Glimpses of Art, Architecture and Buddhist Literature in Ancient India
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Book ID : 5375
ISBN-10 : 81-7017-226-8 / 8170172268
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7017-226-0 / 9788170172260
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Language : English
176p., Gloss., Bib., Index, 24 cm.
CONTENTS:- List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; ART: Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara; Dasaratha Jataka: A Stone Page of Artistic Sculpturing; Hariti; The Great Decease (Death) of the Buddha; Coiffures; Andhra Dance & Drama Tradition; Lyre in Sculpture; Sambuca, the Musical Instrument; Gandhara Conveyances; ARCHITECTURE: Stupa at Kalingapatnam; Ancient Buddhist Stupa Mound near Amaravati; Early Brahmanical Apsidal Shrines in Andhra; Temples of Srisailam; Temples of Mukhalingam; LITERATURE: Principal Schools and Sects of Buddhism; Buddhist Centres in South India; Tamil Literature by Buddhist Authors; Eminent Buddhist Teachers of South India; Prominent Buddhist Converts; Formation of the Order of Nuns; Women Personalities in Indian Buddhism; Famous Dancing Girls & Courtesans of the Buddhist Period; Select Bibliography; Glossary; Index.
The glimpses of art, architecture and culture of ancient India are alluring and multi-faceted. It is the complex of ideas, perceptions and developed aesthetics that exist generally in Indian culture. Schematically presented, they build up in retrospect picturesque panorama of Indian culture of the past days. The present book embodies selective research papers of Dr. Krishna Murthy diversifying various aspects of the subject, written with wonted scholarship and sensitivity. Dr. Krishna Murthy has admirably discussed in this book many fascinating topics of varied interests. For this, the author has divided the book into three major sections, namely, art, architecture and literature. He has brilliantly examined the interesting subjects like Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Hariti, Dasaratha Jataka etc. The topics on coiffures, musical instruments like lyre, Sambuca, Andhra dance tradition are telling examples of the gay and sportive days of India’s past. Similarly, the discussion on Buddhist and Hindu shrines forms the highlight of the study. The section on literature mainly dealing with Buddhist religious literature throws ample light on the activities and sects of Buddhism in South India in its heydays. This volume is the outcome of Dr. Krishna Murthy’s three decades of persevered industry and indefatigable research. This book is bound to be an authoritative, major indological to me for lovers of art and indology alike.