Śuṅga Art: Cultural Reflections

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Sharada Publishing House, Jan 1, 2002 - Art, Śuṅga - 206 pages
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This Book Unravels The Details Of The Material Culture Of 2Nd And 1St Century B.C. India In Different Headings Like Architecture, Costume And Textile, Personal Ornaments, Coiffure And Head Gear, Vessels And Household Materials, Aries And Armour, Conveyance, Musical Instruments, Etc. The Represented Shapes Are Co-Related With The Descriptions In The Contemporary Literature And Corroborated With The Excavated Evidence, Wherever It Is Found Possible, To Establish The Authenticity Of The Pictorial Representations. Attempts Are Also Made In This Study To Understand The Social Context Of These Materials Like The Class, Gender And Regional Differences As Well As Their Cultural Functions Wherever The Evidences Have Permitted To Do So. This Study Also Helps Us Expand Our Understanding Of The Contemporary Literature And Excavated Objects, Because, It Provides The Visual Counterparts To The Literary Terms And, The Lost Shapes And Functional Contexts To The Excavated Objects. The Description In This Book Is Visually Supported By The Relevant Line Drawings And Photographs.

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Contents

ARCHITECTURE
1
COSTUME TEXTILE AND FOOTWEAR
29
PERSONAL ORNAMENTS
57
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