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Temples of Khajuraho (In 2 Volumes)

Krishna Deva (Author)
Synopsis The Khajuraho temples, combining architectural grandeur with sculptural exuberance, are among the most picturesque and best preserved monuments of India and represent the zenith of her architectural genius. Marking one of the perfect moments of India’s aesthetic sensibility, these temples provide a visual record of the medieval Indian world-view which reveled as much in religious symbolism as in the courtly preoccupations with embellishment of temples, war and hunting and festivities and pageantry…. The present monograph is a more comprehensive scientific treatise critically examining and evaluating all aspects of the art and architecture of Khajuraho. Thus it deals with each moulding and feature of all the standing temples and describes each of the thousands of images and sculptures with which these monuments are adorned. The attributes of the multi-armed images have been described clockwise beginning from the lower right had and ending with the lower left hand. Right and left directions are the proper right and left of the figure itself and not of the viewer. The mutilated or broken hand-attributes are briefly indicated as “holding mutilated or broken” and the hand stretched in alingana is described “holding or carrying alingana (embrace)”.
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Krishna Deva

Krishna Deva (1914-2001) after retirement as Director, Archaeological Survey of India was instrumental in bringing out several inventory volumes about sites and monument of India. He was the most eminent scholar of Indian art, achitectecture and archaeology. He conducted iconnograhphicaL and sculptural survey of the image in Nepal.He was Archaeological Advisor to his Majesty's Govt. in Nepal, Director Birla Academy of Art and Cultures, and for 12 years, as consultant to American Institute of Indian Studies, Varanasi for their project on Encyclopaedia of India Temple Achitecture. He was Editor of Journal of Indian Society of Oriental Art. His pioneering contribution in the Temples of India. He also wrote books on Images in Nepal. Report on vaishali Excavations and Temples of Khajuraho.

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Title Temples of Khajuraho (In 2 Volumes)
Author Krishna Deva
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1990
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length vi+viii+406p.; ii+vi+407-521p., Plates; Figures; Glossary; Bibliography; 29cm.