9788171679744

A JEWELLED SPLENDOUR

by ASHARANI MATHUR

  • Category Reference
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 495
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 96 pages
  3. Date: 2002

ABOUT THIS BOOK

For centuries the fabled wealth of India, her gold and gems, brought to her land both merchants and invaders. The tradition of legendary riches went back to antiquity; 5000 years ago, Indian gold smiths and lapidaries worked in an astonishing variety of materials and techniques; for 3000 years India was the only known source of diamonds.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Asha Rani Mathur is a freelance writer and editor. She has edited and produced many books on Indian life and culture.