Books for Adults

Berinstain, Valérie. 1998. India and the Mughal Dynasty. Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Campbell, Joseph, and M.J. Abadie. 1981. The Mythic Image. Bollingen Series C. Princeton University Press.
Coomaraswamy, Ananda Kentish. 1985. The Dance of Siva: Fourteen Indian Essays. Dover Publications.
Craven, Roy. 1997. Indian Art. Thames and Hudson.
Dehejia, Vidya. 1998. Indian Art. Phaidon Press.
Eck, Diana. 1994. Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India. Columbia University Press.
Goswamy, B.N. 1986. Essence of Indian Art. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Huntington, Susan L. 1984. The Art of Ancient India: Buddhist, Hindu, Jain. Weatherhill.
Mitchell, George. 1982. In the Image of Man: The Indian Perception of the Universe through 2,000 Years of Painting and Sculpture. Art Council of Great Britain.
O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger et al. 1975. Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit. Viking Press.
Pal, Pratapaditya et al. 1997. A Collecting Odyssey: Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection. The Art Institute of Chicago/ Thames and Hudson.
Pal, Pratapaditya. 2003. Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure. The Art Institute of Chicago.
Sen, Geeti. 1984. Paintings from the Akbarnama: A Visual Chronicle of Mughal India. Varanasi, India: Lustre Press/Rupa, Calcutta.
Welch, Stuart Cary. 1997. India: Art and Culture, 1300–1900. Prestel USA.
Zimmer, Heinrich, and Joseph Campell, eds. 1972. Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization. Princeton University Press.

Books for Children

Bahree, Patricia. 1985. The Hindu World. Silver Burdett Company.
DeRoin, Nancy, ed. Ellen Lanyon, illus. 1975. Jataka Tales: Fables from the Buddha. Houghton Mifflin.
Ions, Veronica. 1984. Indian Mythology. Library of the World's Myths and Legends. Peter Bedrick Books.
Jaffrey, Madhur. Michael Foreman, illus. 1995. Seasons of Splendour: Tales, Myths, and Legends of India. Pavilion.
Rockwell, Anne. Giles Laroch, illus. 2001. The Prince Who Ran Away. Random House.
Sturges, Philemon. Fahimeh Amiri, illus. 2000. Sacred Places. G.P. Putnam's Sons.
Wangu, Madhu Bazaz. 1993. Buddhism (World Religions). Facts on File.
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Videos and CDs

Art of Indonesia: Tales from the Shadow World. 28 min. Washington, D.C., and New York: National Gallery of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1990.
Legacy: India: The Empire of the Spirit. 60 min. Produced by Maryland Public Television, 1992. Distributed by Ambrose Video Publishing.
Puja: Expressions of Devotion. 29 min. Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1996.
Sousa, Jean L. Telling Images: Stories in Art. Exh. cat and CD. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1997.


The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution
Guides for educators created for the Sackler Gallery's 1996 exhibition Puja: Expressions of Devotion, 1999 exhibition Devi: The Great Goddess, and 2002 exhibition The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India.
Asia Society
Resources for students and teachers on Asian arts and culture, countries, and history.
Himalayan Art Project
Examples of Himalayan and Tibetan art from collections around the world. The "Explorations for Kids and Friends of All Ages" section includes stories for children about the importance of kindness, generosity, and compassion.
How Does Art Tell Stories? Art from India and Southeast Asia
Interactive game that introduces young children to the Hindu god Ganesha, his taste for sweets, and features of Hindu and Buddhist art objects.
Indian Mythology
Indian myths from a variety of sources for children, educators, and general audiences.
Kids Corner: Stories from Hindu Mythology
Hindu myths and stories about Hindu mythology for children.
Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia
A virtual tour of the installation of Hindu sculpture at the 1997 National Gallery exhibition Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia.