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Art, Archaeology & Cultural Heritage of India

Raj Kumar Pruthi (Author) Rameshwari Devi (Author)
Synopsis Art is the symbol of the culture to which it belongs, acquiring its style of expression in relation to it. The culture of India was always spiritual and the development of all arts and architecture took place against this background. Indian art, archaeology and culture has undergone various changes through the ages owing to many political, social and religious upheavals. India has a rich treasure of art reflecting its culture and civilization that gives an impression of the heritage of our ancient days and clearly points out towards tremendous embodiment of its vastness and uniqueness. The book "Art, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage of India", besides presenting detailed discussion on Indian classical art, painting forms, music, dance, architecture, monuments, sculpture, dresses, toilet, ornaments, amusement, recreation, metalwork, jewellery, handicrafts, silks, pottery, and carpets of ancient and specifically medieval India, also shows how these were impacted upon by Puranas and have influenced the spirit of man and colonization. In nutshell, it is the depiction of Indian art, archaeology and cultural heritage since pre-historic through medieval to the modern times. Readership: Students, scholars, teachers, historians, sociologists and general readers having inclination towards great treasure of Indian art, archaeology and cultural heritage.
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About the authors

Raj Kumar Pruthi

Raj kumar Pruthi, b. 1939, post-graduated from Punjab University Dr. Rajkumar has obtained the doctoral degree from Kurukshetra University on “Annie Besant” being the first research work on the subject. Also obtained degree in Law and Education from Delhi and Kurukshetra Universities respectively. Beginning his career in the Engineering branch of the Indian Navy and Naval Aviation, Dr. Rajkumar earned two War Medal’s during this period from Goa Operation and Pakistan War. He then joined Kurukshetra University to start his academic career that culminated with his joining Indian Council for Historical Research as Deputy Director (Research). Through his many prestigious research publications, and presentations in International seminars and conferences, he has earned the reputation of being one of the greatest authorities on the personality, thought and many sided contributions of Annie Besant. His researches on the Role of Indian Revolutionaries in the Freedom Struggle are remarkable for the freshness and frankness. Delivered Dr. Annie Besant’s Memorial lectures to B.H.U., Varanasi 1993 and Sir William Mayor’s lectures 1994 to Madras University. He is a member of Board of Studies of number of Universities.

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Rameshwari Devi

Rameshwari Devi is a social worker and is connected with many women’s organizations. She has extensively traveled in India and Nepal for her social work and rural development. She is running a school for the rural poor. She has many books to her credit.

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Bibliographic information

Title Art, Archaeology & Cultural Heritage of India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175941715
length viii+216p., Index; 23cm.