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Jainism: Art, Architecture, Literature & Philosophy

Dr. G. Kamalakar (Author) Haripriya Rangarajan (Author)
Synopsis The National Seminar on Jainism was organized during early 1998 Jointly by the Birla Archaeological & Cultural Research Institute, Salar Jung Museum and Osmania University - Hyderabad. The Seminar as Aimed has brought out several research results pertaining to Jainism in Andhra Pradesh in Particular and the entire India in general. It is at a right time, when the world is facing increasing crime and violence, this seminar is rightly organized to remember the preaching of Jainism which preaches peace, simplicity non-violence and universal love. This publication contains research papers on various aspects of Jainism like art, architecture, philosophy etc. presented and discussed at the seminar on Jainism. We are sure this publication will be of some help to scholars and general public who are interested in the subject.
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About the authors

Dr. G. Kamalakar

Dr. Kamalakar Gundepudi obtained his Master’s Degree in 1975 from Andhra University and Ph.D. in 1985 from Nagarjuna University. He is with Birla Archaeological & Cultural Research Institute (BACRI) Hydera-bad since 1978 and presently he is the Director of BACRI. He did his P.G. Diploma in Museology from Osmania University in 1995 and is the recipient of Salar Jung Gold Medal for that year. From the same University he obtained his P.G. Diploma in Archival Science & Manuscriptology in the year 1999. He is a recognized supervisor for guiding Ph.D. students in the field of Archaeology and allied subjects and examiner for Post Graduate and Doctoral examinations for many universities. To his credit he has organized several national and inter-national seminars as Director of BACRI on different topics. He has edited and published several publications apart from several research articles on archaeology and conservation. He has participated and directed several excavations since 1978 which include Veerapuram, Vaddamanu, Gara-padu, Pudur etc. He has also participated in under-water explorations off Arabian Sea at Dwaraka and Betdwaraka under-taken by National Institute of Oceanography (Goa) in collaboration with BACRI.

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Haripriya Rangarajan

Dr. (Mrs.) Haripriya Rangarajan obtained her Ph.D. degree in Indian Culture from the Gujarat University in 1987. She specialized in the iconography of Vishnu and has contributed articles to academic journals, national seminars and popular magazines. Her doctoral thesis was published in 1990 under the title Spread of Vaishnavism in Gujarat upto 1600 A.D. (A study with Special Reference to the Iconic forms of Vishnu). Her book on Ramanuja Sampradaya in Gujarat: A Historical Perspective was published in 1996. Her third work entitled Varaha Images in Madhya Pradesh – An Iconographic Study was published in 1997 and the Asiatic society of Bombay has awarded the Silver Medal for this work in 1998. she is a recipient of Indian council of Historical Studies fellowship for her research studies. She is keen in organizing and participating in the academic activities. She has organized several seminars and workshops in close association with well-known museums and research institutions.

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Title Jainism: Art, Architecture, Literature & Philosophy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185616779
length xxii+372p., 56 B/w Plates; Reference; 29cm.