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date: 05 July 2020

Art—South Asia 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
Debashish BanerjiDebashish BANERJI

Unlike other cultures with a high degree of technological skill, the second–millennium bce Indus-Sarasvati civilization in South Asia has left no evidence of monumental sculpture and architecture. Such large-scale grandeur, however, would later characterize the area—from great Buddhist stupas to the Taj Mahal. Architecture and painting embodied religious influences throughout history, especially Hindu and Islamic, and today exhibit contemporary secular expressions as well. ...

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