Śuṅga Art: Cultural Reflections
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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COSTUME TEXTILE AND FOOTWEAR
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1st cent 2nd cent Agnihotri P.D. Agrawala V.S. Allahabad Museum ancient Indian anklets architecture arranged Arthasastra artist bangles beaded strings Besnagar Bharata Bharhut sculptures bicornate Bodhgaya Bodhgaya sculptures bodhi body Buddhist buns chariot cloth coiffure contemporary context covered Cullavagga curved cylindrical decorated Delhi dhvaja early historic early Indian elephant female Ganga valley girdles hair head head-dress Ibid Jain Jataka stories jewellery jewels Kausambi Kautilya literary evidence literature lower garment Mahabharata mainly Marshall materials Mathura Mauryan mentioned metal Natyasastra neck necklaces occurs ornaments panel Patanjali Patna rectangular refers represented reveal roof royal sakaccha Sanchi sculptures Sanchi stupa sculptural representations sculptures depict seat seems sewn garments shape shown wearing shown worn side similar Sivaramamurti Sonkh specimens spiral stone sculptures structures style Suhga period Suhga sculptures sword Tamluk Taxila term terracottas turban upper garment upto usually Vaisali variety Vedic vedika vessels Vidisha Vinaya waist waist-band women yakshi