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The Hindu Architecture (Silpa-Sastra)

Govinda Krishna Pillai (Author)
Synopsis In 'Manasara Silpa-Sastra' certain discrepancies in the book made me to investigate. This book is the result of author investigation lasting over a period of several years. This book deals with fourteen chapters like: first chapter is introductory, Second chapter is Determination of the Cardinal points, Third chapter is Hindu System of Surveying, fourth chapter is Hindu Measurements, fifth chapter is Hindu proportions or the Relation between Length and Breadth, Sixth chapter is the Perimeter and the Yoni, Seventh chapter is Tests for Measurements, Eighth Chapter is Hindu Fractions and limiting values, Ninth chapter is the Sacrificial Altars, Tenth chapter is Town Planning, Eleventh chapter is House Planning, Twelfth chapter is Sculpture, Thirteenth chapter is about Silpis, who are they?, Fourteenth chapter is Conclusion. In the last of the book dictionary of architectural Terms, Bibliography and Index has been given.
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About the author

Govinda Krishna Pillai

Govinda Krishna Pillai M. & C.E. (London), M.R. San. I. Engineer Lat of C.P.W.D., M.E.S., Ph.D. Government of India.

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Title The Hindu Architecture (Silpa-Sastra)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition Revised ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180900606
length xx+264p., Tables; Figures; Plates; Bibliography; Index; 30cm.