Jain Wall Painting in Doab Region: With special reference to Saharanpur and Adjoining Areas
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Book ID : 38239
ISBN-10 : 81-7387-226-0 / 8173872260
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7387-226-6 / 9788173872266
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
72p., 16p. of Plts., Illus., Map, Bib., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Traditional Secular Architecture. 3. Development of jain Temple Architecture. 4. Jain Pantheology. 5. Thematic, Stylistic and Technical Exposition. 6. Conclusion.
Situated in the tarai belt between the Yamuna and Ganga rivers in the fertile plains of north India, Saharanpur and its adjoining areas have been defined as the Doab belt are lavishly built with the ornamental wood and stone works, and profusely painted with wall paintings and floral work. Some of the wall paintings in the Jain temples may be defined as murals. In some of the wall paintings, a fleeting impression of the pahari miniature may be identified. In other wall paintings, stylistic mix-up is clearly reflected, with the abundance of flora and geometrical decorations. Such wall paintings are enriched with the profuse use of inlay work of precious stones, and in some others, the technique of stuccoing may be seen applied. Thus in the wall paintings of the Jain temples in Saharanpur, different styles of wall painting may be seen experimented. In the present study, attempt has also been made to discuss in detail the art and architectural peculiarities of the ancient Jain temples and Jain havelis. Besides, the Jain pantheistic system has also been studies for the better interpretation and understanding of the thematic, stylistic and technical aspects of the art of wall painting have also been discussed in detail. Thus, it is for the first time that an attempt to study the art and architecture of the Jain temples and Jain havelis has been made. it is hoped that this humble effort shall be of benefit to the scholars and academicians, and that it shall ispire further studies on the subject.