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Temples in India

Journal of the History and Historical Archaeology

This volume is a study of the beginning and evolution of temple architecture in India which covers sculptures and carvings as well.

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This volume is a study of the beginning and evolution of temple architecture in India which covers sculptures and carvings as well.

With over a hundred plates of temples and carvings on them, including cave facades and pillar depictions, it deals with temples constructed by the different ancient and medieval dynasties in Indian history, particularly the Early Western Calukyan and Later Western Calukyans, Pallava, Pandya, Cola, Hoyasala and Nayaka. With illustrations that include maps, plans of caves and even viharas and caityas, it undertakes a study of the temples found in different States of India. The research discusses the variations in plans and elevations to examine development of temple architecture over time and new experimentations in the building of temples by use of various materials. Reconstructing art and architectural styles from the remnants of the ruined temples in many places, it explains terms and concepts in temple building and architecture and cites examples of various temple styles and traditions including the best and the earliest ones. The focus is on the Dravida and Nagara temple styles and a third hybrid form of shikhara that developed in the Deccan. Many Jaina temples are also covered.

The book will prove extremely useful for scholars and students of Indology, particularly those studying Indian religious architecture.

  • Binding: : Paperback
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124604959
  • Edition : 2nd Impression
  • Year : 2009
  • Pages : xviii, 264p.
  • Size : 25
  • Weight (approx.) : 500



1. India: One Nation or many Nationalities? Ancient Sources and Modern Analysis

-- Dileep Karanth

2. Historicity and Divinity: Missionary Readings of Indian Scripture

-- Shiv Shakti Nath Bakshi

3. Administration and the Administrative Set-up under the Maitrakas

-- Pankaj Sharma & Manmohan Kumar

4. Warp and Woof of Textile in India from Prehistoric Times

-- Bhagwan Singh

5. Nomenclature of Temple Deities: A Study

-- C.S. Aparna

6. The Ancient Seaport of Muziris: A Reappraisal

-- S. Vijaykumar

7. Revering the River: The Unique Boat Motif on the Devi Sculptures of the Mhadei River Valley of Goa

-- Pratima Kamat

8. Women's Rights to Divorce in Islam

-- Saroj Gulati

9. Prices and Wages in Early 19th Century Hyderabad State

-- Vandana Kaushik

10. Madras Merchants and English Trade on The Coromandel

-- G. Venkataraman

11. Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Secularism

-- Y. Krishan

12. Misrepresentation of Ancient India in American School Textbooks

-- Vishal Agarwal

13. Terracotta Figurines from Udayagiri, District Jaipur, Orissa

-- P.K. Trivedi and S. Khamari

14. Monastic Complex at Lalitgiri (Orissa): A Comparative Study

-- Milan Chauley

15. Water management and Hydraulic Technology in Ancient Orissa (400 bc to 600 ad)

-- Baba Mishra

Notes, News and New Source-Material 

1.Recent Archaeological Explorations in Bihar

-- Niraj Kumar Sinha & Jalaj Kumar Tiwari

2.The Earliest Hero Stones of India

-- K. Rajan, V.P. Yatheeskumar, S. Selvakumar

3. A Copper Mirror and An Iron Lamp-stand from Agiabir, Distt. Mirjapur, U.P.

-- Ashok Kumar Singh

4. Association of Vishnu with Mahishamardini in a Mathura Panel

-- R.C. Agarwala


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