CONTENTS:- 1. Origin of Jainism and Legendary Accounts 2. History of Jainism in Odisha 3. Jaina Iconography 4. Iconographic Features of Tirthankaras 5. Yaksa, Yaksinis and Other Minor Divinities 6. Mudras and Asanas, 7. Earliest Phase of Jaina Art: Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves 8. Cave Architecture 9. Minor Inscription and the Loose Jaina Sculpture on Khyandagiri Hill 10. Significant Feature of Jaina Art 11. Jaina Bronze Art 12. Medieval Jaina Art in Retrospect
This treatise presents lucidly the Jaina icons and architecture that eveloped and developed in the state from the time of the Aira Monarch Mahameghavahana Kharavela in the 1 century B.C. till about 11th-12th century A.D. The Jaina sculptural art of different evolutionary phases and the bronzes with exqusite workmanship speak of the rich art heritage of the state. The art specimens incorporated in this book have been brought to light mainly through field survey and exploration.