The history of Indian art is a humongous storehouse of rich heritage, vibrant civilizations with distinct traditions and crafts
Indian Art stands on one end of the spectrum. Rather than glorify the individual artist, it works for creating entire cultures with specific characteristics.
Pallavas and Chalukyas have had an extremely competitive relationship. Both were strong regional powers within Indian in the 6th – 8th-century timespan. However, no matter how strong the rivalry, we see an underlying theme of the exchange of art and aesthetics between these dynasties.
To capture the spirit, history, style, and masterpieces of any of the various Indian arts, in a mere span of one hundred pages is a challenging, perhaps even intimidating task, but padma bhushana C. Sivaramamurti beautifully accomplishes exactly this in his book Indian Painting.