Galerie Christophe Hioco - Hampi - Sacred India Glorious India


HAMPI - Sacred India Glorious India
A unique publication on an exceptional Indian archaeological site

Dear friends, dear collectors,
We are very pleased to announce that our publication series is expanding with a new title: our latest volume is dedicated to the incredible site of Hampi! This book will be released in the fall and will be available exclusively through our Gallery. It is already available for subscription at the special price of EUR 65.00 (or USD 80.00), including shipping to Europe.

Our goal remains the same: to express our passion for Asia through a philanthropic project that aims to publish reference works on major but undocumented sites in India. After the two monographic publications written by Gilles Béguin on the sites of Khajurāho and Ellora, we dedicate the third opus to the enchanting and simply fantastic site of Hampi, capital of the ancient empire of Vijayanāgara, the last independent Hindu state until its conquest by the Mughal Emperor Babur in the 16th century.

As with Khajurāho and Ellora, I visited Hampi. It is both a remarkable and admirable site. The geological environment imbues the space with a magical atmosphere and its majestic monuments carry a tremendous richness of iconography. It was an extraordinary experience to be there.

Following Gilles Béguin's recommendation, I turned for this book to an eminent specialist of India, Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat. During his missions in India, in Pondicherry from 1955 to 1992, and in Mysore since 1993, he and his wife Vasundhara carried out research and studies on Hampi. Mr. Filliozat's achievements were particularly acknowledged in 2000, when he was elected a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (Institut de France, Paris, which is also part of the Académie française, the French Academy).

I am of course very much looking forward to seeing the final result, with a very complete text and superb photographs by Bernard Grismayer and Roshane Saidnattar. 

Presentation leaflets will be available at 12, rue des Beaux-Arts 75006 Paris, from September 7 to 12, during our Parcours des Mondes exhibition. There you will also find our book on the caves of Ellora, as well as the one on the site of Khajurāho. Please do not hesitate to come and see us! We are at your disposal to answer all your questions and to reserve the desired number of copies: info@galeriehioco.com or +33 1 53 30 09 65.
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Best Regards,
Christophe & Gildas Hioco, Anne-Laure Bodin

Galerie Christophe Hioco

7 rue de Phalsbourg – F-75017 Paris
Tel. +33 (0) 1 53 30 09 65 - info@galeriehioco.com - www.galeriehioco.com
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