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Miniature Paintings and Sculptures on Krsna

Shanti Lal Nagar (Author)
Synopsis Ever since the dawn of civilization on earth several Gods and Goddesses had been dominating over the Indian religious horizon from time to time in the past. While some of them faded out in oblivion after the short period, there were others who dominated the Indian religious scene and the minds of the people for a long time. But still there were certain divinities, claiming sometimes their origin from the Vedic age continued to dominate the minds of the people for centuries and have even travelled to the modern times. Though there is a vast literature of ancient times which highlights the life of Krsna in various ways, but the earliest archaeological evidence about Krsna in the form of Vasudeva is available in the form of a Harappan seal depicting the scene of Yamalarjuna followed by an inscribed pillar commonly known as Garudadhvaja at Besnagar near Vidisha. Incidentally it may be added here that this pillar was not erected by an Indian, but a foreigner named Heliodorus, an ambassa
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About the author

Shanti Lal Nagar

Shantilal Nagar, a graduate of the Punjab University, served in the curatorial capacity in the Central Asian Antiquities Museum, New Delhi, the Archaeological Museum Nalanda, and Archaeological Section of the Indian Museum, Calcutta for a number of years. He has to his credit the scientific documentation of over fifty thousand antiquities, in these museums, representing the rich cultural heritage of the country and comprising of sculptures, bronzes, terracottas, beads, seals and sealing, ancient Indian numismatics, wood work, miniatures and paintings, textiles and Pearce collection of gems, ranging from the earliest times to the late medieval period. He was awarded, in 1987, a fellowship, for his monograph on the Temples of Himachal Pradesh, by the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. He has authored more than 38 books.

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Title Miniature Paintings and Sculptures on Krsna
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817646337X
length xxvi+278p., Col. & B/w Plates; Bibliography; Index; 29cm.