The art collection of Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art, Hyderabad, has been widely perceived, since its establishment in 1976, as one of the pre-eminent assemblages of Indian art in the world. The Museum was a major lender to the Festivals of India in UK (1982) and USA (1985), and a large number of important books and journals have reproduced works from its collection. However, the Museum does not have a building where its art objects can be easily accessible for enjoyment and education. To redress this shortcoming, the Trustees of the Museum have published this monograph, with one hundred and thirty-one of its select objects, most of them unpublished. They comprise miniature paintings, drawings, bronzes, metalware, terracottas, wood-carvings, textiles, glass, ivory and jade objects, produced between the lst century BC and 1900 AD.
Hopefully, this publication, will enable scholars and art connoisseurs to experience some fragrance of the collection.