Asia

South Asia

Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic traditions have all contributed to the region's art and architecture.

4th century B.C.E. – 1799 C.E.

Beginner's guide

India's ancient artistic and religious traditions continue today.

Periods

Magadha dynasties

Magadha dynasties

Vakataka dynasty

Vakataka dynasty

Pallava dynasty

Pallava dynasty

Chandella dynasty

Chandella dynasty

Chola dynasty

Chola dynasty

Delhi Sultanate

Delhi Sultanate

Mughal empire

Mughal empire

Vijayanagara empire + Nayak dynasty

Vijayanagara empire + Nayak dynasty

Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan of Mysore

Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan of Mysore

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From monumental pillars and stupas to voluptuous sculptures and glittering miniatures.

Selected Contributors | South Asia