Art Shrines of Ancient India

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Abhinav Publications, 2003 - Art - 123 pages
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
11
Periods and Places of Indian Art
18
The Golden Girdle of Goddess Kamakshi
27
Temple of Chamba
35
The Artless Art of Chalukyas
41
Plastic Figures in Pillars and Panels
49
Eulogy to Divinity
59
Nerve Centre of Buddhist Learning
67
The Hallmark of Hoysala Art
75
The Silverladen City of the Chandellas
83
Myths and Memories of Malwa
91
Majestic Monument to Mellifluous Meenakshi
97
The Mansion of Marble Magic
105
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