Temple Imagery from Early Mediaeval Peninsular India

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - Art - 300 pages
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Analyzing the ways in which ideas of heroic discourse and the socio-religious and political needs of the period moulded iconography, this book explores the evolution of the iconography of the early mediaeval Hindu temples of the Indian peninsula, over the course of the 6th-12th centuries C.E.
 

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Contents

religious idiom in peninsular India
13
Puranic pantheons and their iconography AD 6001200
59
concepts and images in literature
213
Imaging royal power in visual and verbal narratives
233
Pantheons of power the iconographic programme in royal temples
251
Reflections
273
Index
297
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Archana Verma has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK and a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla. She researches and teaches on various aspects of South Asian Art History and Cultural Studies.

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