More than 22,700 images from the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) are now available in ARTstor. This second release includes art and architecture in India, primarily from the 7th through 18th centuries, bringing the collection total in ARTstor to nearly 35,000 images. The American Institute of Indian Studies collection in ARTstor will eventually include approximately 60,000 images documenting a range of visual traditions from South Asian art, including stone, metal, and terracotta sculpture, numismatics, painting, manuscripts and miniature paintings, as well as Buddhist, Jain, Hindu, and Islamic architecture from all over India. These images have been selected from the AIIS Photo Archive, which is housed in the Center for Art and Archaeology in Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
Founded in 1961, the American Institute of Indian Studies is a consortium of universities and colleges in the United States through which scholars actively engage in teaching and research about India. More than 6,000 scholars and creative artists have received fellowship and research support from AIIS, resulting in thousands of books and articles in disciplines ranging from anthropology to zoology.
To view this collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “American Institute of Indian Studies” ; or enter the Keyword Search: indiastudies.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the American Institute of Indian Studies collection page.
- American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) Collection (University of Michigan)
- Cave Temples at Ellora, India Collection (Deepanjana Danda Klein and Arno Klein)
- Alka Patel: South Asian and Cuban Art and Architecture
- Beyond the Taj: Architectural Traditions and Landscape Experience in South Asia (Cornell University Library)
- Huntington Archive of Asian Art