Overview for Saiva Iconography: A Facet of Indian Art and Culture
Saiva Iconography: A Facet of Indian Art and Culture is a collection of eight essays contributed by erudite scholars of India and abroad. These essays deal with the religious sect of Saivism and its related philosophy, literature, art and finally the iconography. The object is to feel the soul of Indian culture through the passage of Saivism. Some points of views of the book are historical, some are narrative and yet some are analytical.
Contents: Introduction. 1. From Siva to Avalokitesvara in Eleventh-Twelfth-Century Manuscripts from Eastern Bengal/Claudine Bautze-Picron. 2. Nataraja in Andhra Art/D. Kiran Kranth Choudary. 3. Ardhanarisvara in Indian Art and Culture/Ellen Goldberg. 4. Adhikara Nandi: From Animal to Authority/Nanditha Krishna and G. Balaji. 5. The Iconography of Siva as Depicted in The Kalika Puraa/Paromita Das. 6. Sculptural Reliefs on Hero Stones Reflecting Saiva Iconographyin Tumkur Region, Karnataka/Priya Thakur. 7. Recollection of Memories: Hymns of Karaikkalammaiyar : South Indian Saiva Iconography/R.K.K. Rajarajan. 8. Siva as Presented in Terracotta Temples of Bengal/Swati Mondal Adhikari. List of Illustrations. Illustrations.