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Jaina Art and Architecture: Northern and Eastern India

K.L. Chanchreek (Editor) Mahesh K. Jain (Editor)
Synopsis The present book on Jaina Art and Architecture: Northern and Eastern India, based on the scholarly studies and researches of learned art historians, museologists and archaeologists, traces the historical as well as mythological concepts of Jaina Art besides religious touch and symbolism in ancient Jaina Sculpture, focusing attention on Northern and Eastern India. The study begins with the introduction of Jaina image worship and Jaina architectural tradition in canonical literature, Jaina concept of the temple construction, Jaina cosmography involved in architecture, the influence of the Brahmanical Art and Jaina cosmography involved in architecture, the influence of the Brahmanical Art and Jaina pantheon and covers the evolution of Jaina Art and Iconographical forms, Symbolism, Fine Arts in Jaina canon, Mathura Jaina Art and Architecture as well as Jain Sculptures in Mathura Museum. This study also deals with the Jaina inscriptions, monuments and art materials which are of great historical and cultural value, with special reference to Hathigumha inscription of King Kharvela which flourished in Kalinga, during Ist century B.C. this volume also provides research based readings on the long tradition of Jaina architectural heritage in Orissa and in Ancient Bengal
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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: Northern and Eastern India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8188658510
length xiv+356p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.