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Art Shrines of Ancient India

V.K. Subramanian (Author)
Synopsis Art Shrines of Ancient India deals with the art treasures of selected archaeological sites in the various states of India. The sites dealt with are: Sarnath, Sanchi, Kanchipuram, Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), Temples of Chamba, Aihole, Badami, Pattadakkal, Elephanta, Ellora, Ajanta, Nalanda, Konarak, Halebid, Belur, Khajuraho, Suchindram, Mandu, Madurai, Chittor and Mount Abu. Profusely illustrated, the book peeps into the historical and mythological past of each site and evaluates the artistic contributions of the various Ruling Dynasties: the Mauryas, the Sungas, the Guptas, the Pallavas, the Chalukyas, the Rashtrakutas, the Palas, the Senas, the Gangas, the Cholas, the Hoysalas, the Chandellas, the Pandyas and the Nayaks. The book also deals with the Siva-Sakti theme and homage to the Sun in the art of ancient India and indicates how these are depicted in the various temples of India. This book will be an invaluable guide to all tourists, especially foreigners and non-resident I
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About the author

V.K. Subramanian

Vadakaymadom Krishna Iyer Subramanian (b. 1930, Kerala, India) is an eminent scholar, whose life mission is to present to the world the treasures of ancient India, in the fields of art, literature, philosophy and religion. He has already translated several ancient texts into English. These include: Saundaryalahaari, Sivanandalahari, Sacred Songs off India, Maxims of Chanakya and Sri Rudraprasna. As a consultant for holistic health and spiritual development, he has spelt out the Hindu regimens in this regard in his popular book: The Holistic Way to Health, Happiness and Harmony. Subramanian's prolific literary output covers a variety of subjects ranging from astrology to art. He has been an astropalmic counselor for over 35 years. A retired officer of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service (which he joined in 1953), Subramanian is also a reputed painter, who has held 22 one-man shows and whose paintings (some of them in the Chandigarh Museum) have won wide acclaim from leading art critics of India. Subramanian who has traveled extensively in India, now lives in the United States of America.

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Bibliographic information

Title Art Shrines of Ancient India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170174317
length 148p., Illustrations; Appendices; Index; 29cm.