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Links to J-Stor Articles by Columbia Faculty (subscription based)
  Dehejia, Vidya
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  Dehejia, Vidya
Indian Art, London, Phaidon Press: 1997.
Chap. 9 | Chap 10 | Chap 14 | Chap 16
PDFs assigned in the Masterpieces of Indian Art and Architecture Course
  Asher, Catherine Ella Blanshard. Babur & the Timurid Char Bagh: use & meaning
  Asher, Frederick M. Introduction
  Begley, Wayne E. Myth of the Taj Mahal & a new theory of its symbolic meaning
  Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. Origin of the Buddha image
  Dehejia, Vidya Narrative modes in Ajanta cave 17: a preliminary study
  Dehejia, Vidya. Aniconism & the multivalence of emblems
  Desai, Devangana, 1937- Puns & enigmatic language in sculpture
  Hirsh, Marilyn. Mahendravarman I Pallava: artist and patron of Mamallapuram
  Lowry, Glenn D. Humayun's tomb: form, funtion & meaning in early mughal architecture
  McInerney, Terence. Mysterious origins: the tantric Devi series from Basohli
  Meister, Michael W. Juncture & conjunction: punning & temple architecture
  Metcalf, Thomas R., 1934- Indo-Saracenic buildings under the Raj
  Metcalf, Thomas R., 1934- New Delhi: the beginning of the end
  Michell, George Architecture of Elephanta: an interpretation
  Mitter, Partha Early British port cities of india: their planning & architecture circa 1640-1757
  Mitter, Partha. Modernism in India
  Mitter, Partha. Artist as charismatic individual: Raja Ravi Varma
  Okada, Amina. Origins of Mughal painting
  Sambrani, Chaitanya. On the double edge of desire
  Seyller, John William. Formation of the Mughal style
  Thapar, Romila. Translation of the edicts of Asoka
  Tillotson, G. H. R. Indian picturesque: images of India in British landscape painting, 1780-1880
Columbia University Resources
  CLIO, Columbia's Online Library Information Center
Online Reference Resources
Bartelby.com offers searching within a repository of research texts including the Columbia Encyclopedia, Bullfinch's Mythology and the King James Bible
This reference site describes itself as a giant online reference library... that includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law. Titles of interest for the visual arts include:The Oxford Dictionary of Art, The Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms, The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art and Artists
  The Getty Research Institute Vocabulary Programs: The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)
The AAT is a structured vocabulary of around 125,000 terms, scope notes, and other information for describing fine art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, and material culture.
  The Getty Research Institute Vocabulary Programs: The Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)
The ULAN is a structured vocabulary containing around 220,000 names and biographical information about artists and architects, including a wealth of variant names, pseudonyms, and language variants.
  The Getty Research Institute Vocabulary Programs: The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
The TGN is a structured vocabulary of around 1,000,000 geographic names, including vernacular and historical names, coordinates, and place types, and focusing on places important for the study of art and architecture.

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