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15th Century Quran Leaf in Bihari Script
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Author: Doris Meth Srinivasan


Doris Meth Srinivasan is Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Her research on Gandharan art and Swati folk art has appeared in the Lok Virsa publicationStudies in Pakistani Popular Culture, and in Gandharan and Kushan Art: East-West Encounters at the Crossroads of Asia (in press). She extends her thanks to the many people of Swat whose kindness, hospitality and informed assistance make her work possible.

Posts by Doris Meth Srinivasan

Figure 1: A tracing of the Panr relief, an architectural fragment from Lower Swat, carved between the first and third centuries.

The Tenacity of Tradition: Art From the Valley of Swat

High in the rugged mountains of northwest Pakistan lies the Valley of Swat. The river of the same name runs through it. In ancient texts, the Swat River is called Suvastu, meaning “good dwelling…

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