Jaina Art and Architecture: Northern and Eastern India
Chanchreek, K.L. & Jain, Mahesh (Eds.)
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Book ID : 26187
ISBN-10 : 81-88658-51-0 / 8188658510
ISBN-13 : 978-81-88658-51-0 / 9788188658510
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Edition : (Reprint)
Language : English
xv, 356p., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Philosophy of Jaina Art and Architecture. 2. Jaina Iconography. 3. Evoloution of Jaina Art. 4. Fine Arts in Jaina Canon. 5. Jaina Art and Architecture: Mathura. 6. Importance of Inscriptions. 7. Jaina Monuments in Orissa. 8. Jaina Heritage in Ancient Bengal.
The present book on Jaina Art and Architecture: Northern and Eastern India, based on the scholarly studies and researches of learned art historians, museologists and archaeologists, traces the historical as well as mythological concepts of Jaina Art besides religious touch and symbolism in ancient Jaina Sculpture, focusing attention on Northern and Eastern India. The study begins with the introduction of Jaina image worship and Jaina architectural tradition in canonical literature, Jaina concept of the temple construction, Jaina cosmography involved in architecture, the influence of the Brahmanical Art and Jaina cosmography involved in architecture, the influence of the Brahmanical Art and Jaina pantheon and covers the evolution of Jaina Art and Iconographical forms, Symbolism, Fine Arts in Jaina canon, Mathura Jaina Art and Architecture as well as Jain Sculptures in Mathura Museum. This study also deals with the Jaina inscriptions, monuments and art materials which are of great historical and cultural value, with special reference to Hathigumha inscription of King Kharvela which flourished in Kalinga, during Ist century B.C. this volume also provides research based readings on the long tradition of Jaina architectural heritage in Orissa and in Ancient Bengal.