Introduction by : S.R. Rao; xvi, 144p., 5 Col. & 117 B/W Illus., Bib., Index, 29 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Approach to Arts and Crafts of Indus Civilization 2. Ceramic Art 3. Glyptic Art 4. Sculpture 5. Jewellery 6. Lapidary Art 7. Epilogue
The self-conscious Indus peole produced something distinct in every field of activity, including art and craft. The Harappans introduced the ceramic wares, metal and lithic tools and regulated trade. The Indus phase of art stands for the originality of form and content which wa treated with the metaphysics approaches and canonised in the later phase of Indian art history. On the basis of physical features, the territoral extent of the Indus Empire can be divided into four provinces, namely Western, Central, Eastern and Southern provinces.
This book draws attention on the ceramic designs, seals, sculpture, jewellery and lapidary in both Provincial and Metropolitan style from the sites like Harappa, Mohenjo-daro, Lothal, Rangpur, Kalibangan, Surkotada , Diamabad and others. This would help our younger generation to read a simple book as this on the story of the Indus people who have led such a lifestyle and left behind certain innovative creation which are significant even today. The content of the book is simple only to reaffirm our belief in the living tradition which has the fragrance of the bygone era.