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Jaina Art and Architecture: Western and South India and Jaina Bronzes in Museums

 
K.L. Chanchreek (Editor) Mahesh K. Jain (Editor)
Synopsis The present book Jaina Art and Architecture: Western and South India and Jaina Bronzes in Museums is a representative collection of studies on Jaina Art and Architecture. Each contributor is well known for his interest and authority on the subject who has discussed plan. Design and style of Jaina magnificent structures of great religious, cultural and historic value. Jaina Art and Architecture having long and continuing rich tradition also flourished in various parts of Central, Western and South India under the royal patronage during different periods of history and remained fully dedicated to the service of the religion of the Tirthankaras. This study also includes informative material on Jaina Bronzes in Indian and foreign museums which show how varied and important is the contribution of artists and the Jainas to the metal work in Indian Art. This volume sets out to identify the grandeur, impressive architectural style and art form, of Jaina temples, Jaina caves, Jaina images and Jaina Bronzes, which have a unique place in the vast realm of temple architecture and plastic art of the country.
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About the authors

K.L. Chanchreek

K.L. Chanchreek is a great scholar and Indologist, academician and cultural activist, linquist and folklorist, poet and litteratueur, biographer and bibliographer. Born in delhi (1933) and educated at Agra, Delhi and Punjab Universities (1952-1957), he served in various capacities under the Government of India as Research Assistant, Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology and later Member, Experts Advisory Committee, Chief Librarian, M/o Commerce and Industry, General Manager, Modern Food Industries (A govt. of India Undertaking) Chief Editor, Collected Works of Dr. Ambedkar (Dr. Ambedkar Foundatioin, Govt. of India), and Academic Adviser, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar School of Social Sciences, Bundelkhand University. He has edited several literary and social journals. He has also written an compited books and research publications on a wide range of subjects like Jainology, Buddism, literature, library and information science folklore, Dalit movement, international nad current affairs as well as on national leaders. He has nearly four dozen titles to his credit both in Hindi and English brought out by the leading publishers and Government departments.

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Mahesh K. Jain

Dr. Mahesh K. Jain, born at Rohtak in 1950 and educated at Hathras, Agra and Meerut, obtained his M.A. (Econ.) and M.Com, degrees from Agra University and Ph.D. (Econ.) from meerut. Basically an academic, Dr. Jain is associated with several social, literary, cultural organizations and possesses expertise in Print-media. He has written and edited nearly two dozen research publications on various subjects like: Management, Finance discipline, Planning, Research Methodology, Literature, and Jainology both in English and Hindi. Some of his published works are: (1) Encyclopedia of Jain Religion (Eleven Volume); (2) Jain Agams; (3) Jaina Art and Architecture: Northern and Eastern India; (4) Jaina Art and Architecture: Western, South India and jaina Bronze in Museums; (5) Jaina Economic Life; (6) Jaina Philosophy – in 2 Vols.; (7) Jaina Religion; (8) Jaina Social Life; (9) Jaina Worship and Rituals; (10) Jainism: Rishabha Deva to Mahavira; (11) Jainism and Western Thinkers; (12) Consumer Behaviour; (13) Research Methodology; (14) Management: Principles and Techniques; (15) Elements of Marketing Management; (16) Lord Mahavira; (17) Rojgar Siddhanta and Rajasva (H); (18) Samastigat Arthik Siddhanta (H); (19) Rajasva ke Siddhanta (H); (20) Bhartiya Niyojan (H).

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Bibliographic information

Title Jaina Art and Architecture: Western and South India and Jaina Bronzes in Museums
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8188658529
length xi+239p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.