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Database of Indian Illustrations

First Online: May 06, 2008
Page Last Updated: October 31, 2016

Here is a large collection of authentic illustrations depicting life and culture in India over the centuries. Many are from the private collections and from reproduced from illustrated manuscripts. We believe this collection nicely compliments the other large picture databases of India on this website.

Indian History and Culture in Illustrations



Himalayan Trekkers
Illustration by V.N. O'key
India Illustration Database
Masks of India
Illustration based on a Feminine Mask

"A Rose by Any Other Name ..."
Photograph by V.N. O'key
Say it with Flowers
India in India Ink
Tribal Jewelry, Madhya Pradesh

Bali Grants Land to Vamana
India Illustration Database
India Illustration Database
Getting Ready of War
Men exciting the elephants for battle

Krishna the Charioteer
Illustration by K.K. Hebbar
India Illustration Database
Musical Instruments
Man Playing Drums with Sticks
Illustration by Francois Balthazar Solvyns, Eastern India, 19th Century.

Nataraja and Parvati
Illustration from a manuscript on Rigveda of 18th century
Nataraja and Parvati
Kamat Illustration Database
Carts and Chariots
Illustrations of Chariots Depicted in Cave Paintings of India

Medieval Marketplace
Illustration from a Jain Monastery
Illustrated History of India
Kamat Illustration Database
Hero Returns Home
Illustration based on cave shelter painting

Romance of Billana and Champavati
Detail from manuscript of Chaurapanchashika
Chaurapanchashika Illustrations
Medieval Indian Ornaments
Ear, Shoulder and Neck Ornaments
Illustration by K.L. Kamat based on period sculpture

Woman Wearing a Mini-Sari
Illustration by K.L. Kamat
Illustration Based on Medieval Sculpture
Illustrations of Ancient Man
Riders
Illustration based on cave shelter painting

Dueling Men with Shields
Illustration based on cave shelter painting
Illustrations of Ancient Man
Illustrations of India
Tribal Woman
Illustration by K.L.Kamat

A Battle Scene
Illustration based on cave shelter painting
Illustrations of Ancient Man
India Illustrations
Prehistoric Illustrations

Cover of "Christa Purana" Book
Christian Illustrations
Goddess Manasadevi
Illustration from Sri Manasadevi Stotra

Illustration of a Temple Chariot
Temple Chariot
Indian Professionals
Artisan making Bangles from Conchshell
Illustration by a British artist, Eastern India, 19th Century

Snake Charmer
Indian Illustration Database
Indian Professionals
Unguent Seller
Illustration by a British artist, Eastern India, 19th Century

Arjuna's Dejection
Sketch by K.K. Hebbar
Indian Illustration Database
Lingayat History and Heritage
Illustration Showing Peddamna
Also known as Urilinga Peddi, Peddanna was the first Dalit Sharana saint

Tantric Goddess
Illustration depicts six wheels (shadchakras) of Kundalini Yoga
Indian Illustrations
Database of Indian Illustrations
Basava Purana
Illustration from a stone-printed manuscript, Bangalore University collection.

Hunting of a Tiger
Illustration from Sougandhika Parinaya textbook
Tiger Hunting with Spears
Indian Professionals
A Tailor at Work
Illustration by a British artist, Andhra Pradesh, 19th Century.

Women at Grinding Stone
Illustration by a British artist, Eastern India, 19th Century.
Indian Life in Illustrations
Girl with Mirror
Darpana Sundari
Illustration by K.L.Kamat based on a famous Hoysala sculpture

Medieval Jewelry
Illustration by K.L. Kamat based on period sculpture
Fashions of Medieval India
Sleeping Couple
The Happy Couple
Illustration from Sounandhika Parinaya

Ascetic in Kaupina and Robe
Illustration by K.L.Kamat
Social Life in Indian Sculptures

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