Art of the Imperial Cholas

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Columbia University Press, Oct 18, 1990 - Art - 160 pages
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The rule of the Chola dynasty in South India between the ninth and thirteenth centuries was a period of unparalleled creativity in Indian art. Known as the Golden Age of Tamil Culture, the Chola period produced dynamic royal personalities who shaped the artistic activity of theirtimes. Art of the Imperial Cholas examines the dynasty's architectural and sculptural achievements, which stand among the masterpieces of India.
 

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Contents

The Age of a Pious Queen THE TENTH CENTURY
1
A Tale of Two Emperors THE ELEVENTH CENTURY
49
Of Monarchs and Men THE TWELFTH AND THIRTEEN CENTURIES
93
Simplified Genealogy of the Chola Dynasty
127
Notes
129
Selected Bibliography
135
Illustrations
139
Index
145
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