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Sculptural Art of Andhra

M L Nigam (Author)
Synopsis The Sculptural Art of Andhra is a fascinating study. It is this particular phase of Indian art which exhibits a splendid and meaningful fusion of north and south Indian art traditions. It has not only imbibed notable qualities of the Classical art of the Gupta age, but also has modified and transmitted them to the Pallavas of Tamil Nadu and the Chalukyas of Badami. The present book is the first publication of its kind which deals with a complete evolution of the sculptures art of Andhra, right from 2nd century B.C. to the decline of the Vijayanagara empire in its true perspective.
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About the author

M L Nigam

Dr. M.L. Nigam, Director, Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, has a distinguished career in the field of learning and scholarship. Born on August 3rd, 1933 at Banda in U.P., Dr. Nigam had a brilliant student career and obtained his M.A. in First Division from Lucknow University. He also took his Ph.D. from the same University in the year 1976. Dr. Nigam started his career as Asst. Professor in the Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, Lucknow University. Later on he joined the State Museum, Lucknow in 1959. He was offered the Common Wealth Scholarship to pursue his higher studies in U.K. during 1962 to 1964. He obtained the Diploma in Museology (A.M.A.) from the Museums’ Association, U.K. in 1964. He was elected ‘Fellow of Royal Society, London’ in 1963. Dr. Nigam joined the Salar Jung Museum in 1964 as Deputy Keeper. He was appointed as Officer on Special Duty in 1967 to shift and rearrange the collections of Salar Jung Museum from its old building to the present premises. He was appointed as Keeper in 1969. He went on deputation as Director to organize Birla Archaeological and Cultural Research Institute, Hyderabad, in 1971. He has been working as Director, Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad since 1975. Dr. Nigam has traveled extensively both in India and abroad to see various museums of international fame and to study their collections. He has written several important books on Indian Art and Culture and has also published more than 3 dozen articles in Indian and foreign journals. Besides, he has also been closely associated with various universities, museums and academic and cultural organizations, within the country.

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Title Sculptural Art of Andhra
Author M L Nigam
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1980
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8175741244
length xii+148., 44 Plates; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.