan, Nima Smith and James Harle, A Golden Treasury; Jewellery from the Indian Subcontinent, London, 1988

Untracht, Oppi, Traditional Jewelry of India, Thames and Hudson, London, 1997

Vassallo E Silva, Nuno, Jewels and Gems in Goa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century, in Susan Stronge, ed., The Jewels of India, Marg Publications, Bombay 1995, pp. 53-62

Vassallo E Silva, Nuno, Jewels for the Great Mughal: Goa a Centre of the Gem Trade in the Orient, in Beatriz Chadour-Sampson and Nigel Israel, eds, Jewelled Arts of Mughal India, Jewellery Studies vol. 10, 2004, pp. 41-51

Victoria And Albert Museum: The Indian Heritage; Court Life and Arts Under Mughal Rule, London, 1982

Weihreter, Hans Schätze der Menschen und Götter; Alter Goldschmuck aus Indian, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, 1993, 11/95

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