Overview for Pallava Rock Architecture and Sculpture
It was a great era, indeed. A young time in ascendancy, new horizons opening and inex-haustible sources springing from within. Puranic time, great myths being born from the vision of man, ancient gods returning to power, eternally young, kindling the hearts of men, filling them with rapture and exuberance. And kings as if sprung from the myth itself, heroes, rulers, protectors transforming the aspiration of their time into a piece of immortality on earth. Was it the last echo of a Golden Age, the last shine of its Light, before the kaliyoga claimed its reign, covering with dreadful patience a darkening world with its suffocating wings? Or was it the faint reflection of a greater Light which was about to come, but was not yet seen by men?
Elisabeth Beck (Author)
Born in Munich, Elisabeth Beck studied at the university of Tubingen and lived in Germany for a great part of her life. She first visited India in the sixties, when she was deeply struck by the atmosphere of the country and its different approach to life. Gradually she cam into contact with the writings on Indian philosophy, Indian Art especially with the writings of Sri Aurobindo. Years of traveling in India followed, years of fascination, taking photographs of its stupendous sculpture and architecture, seeing them with a deeper understanding. Her first book Sri Aurobindo on Indian Art has been published by Mapin. Elisabeth continues to live in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.