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Decorative Arts of South Indian Temples

Dr. M. Adinarayana

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ISBN 10: 8186050736 / ISBN 13: 9788186050736
Published by Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, Delhi, 2001
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The book Ancient and Medieval History of India presents a comprehensive record of the early cultures of Indus Valley and continuing till the magnificent Mughal Empire. It covers not only the major political events but also social, economic, religious and cultural conditions which have shaped the history of India. The important sources of Literature, Archaeology, Inscriptions, Coins and Foreign Accounts are fully used. The author has presented and authoritative and readable survey of Indian history incorporating the accounts of the various events as clearly as possible. The book will serve both as a standard book of Indian history for the students and general readers and also as an important source for further research relating to the development of the Indian history through different successive stages. The book structures and producing fine sculpture in the Andhra-Kalinga region. The state of liberty that these, artists enjoyed is seen on the delineation of certain motifs used to decorate the architectural members of the temples located in the North-coastal Andhra in particular and South India in general. In the light of the fact that most of the books deal only on temple architecture of the North-coastal Andhra, the current work shifts its focus on the decorative element, and aspect hitherto neglected by the scholars. The study encapsules the various elements of figure sculpture and geometrical designs including depiction of Flora and Fauna as found carved on a few temples located at Mukhalingam, Simhachalam and Srikurmam built during the period between the 9th and 13th centuries A.D. Special emphasis was laid on studying the Indian decorative sculptures, birds and animals, architectural designs friezes and scrolls. These sculptures were created simultaneously along with the cult images, divine sculptures and mythological scenes. At the end the book furnishes a very interesting account on the terminology used in the text, along with illustrations, which facilitates the young researchers to pursue their endeavours. Printed Pages: 210. Bookseller Inventory # 853

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Title: Decorative Arts of South Indian Temples

Publisher: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, Delhi

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First edition.

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