Art Shrines of Ancient India

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Abhinav Publications, 2003 - Art - 123 pages
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Art Shrines Of Ancient India Deals With The Art Treasures Of Selected Archaeological Sites In The Various State.5 Of India. The Sites Dealt With Are: Sarnath, Sanchi, Kanchipuram, Mamallapuram Cmahabalipuram) , Temples Of Chamba, Aihole, Badami, Pattadakkal, Elephanta, Euora, Ajanta,Nalanda, Konarak, Halebid, Belur, Khajuraho, Suchindram, Mandu, Madurai, Chittor And Mount Abu. Profusely Illustrated, The Book Peeps In~O The Historical And Mythological Past Of Each Site And Evaluates The Artistic Contri- Butions Of The Various Ruling Dynasties: The Mauryas, The Sungas, The Guptas, The Pallavas, The Chalukyas, The Rashtrakutas, Thepalas, The Senas,. The Gangas, The Cholas, The Hoysalas, The Chandellas, The Pandyas And The Nayaks. The Book Also Deals With The Siva-Sakti Theme And Homage To The Sun In The Art Of Ancient India And Indicates How These Are Depicted In The Various Temples Of I!Ldia. This Book Will Be An Invaluable Guide To All Tourists, Especially Foreigners And Non- Resident Indians, Who Want To Savour, In A Short Time, The Rich Artistic Heritage Displayed In The Famous Temples And Archaeological Sites In India.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Acknowledgements
11
Rough location of temples and archaeological sites
12
Indian Art Through the Ages
13
Periods and Places of Indian Art
18
Where Buddha Preached his First Sermon
19
Sublimity in Stone
23
The Golden Girdle of Goddess Kamakshi
27
Eulogy to Divinity
61
The Attic of Buddhist Art
63
Nerve Centre of Buddhist Learning
67
Kalinga Art at its Zenith
71
The Hallmark of Hoysala Art
75
Beautiful Ballerinas in Stone
81
The Silverladen City of the Chandellas
83
The Sanctuary of Sthanunatha
87

Monumental Monoliths of Mamalla
31
Temple of Chamba
35
The Artless Art of Chalukyas
53
The Bastion of Chalukyan Splendour
57
Plastic Figures in Pillars and Panels 49
51
Epiphany of Indian Genius 53
53
Myths and Memories of Malwa
91
Majestic Monument to Mellifluous Meenakshi
97
Courage and Chivalry
99
The Mansion of Marble Magic
105
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