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Sculptural Art of Northern India (C. 700 to 1200 A.D.)

S.B. Singh (Author)
Synopsis The Present book is an attempt at a related history of North Indian Sculpture, setting forth the characteristic idioms and stylistic traditions in the Early-Medieval period. The author has traced the history of Indian sculpture chronologically (c. 700 to 1200 AD.) and region-wise (Gujarat to Bihar) for understanding stylistic variations in the plastic tradition in sequential manner. Special care is taken in the changes of form, evaluation of basic strains, influences of contemporary schools of art, their relationship and fundamental characteristic of North Indian art in a historical perspective. Sculptural art divided into five chapters deals with the plastic art of North India particularly Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar in the historical sequence. The book will be helpful to the interested reader to understand clearly the rich legacy of sculptural art particularly in the Early-Medieval Age.
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About the author

S.B. Singh

Professor Sheo Bahadur Singh is an erudite scholar and a prolific writer. Among his numerous publications including sixty research papers in prestigious Indian and Foreign Journals like East and West, Arts of Asia, Lalita Kala and Roopa Lekha etc., he is also a co-author of The Archaeology of the Lucknow Region which earned handsome acclaim from Professor A.L. Basham. He is also the author of Brahmanical Icons in Northern India, acclaimed by Dr. C. Sivaramamurti as an excellent valuable contribution to Hindu Iconography, Archaeology of Panchala Region, Letters of Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence and Epigraphy and Art. The present monograph, a University Grants Commission Project, is based on the survey of sculptural art of the Northern India. The author has retired as Professor from the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra in 1992. At present he is busy in completing an Indian Council of Historical Research Project-Minor and Folk Deities in the Uttaranchal Region based on the sculptural study.

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Title Sculptural Art of Northern India (C. 700 to 1200 A.D.)
Author S.B. Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173200645
length xxiii+130p., 190 Figures; References; Bibliography; Index; 29cm.