This handbook of Indian art was written by an eminent art historian who was a member of the Havell family of artists and art educators.
The book is divided into three sections the first section on architecture deals with thought and life of India from Vedic times to modern Indian buildings, which laid the foundation of Indian civilization. The section on sculpture is on Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv and their Saktis, the Buddha, Trimurti and the lesser deities. The principles of Indian painting and characteristics of its principal schools are covered in the third section.
The book is profusely illustrated with an exhaustive Index. It's an asset for scholars as well as general readers and will assist all those who wish to penetrate deeper into religious thought of modern India.