By Jennifer Howes
This ebook investigates how the fabric tradition of South Indian courts used to be perceived through those that lived there within the pre-colonial interval. Howes peels away the traditional different types used to check Indian palace house, comparable to public/private and male/female, and replaces them with indigenous descriptions of house present in courtroom poetry, vastu shastra and painted representations of courtly existence. Set opposed to the historic history of the occasions which ended in the formation of the Ramnad state, the Kingdom's fabric conditions are tested, starting with the innermost sector of the palace and relocating out to the dominion through the palace compound itself and the walled city which surrounded it. a huge learn for either artwork historians and South India experts. the quantity is richly illustrated in color.