Distinctive beads in ancient India
Beads are an enduring artefact commonly found on excavated sites within many different cultures. This study focuses on beads from India, including amulets, pendants, eye-beads and etched beads. The examples cited cover the period from the Palaeolithic through to the medieval period, with discussion focusing on the different types and styles of beads as well as who produced them, the people who wore them and their function or meaning.
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Chapter 1 Distinctive Beads in Ancient India
Chapter2 Obsolescence of Beads
Chapter 3 Beads in Literature
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