India and South-East Asia: The Buddhist and Hindu Tradition
Firmly rooted in Indian religion, cosmology and society, this book describes the evolution of architecture on the Indian sub-continent and the neighbouring countries of south-east Asia from the earliest times to the rise of Islam at the end of the 11th century in the north and in the 17th century in the south.
Describing a complex line of development - from the monumental excavated shrines at Ajanta to such late southern temple complexes as Madurai and the palace fort at Gwalior - India and South-East Asia also covers the exported tradition in Java, Cambodia, Burma and Thailand, which resulted in such stupendous monuments as Angkor Wat and the Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Rangoon.
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7th century Ajanta amalaka ambulatory anda Angkor architecture Ashoka Ayutthaya Bagan base blind doors Borobodur bowl of plenty Brahmanism Buddha Buddhist building built Burmese candi capital cardinal cella central centre century bc chaitya Chalukyan chattri Cholas circumambulatory colonnade columns complex cornice cosmic court cruciform deity Dieng plateau earliest early elaboration elements embellishment enclosure entablature entrance excavated Funan galleries gate hall harmika Hinayana Hindu temple Hinduism India Indra Khmer king kumbha later lotus Mahayana mandapa Mauryan Meru metres millennium miniature monasteries monumental mouldings mountain multi-storey native overleaf Pahto palace Pallavas Pattadakal pavilion piers pillar plinth porch portal portico prasada Pratihara projections Purusha Ratha rectangular relief reliquary roof ruler Sailendra Sanchi sanctum sangha shakti shikhara Shiva Sirkap slabs Solanki square Srivijaya storeys structure stupa subsidiary shrines superimposed superstructure Suryavarman symbol terraces tiered trabeated tradition Vedic Vedic iconography vestibule vihara vimana Vishnu walls worship yaksha