South Asia

Indigenous traditions & cross-cultural interaction inspire much art and architecture from the region

4th century B.C.E. – 1799 C.E.

Beginner's guide

South Asia is an expansive region with incredible cultural, religious, and artistic diversity.

Periods

Indus Valley civilization

Indus Valley civilization

Mauryan period

Mauryan period

Kushan period

Kushan period

Gupta period

Gupta period

Pallava dynasty

Pallava dynasty

Chola dynasty

Chola dynasty

Chandella dynasty

Chandella dynasty

The Delhi Sultanate

The 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

Colonial Art and Architecture

Colonial Art and Architecture

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

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