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Konark: The Black Pagoda

 
K.S. Behera (Author)
Synopsis The Sun temple of Konark in Orissa, also famous as the Black Pagoda, is undoubtedly one of the finest monuments of India. Even in ruins, the temple complex is a magnificent monument where the vitality and spirit of a bygone creative age in the history of Orissa are echoed even today in its life like sculptures. It has been declared as a World Heritage Monument for its outstanding universal value to humanity
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K.S. Behera

Dr. Karuna Sagar Behera, born on 5th December, 1939 at Angul, was educated in Angul High School, Angul and Revenshaw College, Cuttack He earned M.A in History in 1960 from Utkal University with first position He obtained Post-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology from the School of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi He was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Literature by Utkal University for his study of Konarak. He joined Orssa Educational serviceman 1961 and in 1962, he was appointed as Lecturer in the Post-Graduate Department of History, Utkal University Subsequently he held the position of Reader in History and became a Professor in 1976 He has contributed to the academic life of the University as Professor and Head of the Post-Graduate Department of History, Chairman of the Post-Graduate Council, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, and Member of the Syndicate of the University for four years. He was the President of the on Sa History Congress, Member of the Central Advisory Board of Archaeology, Govt of India and Member of the Governing Body of the National Council of Science Museums His foreign visits include Germany, Finland, U K , Chinaand Indonesia. He has published several articles on Orson History, Culture, Art and Archaeology He is the author of Temples of Orssa, Konarak The Heritage of Mankind (2 vols.) and Sculptural Masterpieces from Orssa Style and Iconography (co-author) He has also contributed to Orssa Bibliography and Orssa Gazetteers. He is at present Professor of History, Utkal University and Director, Oscine Institute of Maritime and South-east Asian Studies in Bhubaneswar, Orissa He is currently conducting research into indigenous tradition of boat-building and navigation in the Indian Ocean.

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Bibliographic information

Title Konark: The Black Pagoda
Author K.S. Behera
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8123012365
length vi+129p., Plates; Glossary; Bibliography; 23cm.