Woman in Indian Sculpture

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Abhinav Publications, Jan 1, 2006 - Sculpture, Ancient - 153 pages
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This Monograph, First Of Its Kind, Surveys The Female Sculptures Created By Indian Artists Through Centuries, From An Ancient Era Of Indus Valley Civilization To Medieval Times. Archaeological Data Is Interpretd In The Light Of Literary And Cultural Traditions Of India. Various Images The Sculptors Conceived Of Her As Mother Doddess, Yakshi, Devangana And Surasundari, Lover Par Excellemce, One As Fond Of Wine , Dance And Musaic, Shrinagara Nayika, Paragon Of Beauty And Inerllect And Also Embodiment Of Forces Of Death And Destruction, And Made Into Sculptures, Are Described Here In Very Lucid Language, To Give The Readers An Insight Into Indian Art.
 

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Contents

FOREWORD
7
INTRODUCTION
9
THE BEGINNING
13
1 EARLY REPRESENTATION
15
2 WOMAN AND TREE
21
3 YAKSHI
31
4 MATHURA BEAUTIES
37
5 AT HER FEET
47
9 DEVANGANAALASAKANYA
85
10 SHRINGARA NAYIKA
93
11 LOVER
107
12 BEAUTY AND INTELLECT
119
13 LOVER OF JEWELLERY
125
14 WOMAN TERRIBLE
133
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
145
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
147

6 WINE AND WOMAN
55
7 DANCER
67
8 MUSICIANINSTRUMENTALIST
77

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