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Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal
Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • By : George Michell (Author)
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Language : English  
  • Edition : 2014
  • Pages :  160 pages
  • Size : :14.4 x 1.1 x 19.6 cm
  • ISBN-10 :  8184956002
  • ISBN-13 :  : 978-8184956009

DESCRIPTION:

The town of Badami, the nearby villages of Aihole and Pattadakal and the pilgrimage site of Mahakuta, in the Malprabha valley of central Karnataka, are celebrated for their magnificent rock-cut shrines and structural temples. These Hindu and Jain monuments are associated with the Early Chalukyas who reigned over this part of the Deccan during the 6th–8th centuries. Together with a profusion of magnificent sculptures, mostly found in situ, these shrines and temples may be considered among the earliest, best preserved vestiges of temple art in India.

This guidebook, the first ever for the Badami region, is authored by a scholar whose PhD was on Early Chalukya architecture. The text is illustrated with regional and town maps, building plans and more than 130 splendid coloured photographs.

                      $25
                      Gullbarga, Bidar, Bijapur
                      Gullbarga, Bidar, Bijapur
                      SPECIFICATION:
                      • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                      • By : Helen Philon (Author)
                      • Binding : Paperback
                      • Language : English  
                      • Edition : 2014
                      • Pages :  144 pages
                      • Size : :14.4 x 1 x 19.4 cm
                      • ISBN-10 :   8184956010
                      • ISBN-13 :   978-8184956016

                      DESCRIPTION:

                      The magnificent monuments of Gulbarga, Bidar and Bijapur in northern Karnataka are manifestations of a vibrant culture that flourished under the rule of the Bahmani and Adil Shahi sultans during the 14th to 17th centuries. The wealth of these rulers derived from the lucrative trade routes that traversed the Deccan plateau, while the splendour of their courts owed much to an open immigration policy by which gifted individuals from other parts of India, as well as from the Middle East and Central Asia, were encouraged to settle.

                      Though the Bahmanis were supplanted partly by the Adil Shahis at the turn of the 16th century and the latter were annihilated by the Mughal invasion of the Deccan in the 1680s, their capital cities preserve many splendid buildings. These include the imposing fortresses of Gulbarga and Bidar, the grand audience halls and ornate residential apartments in Bidar and Bijapur, the mosques and Sufi shrines in Gulbarga and the beautifully decorated royal tombs on the outskirts of Bidar and Bijapur. For more adventurous travellers there are the abandoned ruins of Firuzabad and the decaying pleasure resort at Kumatgi.All these monuments and sites are described and profusely illustrated in this guidebook, the first ever to be published for this region.

                                          $30
                                          Hampi Vijayanagara
                                          Hampi Vijayanagara
                                          SPECIFICATION:
                                          • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                          • By : John M Fritz & George Michell (Author)
                                          • Binding : Paperback
                                          • Language : English  
                                          • Edition : 2014
                                          • Pages :  160 pages
                                          • Size : : 14.3 x 1.1 x 19.5 cm
                                          • ISBN-13 :  978-8184956023

                                          DESCRIPTION:

                                          Hampi is one of the most beautiful and evocative of all historical sites in south India. Austere yet grandiose, it was established as the seat of the Vijayanagara empire in the mid-14th century, a time when art and architecture flourished. Contemporary chroniclers from Persia, Italy, Portugal and Russia visited the empire during this period and left glowing accounts of a city that was conquered by Sultanate troops in AD 1565, pillaged for six months and abandoned.

                                          Hampi Vijayanagara examines the temples renowned for their florid ornamentation, intricate carvings, magnificent pavilions, stately pillars and a wealth of iconographic and traditional depictions. The book also includes site plans and three-dimensional reconstructions.

                                                              $30
                                                              Elephanta (Jaico / Deccan Heritage Foundation Guidebook Series)
                                                              Elephanta (Jaico / Deccan Heritage Foundation Guidebook Series)
                                                              SPECIFICATION:
                                                              • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                              • By : George Michell (Author)
                                                              • Binding : Paperback
                                                              • Language : English  
                                                              • Edition : 2014
                                                              • Pages :  144 pages
                                                              • Size : : 14.5 x 1.1 x 19.3 cm
                                                              • ISBN-10 :  8184956037
                                                              • ISBN-13 :  978-8184956030

                                                              DESCRIPTION:

                                                              The 6th-century rock-cut cave temple on Elephanta island, in the middle of Mumbai harbour, is the home of Shiva, the greatest of all Hindu gods. Elephanta leads the reader through this magnificent cave temple, examining its overall architectural scheme and interpreting the myths of Shiva that are depicted so forcefully in the extraordinary stone sculptures. The outstanding photographs capture the beauty and magic of the cave.

                                                              This book also contains fascinating accounts of European travellers, documenting their discovery of Elephanta from the 17th century onwards and includes information on the ongoing efforts to preserve this monument that was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

                                                                                  $30
                                                                                  Bombay Gothic
                                                                                  Bombay Gothic
                                                                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                  • By : Christopher W London (Author)
                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                  • Language : English  
                                                                                  • Edition : 2014
                                                                                  • Pages :  156 pages
                                                                                  • Size : : 14.9 x 1.1 x 18.9 cm
                                                                                  • ISBN-13 : 978-8184956047

                                                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                  The Gothic Revival architectural style, innovatively adapted to local conditions, was introduced to 19th century Bombay by Governor HBE Frere. Famous architects, theorists and prominent Indians of the era assisted him in the realization of his vision for Bombay as the country’s first city. Tracing the evolution of its distinctive architectural style, Christopher London reveals the fascinating history of a developing metropolis.

                                                                                  Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs as well as rare archival material and drawing visual comparisons with both contemporary and medieval European models, Bombay Gothic presents a comprehensive perspective of Victorian architecture in Bombay.

                                                                                                      $30
                                                                                                      Hyderabad, Golconda
                                                                                                      Hyderabad, Golconda
                                                                                                      SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                      • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                      • By : Marika Sardar (Author)
                                                                                                      • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                      • Language : English  
                                                                                                      • Edition : 2015
                                                                                                      • Pages :  108 pages
                                                                                                      • Size : :  14.5 x 0.7 x 19.8 cm
                                                                                                      • ISBN-13 :  978-8184956948

                                                                                                      DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                      This guidebook is the first to showcase the magnificent monuments of the twin cities of Golconda and Hyderabad, the successive capitals of the Qutb Shahi sultans and the Asaf Jahis, the latter usually referred to by their title as the Nizams. Golconda's massive fortifications and defensive gateways, as well as its decaying palaces, pavilions, stores and barracks give the best possible idea of one of India's wealthiest and grandest royal cities in the 16th-17th centuries. These buildings may be compared with the courtly and civic monuments in Hyderabad, many of them sponsored by the Nizams who ruled this part of India up to the middle of the 20th century.

                                                                                                      Marika Sardar provides the essential historical background for all these vestiges, together with their religious and cultural context. She then describes the most important monuments of Hyderabad, beginning with the Old City and then progressing to the different urban zones of the modern city, ending with the churches and club that still stand in the British cantonment of Secunderabad to the north. For those with more time and interest, the author also describes the rugged hill citadel of Golconda, now partly engulfed by the rapidly expanding suburbs of one of India's most vital metropoles. Profusely illustrated with Surendra Kumar's fine photographs and handy city maps, the guidebook should prove indispensable to all visitors to Hyderabad.

                                                                                                                          $30
                                                                                                                          Aurangabad with Daulatabad, Khuldabad and Ahmadnagar
                                                                                                                          Aurangabad with Daulatabad, Khuldabad and Ahmadnagar
                                                                                                                          SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                          • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                          • By : Pushkar Sohoni  (Author)
                                                                                                                          • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                          • Language : English  
                                                                                                                          • Edition : 2015
                                                                                                                          • Pages :  150 pages
                                                                                                                          • Size : : 14.3 x 1.2 x 19.5 cm
                                                                                                                          • ISBN-13 :  978-8184957020

                                                                                                                          DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                                          This guidebook focuses on four cities and sites in Maharashtra of exceptional historical importance and architectural interest. While Aurangabad is well known as a convenient base from which to reach the celebrated cave-temples at Ajanta and Ellora, the city's tombs and mosques are hardly ever visited. Many of these were built during the 17th century, when the city served as the second capital of the Mughal Empire, taking its name from the emperor Aurangzeb who spent many years here. A short distance from Aurangabad is Daulatabad. This citadel is dominated by a rugged basalt hill, the sides of which have been artificially scooped into vertical faces, beneath which are situated a number of palaces and mosques dating back to the 13th-14th centuries. The nearby small walled town of Khuldabad is celebrated for its holy Sufi shrines, inside one of which Aurangzeb himself is buried. The city of Ahmadnagar, a day trip from Aurangabad, was capital of the Nizam Shahi sultans in the 16th century. From their era date a number of impressive mosques, tombs and palaces, also well worth visiting. All these buildings and more are described and profusely illustrated in this guidebook, the first ever published for this region.

                                                                                                                                              $23
                                                                                                                                              Jewish Heritage of the Deccan: Mumbai, The Northern Konkan and Pune
                                                                                                                                              Jewish Heritage of the Deccan: Mumbai, The Northern Konkan and Pune
                                                                                                                                              SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                                              • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                              • By : Kenneth X Robbins (Author)
                                                                                                                                              • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                              • Language : English  
                                                                                                                                              • Edition : 2018
                                                                                                                                              • Pages :  120 pages
                                                                                                                                              • Size : : 14.1 x 1.3 x 20.1 cm
                                                                                                                                              • ISBN-10 : 9386348667
                                                                                                                                              • ISBN-13 : 978-9386348661

                                                                                                                                              DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                                                              A well-priced first guidebook devoted to the architectural heritage of the Jews of the Deccan - Features newly commissioned photography Jews living today in the state of Maharashtra in the Deccan region of India number little more than several thousand. Yet abundant vestiges are still evident of the once much larger ancient Bene Israel, and the more recent émigré Baghdadi Jews. Monuments and sites are preserved in Mumbai (Bombay) and Pune (Poona), as well as in the smaller towns in the northern Konkan region. They include synagogues and cemeteries, as well as hospitals, schools, libraries, and research institutions, as well as mills and other commercial buildings. This one-of-a-kind guidebook invites travelers and others into this little known, but rich part of India's architectural heritage.

                                                                                                                                                                  $35
                                                                                                                                                                  Portuguese Sea Forts Goa, with Chaul, Korlai and Vasai
                                                                                                                                                                  Portuguese Sea Forts Goa, with Chaul, Korlai and Vasai
                                                                                                                                                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                  • By : Amita Kanekar (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English  
                                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2016
                                                                                                                                                                  • Pages :  128 pages
                                                                                                                                                                  • Size : : 14.1 x 1.3 x 20.1 cm
                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13 :978-8184957037

                                                                                                                                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                                                                                  The Portuguese presence on the Arabian Sea coast of the Deccan dates from the beginning of the 16th century, with the establishment of Goa as the capital of a rapidly expanding maritime enterprise that eventually encompassed much of Asia. In order to protect the ships carrying their goods, merchants, troops and missionaries to India, the Portuguese constructed a string of seaside strongholds in and around Goa, and further up the coast of what is now Maharashtra. This guidebook is the first to showcase the vestiges of the Portuguese sea forts of the Deccan, drawing attention to their surviving battlemented ramparts and angular bastions, watchtowers and lighthouses, chapels and churches. While some forts have recently been restored, such as Reis Magos and Tiracol in Goa, others are now dilapidated and overgrown. This guidebook contains descriptions of all the major Portuguese sea forts of the region, illustrated with newly commissioned photographs and site maps.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Buddhist Rock-Cut Monasteries of the Western GhatsBuddhist Rock-Cut Monasteries of the Western Ghats
                                                                                                                                                                                      Buddhist Rock-Cut Monasteries of the Western Ghats
                                                                                                                                                                                      SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                      • By : George Michell (Author), Gethin Rees (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Language : English  
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Edition : 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pages :  128 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Size : : 14.1 x 1.3 x 20.1 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                      • ISBN-13 : 978-9386867049

                                                                                                                                                                                      DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                                                                                                      This guidebook focuses on the rock-cut Buddhist monasteries near Nashik and Junnar, and at Karla, Bhaja, Bedsa, Kondane and Kanheri, all in western Maharashtra. These magnificent shrines and dwellings, known as chaityas and viharas, were cut into the basalt cliffs of the Western Ghats more than 2,000 years ago. They are located near to trade routes that wound their way through mountain passes, linking ports on the Arabian Sea with cities in the Deccan hinterland. Merchants travelling along these routes, together with local kings and queens and guilds of craftsperson's, financed these excavations and supported the everyday life of the monks and nuns who resided there in ancient times.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Co-authored by George Michel and Gethin Rees, and illustrated with splendid, newly commissioned photographs by Surendra Kumar, this is the first guidebook to describe the sites listed above. The monuments are arranged according to itineraries to encourage visitors from Mumbai, Pune and Nashik to discover these splendid vestiges of the Deccan’s ancient Buddhist period.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Heritage of the Kakatiyas: Hanamkonda, Warangal, Palampet, Ghanpur
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Heritage of the Kakatiyas: Hanamkonda, Warangal, Palampet, Ghanpur
                                                                                                                                                                                                          SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • By : Phillip B. Wagoner (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Language : English  
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Edition : 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pages :  144 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Size : :  20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ISBN-10 :: 9387944859
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ISBN-13 :978-9387944855

                                                                                                                                                                                                          DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          The kakatiyas were the most powerful kings of Telangana during the 12th and 13th centuries. The 200 or so years of their rule mark the high point in the prosperity, culture and art traditions of this part of the Deccan. Nowhere is this better seen than in the thousand-pillar temple of hanamkonda and the ramappa temple of palampet, both of which preserve a profusion of elaborate carvings. Though the great svayambhu Shiva temple in Warangal that served as a dynastic shrine for the kakatiyas was later demolished, its four ceremonial entrance portals, or toranas, still stand, giving a glimpse into the imposing architecture of the era. That the kakatiyas also invested in Agriculture is evident from the vast reservoirs, or cheruvus, that they constructed, providing much needed water to local farmers in the past and down to the present day. Authored by Phillip B. Wagoner, a specialist on the literature and art traditions of Telangana, and illustrated with specially commissioned photographs by Surendra Kumar, this guidebook is the first to describe the sites and monuments associated with the kakatiyas, their contemporaries and successors in and around the twin cities of hanamkonda-warangal. Many of these locations may easily be reached as a day trip from Hyderabad and it is hoped that this guidebook will prove informative and serviceable to scholars and students, as well as to General visitors.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mayamatam: Set of Two Volumes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mayamatam: Set of Two Volumes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Publisher : Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • By : Shailaja Pandey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cover : Hardcover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Language : Sanskrit & Hindi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Edition : 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pages : 710
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Weight : 1.49 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Size : 8.7 x 5.6 x 2 inches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ISBN-10 : 9380326602
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ISBN-13 : 978-9380326603
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7 Sutras of Innovation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7 Sutras of Innovation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Specification:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • By : Nikhil Inamdar with Marico Innovation Foundation (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cover : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Edition : 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pages : 284 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Weight : 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Size : 14 x 1.6 x 21.6 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ISBN-10 : 938930525X
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ISBN-13 : 978-9389305258

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Description:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In 7 Sutras of Innovation, Nikhil Inamdar tracks the journeys of eight organizations that have scaled up to become top players in their own fields. The book distills seven universal and powerful sutras that are common to their success stories as they made the critical transition from being start-ups to scale-ups.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The organizations covered inside are Marico Innovation Foundation’s ‘Innovation for India’ award winners for heralding breakthrough innovations across business and social sectors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              These organizations are highly diverse in terms of sectors, products, business models and operations. However, what’s common among them is that they have achieved outstanding results with speed, scale and sustainability. The organizations featured are:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tonbo Imaging • Goonj • Rivigo • ISRO • Forus Health • Agastya International Foundation • The Better India • St. Judes

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mayamatam (2 Vols.) (Pt. 14 & 15)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mayamatam (2 Vols.) (Pt. 14 & 15)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • By : Bruno Dagens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cover : Hardcover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Edition : 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pages : 978
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Weight : 1.8 gm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Size : 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ISBN-10: 8120812263
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ISBN-13: 978-8120812260
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Mayamata is a Vastusastra, i.e. a treatise on dwelling, and as such it deals with all the facets of gods' and men's dwellings, from the choice of the site to the iconography of the temple walls. It contains numerous and precise descriptions of villages and towns as well as of the temples, houses, mansions and palaces. It gives indications for the selection of a proper orientation, right dimensions, and of appropriate materials. It intends to be a manual for the architect and a guidebook for the layman. Well-thought-of by traditional architects (sthapati-s) of South India, the treatise is of great interest at a time when technical traditions, in all fields, are being scrutinized for their possible modern application. The present bilingual edition prepared by Dr. Bruno Dagens, contains critically edited Sanskrit text which is an improvement over the earlier edition by the same scholar and published as No.40 of Publications de I'Institut Francaisd' Indologie, Pondicherry. The English translation, also published earlier, has now been revised with copious notes. The usefulness of the edition has been further enhanced by adding an analytical table of contents and a comprehensive glossary. In the series of Kalamulasastra early texts on music, namely, Matralaksanam, Dattilam and Brhaddest, have been published. The medieval texts on music, specially, the Sribastamuktavali (No.3 in the series) and the Nartananirnaya (No.17 in the series), bring us up to the 15th and 16th century. In the case of architecture, despite the IGNCA's endeavour to publish portions of the Brhatsamhita, the Agnipurana and the Visnudharmottara-Purana, first this has not been possible. Instead, our scholars were able to complete work first on a late but important text, namely, Silparatnakosa. We hope that the sections on architecture in the Brhatsamhita, the Agnipurana and the Visnudharmottara-purana which predate the medieval texts, will be published soon, alongwith revised and re-edited texts of Manasollasa and Aparajitaprccha. The Mayamatam is the fourteenth and fifteenth volumes in the Kalamulasastra series of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA).
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Ananda-Vana Of Indian Art: Dr. Anand Krishna Felicitation Volume - With Contributions By Over Fifty International Experts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Ananda-Vana Of Indian Art: Dr. Anand Krishna Felicitation Volume - With Contributions By Over Fifty International Experts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Specification:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Publisher : Indica Books
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • By : Krishna Manu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cover : Hardcover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Edition : June 15, 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pages : 607
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Weight : 2.700 kg.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Size : 10.9 x 9 x 1.6 inches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ISBN-10 : 8186569480
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ISBN-13 : 978-8186569481
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Product Code : BK14251
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Description:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prof: (Rtd.) Dr. Rai Anand Krishna needs no introduction to the world of Indian Art and Culture. On his father Rai Krishnadasa’s rich foundation, he structured his own creativity, experience of study, research and publication in this field. His creativity goes back to 1944 (a long span of six decades); his tradition continues even to the next generation. His accessible and kind personality makes him a standing humanist dear to a whole generation of Indian art students (who consider him his guru) as well as his scholar friends.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              These students and friends, now an intimate part of the “Krishna family”, have in course of time carved for themselves a niche in their respective fields and are today among the outstanding scholars of Indian Art around the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This unique volume is a compilation of articles contributed by these colleagues, friends and students — all Indian art specialists from the length and breadth of the world. They have come together by contributing interesting finds of their fields to form this book-offering which constitutes a landmark in this Ananda-Vana of Indian Art, that is “The Forest of Bliss of Indian Art”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Covering a time span from centuries prior to the beginning of Christian Era to the modern times, i.e. almost 2,000 years, this book embraces almost every facet of Indian Art, such as architecture, sculpture, textile, decorative arts, folk and modern art, sociology and culture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Enriched with over 500 spectacular colour and black & white relevant illustrations, this scholarly book, unprecedented in style, will not only be a source of information both textually and visually for the academics, but will also be of great interest to every person fascinated by the general or specialized study of Indian Art.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gupta Sculpture (Indian Sculpture of the Fourth to the Sixth Centuries A.D.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gupta Sculpture (Indian Sculpture of the Fourth to the Sixth Centuries A.D.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              About the Book : This is the first comprehensive survey of the sculpture of the Gupta period in India (4th, 5th and 6th centuries). The Gupta age is the classical period of Indian civilization, still regarded as a golden age, when many of the elements of Indian civilization which have endured to this day assumed their present form. More than 140 examples of Gupta sculpture, in both stone and terracotta, are illustrated. These include well known masterpieces like the Sarnath Buddhas as well as numerous work discovered in the past thirty years before its publication, both Hindu and Jain. Terracottas, in which the Gupta modelers reached heights rarely if ever surpassed and which have been hither-to grossly neglected, are here for the first time given proper attention.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              An introduction briefly describes the historical and social background of Gupta art, and its development, and suggests some of its most salient characteristics. While Gupta is remarkably homogeneous in style, the Gupta dominion stretched across the whole of north India, and separate sections are devoted to the various regions. More detailed description of individual pieces, with other relevant information and bibliographical reference, are contained in the notes to the plates.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              About the Author : Dr. James C. Harle, who was trained as a historian and a Sanskritist, has been a visitor to India over the past forty years. He was the keeper of the Department of Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum, for most of this period and lectured for the faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford University, on Indian Art and Architecture. He teaches Indian Art History at Oxford University. In 1990 the University awarded him the degree of D. Litt. For his published works which include along with many articles, Temple Gateways in South India (New Delhi, 1995), and The Art and Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent (New Haven and London, 1994), the standard text, also now in its second edition. The author recently retired after five years as President of the Society for South Asian Studies (British Academy).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cover : Hard Cover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Edition : 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publisher : Munshiram Manoharlal Publication Pvt.Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ISBN : 8121506417
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pages : 79 (B&W Illus: 149, Maps: 1)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Development of Hindu IconographyThe Development of Hindu Iconography
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Development of Hindu Iconography
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hindu Iconography reflects fully the Hindu mind in its religious and social aspects. Its study enables one to understand the mysterious India in the varied facets of her life and culture. Iconography means not merely the mechanical description and identification of an image, but also a study of the various processes, mental and social, which lead to the growth of a cult or of a particular iconic type. The present book by a reputed Indian specialist views the subject of the Hindu Iconography from the evolutionary standpoint and can claim to be a pioneer and authoritative work in this respect.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The author has carefully marshaled all kinds of data - literary, epigraphic, numismatic, glyphic and sculptural - and presents his materials and different problems in a systematic manner so as to build up a logical and coherent picture of Hindu Iconography in its wide and varied scope. A special feature of the book lies in a discussion of early iconographic types even before the systematization of this branch of knowledge in the ancient Hindu texts. First published in 1941, the present edition has been completely revised and enlarged so as to serve as the most authoritative guide and reference work on this interesting subject.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cover: Hard Cover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Edition : 3rd (2002)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publisher : Munshiram Manoharlal Publication Pvt.Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ISBN : 978-8121500692
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pages : 692
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mahisasuramardini In Art, Iconography and Cult Practices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mahisasuramardini In Art, Iconography and Cult Practices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saktism, the concept of Śakti, the source of all energies of the Universe plays a vital role in the socio-religious tradition of India since the dawn of human civilization. Mahiṣāsuramardinī, the Divine Mother is one of the manifestations of Śakti. She is the most impressive and formidable goddess of the Hindu pantheon. The cult of Mahiṣāsuramardinī is of considerable antiquity. Its genesis can be traced from the Vedic literature. The Mahabharat and the Purāṇas have provided varied but vivid accounts of the origin of the goddess. The author besides emphasizing on the descriptions of the deity as per the Puranic texts, has also discussed the emergence and representation of the goddess who has occupied a prominent place in the sculptural history of India through the ages.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Here the author presents a rich and variegated picture of the Mahiṣāsuramardinī art of Orissa, highlighting the evolving iconography of individual images with special reference to the Śilpa and Tantric Texts. He focuses on different forms and depictions of the goddess. In this work the generalization and characteristics have been drawn on the basis of iconographic, ritualistic and comparative studies. The book also incorporates the genesis of Śakti cult, historical development, ritualistic patterns along with the elements of art and aesthetic in Mahiṣāsuramardinī images. The work abounds in photographs revealing the variety forms of the goddess and provides many maps, diagrams and iconographical charts, yantras, mudras etc which will create interest not only for the scholars of archeology, history and religion but also for the historians of art as well.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Author
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Sanjaya Kumar Mahapatra (born 1963) who is an ardent devotee of Female Divinity,has devoted two decades of his illustrious career to the study of Archaeology, History and culture of the state of Odisha. Presently he is working as the Principal and the Departmental Head of History in Janata College, Kuhuri, Dist-Khurda(Odisha). For his excellence he has been conferred upon the titles such as Rastriya Gaurava Award by the India International Friendship Society, Delhi and also"Jyotishavidya Bachaspati" by the Astrological Foundation, Dinalipi, Berhampur (Odisha) and is also felicitated as educationist by Sri Sashi Bhusana Behera, the honourable M.P on behalf of Ramadaya Parishad, Nirakarpur, Khurda, Odisha.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Mahapatra is well versed in Yoga, Tantra and Astrology and has got the credit to publish seventy articles in the different national and state magazines like "The Kalyan Kalpataru", Gita Press Gorakhpur, "The Bhavan's Journal" Bombay, "Orissa Review" (Odisha), "The Orissa Historical journal", Bhubaneswar(Odisha), "The Mahodadhi", "The Nirmalya", "The Daivi Sakti", "The Niyati" and "The Nakshatra" etc. which brought him state and national repute in recognition. For the achievement of the spiritual goal he was initiated into the path of Kriya-Yoga in 1988 and simultaneously blessed with the divine grace of Sri Paramahamsa Hariharananda Giri, the beloved Kriya-Yoga Master.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Myth and Legends in Indian Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Myth and Legends in Indian Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In this exellent book, the authors discuss the concept and role of myths and legends in Indian art. The centrality of myths andlegends in ancient Indian literature, folklore and popular imagination has been brought out. In the second part of the book, masterpieces of art have been carefully included keeping in mind chronological range, variety of mediums, different sources of repositories and above all their way of presentation. art.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Temple of Chaunsatha yogin at Bheraghat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Temple of Chaunsatha yogin at Bheraghat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Edition : 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Size & Pages : Size 26 cm, pp. xvi, 184, Illus., 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publisher : Agam Kala Prakashan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Format : Hardbound
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Monuments of Sanchi set in three vols.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Monuments of Sanchi set in three vols.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Monuments of Sanchi, the magnum opus of Marshall and Foucher, is the result of painstaking exposition of the monuments, their assessment and description which is a signal service rendered to Indian culture in general and Buddhist art and architecture in particular. This monumental work by Marshall and Foucher is in three volumes. The present reprint, is reduced to almost two-thirds of the original size without impairing in any manner ts original quality. This would prove to be a real boon to students of Indology and Indian Culture, art historians, critics and archaeologists as well.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sculpture of the Western Himalayas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sculpture of the Western Himalayas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is the first somewhat comprehensive study of the sculpture (made in various mediums), of the Western Himalayas. Works spread over a period of the millennium and a variety of styles are discussed in this book. The author also discusses in some details the sculpture of the neighbouring areas; Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and the south-eastern parts of Himachal Pradesh including the hills of Uttar Pradesh. It is hoped that this book would provide a deeper insight into this relatively uncovered area.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Siva in Indian Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Siva in Indian Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Siva’s Iconography is of seminal importance in the history of Indian Art. The present work, Siva in Indian Art, for the first time, presents an exhaustive study of the impact of mythology on the iconography of Siva from the earliest to the 16th century C.E. The author compares the Saiva sculptures of Andhra with their counterparts belonging to the other schools of art like the Pallava, the Chalukya, the Chola, the Rashtrakuta, the Kalinga and others of South India which makes the work authoritative and exhaustive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Further, the study also throws fresh light on the iconographical evolution of different forms of Siva, besides their physiognomy. The forms of Siva are grouped as Nrityamurtis, Samyuktamurtis, Samharamurtis, Anugrahamurtis, Saumyamurtis & Pratyekamurtis. Being a serious research work this is very valuable for the history of Iconography of Siva and serves as a beacon for further research in this field. With over 100 illustrations, this is an essential book for anyone interested in Indian art.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. D. Kiran Kranth Choudary, (b.1954), Ph.D., D.Litt. is Professor of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology and also the Principal and Dean Faculty of Arts, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. He is the Coordinator of the UGC SAP DRS-I. His field of specialization is Art and Architecture in which he contributed innovative articles. He has completed five Research Projects sponsored by the UGC and ICHR. He has organized seven conferences/seminars/ workshops on different themes. He was the Coordinator of the Association of Indian Universities, 78th Annual Meet of the All India Vice-Chancellors. He received training in Remote Sensing for Archaeology at NRSA, Hyderabad. He chaired many sessions in various conferences and seminars. As a resource person he delivered lectures/talks in different universities in India and Abroad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Kiran Kranth has published books: Five Prominent Temples of Bhuvanesvar (1982), Ragadhuli (1984), Ramayana in Indian Art and Epigraphy (2006), Srikalahstisvara Temple, A Study based on Epigraphs and Sculptures (2008), Teluguvari Silpakala (2012) and also edited Sankaram, Recent Researches on Indian Culture (2000), Prasadam, Recent Researches on Archaeology, Art, Architecture and Culture (2004), Ancient Civilizations (2006) and Archaeology and Art: New Dimensions (2008). He has seventy six research papers to his credit published in reputed Research Journals. He served as Dean (Exams) and Special Officer (Evaluation) for the university and also former Head and Chairman Board of Studies, Dept of A.I.H.C. & Archaeology. He is awarded Sri Gomateshwara Vidyapeetha Award-2008, Srikalahastisvaraswamy vari Puraskaram-2010, Meritorious Teacher Award-2011and Government of Andhra Pradesh State Awards to Meritorious Teachers-2013. He is associated with many academic bodies in various capacities. As poet and creative writer he is associated with many literary and cultural organizations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Contents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Preface ix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Foreword xiii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Abbreviations xxxi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              List of Illustrations xxxiii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Introduction 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Nṛityamūrtis 28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Saṁyuktamūrtis 47
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Saṁhāramūrtis 68
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Anugrahamūrtis 99
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Saumyamūrtis 122
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Pratyēkamūrtis 151
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Epilogue 185
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Glossary 206
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bibliography 214
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Index 231
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Plates 239
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sakti in Indian Archaeology, Art, Literature and philosphy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sakti in Indian Archaeology, Art, Literature and philosphy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is a volume comprising of selected papers presented in National Seminar on 'Shakti in Indian Art, Archaeology, Philosophy and Literature'. The volume touches various areas of knowledge as the title suggests. Scholars who have contributed to the book are from various fields like Archaeology, Art, Numismatics, Hindustani Art Music, Cultural Anthropology, Literature, Political science and Philosophy. The book takes the cross section of the cultural reflections of the concept of 'Shakti'. Various forms and aspects of 'Shakti' are discussed by scholarly community compiled in the form of this volume. There total 26 papers contributed by scholars coming from various parts of Indian Subcontinent.
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