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Sun Temple of Konarak History of Conservation and Preservation

G C Chauley

ISBN 10: 8186867732 / ISBN 13: 9788186867730
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Contents: Foreword. Preface. Introduction : Sun Temple of Konarak, an architectural marvel in the east. 1. A brief history of conservation and presentation of Sun temple. 2. Details of conservation work on Konarak. 3. Observations on the chemical reports and experiments carried out and proposed. 4. Extract from Bishan Swarup's Konarak, the Black Pagoda of Orissa-work of preservation and restoration. 5. Minutes of the meeting of the Konarak Temple Committee held at Circuit House, Bhubaneswar on 21 May, 1950. 6. Minutes of the meeting of the Konarak Temple Committee held at Konarak and Bhubaneswar on 18 and 19 February, 1953. 7. Minutes of first meeting of the Konarak Expert Committee held on the 7 November, 1978 at Konarak. 8. Brief details on structural conservation of the Sun Temple Konarak undertaken in between 1985-90. 9. Report of science branch on chemical preservation on Sun Temple Konarak. 10. Unesco Experts Recommendation on Conservation of the Konarak Temple, Orissa-1979. 11. Report of Sir B.M. Fielden and P. Beckman-Unesco Experts 1987. 12. Structural analysis of the Jagamohana of Surya Deul at Konarak 1997 by the Italyan Expert Prof. Ing. G. Croci. 13. Recommendations of the Experts in the meeting of experts on Sun Temple, Konarak held at Puri on 23-24 July 1997. 14. Author's view on Konarak Master Plan. Conclusion. Appendices. Bibliography. Index."The Sun Temple of Konarak in Orissa near the shore of the Bay of Bengal. Built in the 13 century by Narasimha of the Eastern Ganga dynasty, the temple once served as a landmark for the European Sailors, who called it "The Black Pagoda". The Konarak Temple is considered to be one of the Gem in Indian Architecture. In the past many scholars have written books, monographs and articles, but the measures on conservation and preservation of Sun Temple seldom reflected."While major conservation works are initiated in 1985 onwards, the author has collected numerous information from different sources, besides feed back was given from time of time to the visiting UNESCO Experts. In 1997 when an international workship was organised by A.S.I, the then D.G. Shri Ajay Shankarji advised the author to prepare forword relevant reparts and datas. "This has inspired the Author to publish them after thorough revision conservation works carried out since beginning till 2002 for the greater interest of the scholars and experts and Archaeologists of the present and future." (jacket) 244 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 49709

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