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Early Chalukyan Temples: Art, Architecture and Icongraphy

Price : $89.75
ISBN # : 9788188934607
Author : J. Soundararajan
pages: 250
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Sharada Publishing House
Published : 2009

The work (book) deals with the essence of Art and Architecture subtly twained with Iconography Aesthetics besides legend and tradition for the sake of readers, it has been designed to bring out the marked of location, environ with present administrative support. A horizontal outline based on the epigraphically evidence of the early Chalukya tracing the contemporary political set up of that age shown. The work gives an emphasis to art form pattern set by the early Chalukyas tracing with veracity of forms. The temples of Aihole of various religious orders Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and other sect are dealt along with the narration of the cave temples and summation of the monuments.

Details of Iconography and classification of art forms with conclusion give an ardent explanation for the socio-religious binding of the society represented through the erection of the temples. It is also supported by annexure: the inventory of museum exhibits besides a glossary for ready reckon use of some terms and terminology.



Author Bio: Dr J. Soundararajan is currently working as a Lecturer in the Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Madras, Chennai. He was previously working (1999-2004) as Assistant Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India of Dharwad Circle, posted at Aihole. His contribution to journals in East and West volume-53 (2003), Rome-Italy, also adds feather to his cap. He had also prepared a guide book on the Chalukyan Center of Art while working at Aihole.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Thursday 17 May, 2012.
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