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Brahmanism, Jainism and Buddhism in Andhra Desa

P. Arundhati (Author)
Synopsis Study of the growth of religion is a very-alluring and fascinating subject. A detailed study of all religions of Andhra upto 1000 A.D. basing on literary and archaeological sources made in this work with rendering from scriptures, with a special thrust on Brahmanical thought in all its dimensions, highlighting its role in shaping the matrix of contemporary social life is highly authentic and impressive. Some of the earliest specimen of iconographic forms of Siva, and the earliest cpigraphical references to Gods like Surya and Subrahmanya have been dealt with in depth. This intensive study of the subject is outcome of the indefiable research of the authoress and the details therein reflects the immaculate scholarship of the authoress. This book is bound to be the standard Indological tome for all time to come. No student of Indolbgy can afford to miss this authoritative book which enshrines min^^of information as regards to the Indian Religion thought and culture.
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About the author

P. Arundhati

Dr. P. Arundhati, M.A., Ph.D. a distinguished indologist and an archaeologist was born in 1942 at Telaprolu a placid village in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. She took her B.Sc. degree from Scicne College, Osmania University, Hyderabad. She obtained her M.A. degree in Religion and Culture from the same University in 1996. Her academic zeal for research engaged her in her doctoral thesis entitled "Religious life and thought in Andhra Desa from Satavahanas to 1000 A.D." and she was awarded Ph.D. degree by the Osmania University in 1984 for her outstanding thesis. Her academic interest are varied and her specialisation includes the subjects on art, culture, Religion, crafts and archaeology. She acquired vast experience in various professional fields. She served in variuos capacities as Assistant Curator, Excavator, Registering Officer and presently the Administrative officer the Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi. An academician, Museologists, archaeologist and an administrator she made her mark with notable distinction. she keeps herself engaged in academic pursuits with her wonted scholarship and sensitivity. She is member of many learned bodies in India like Andhra Pradesh History Congress, Museums Association of India, Crafts Museum, New delhi etc. Her independent excavation at Nagnur in Karimnagar district is very much rewarding and her archaeological exploration in many of the Telengana districts yielded potential results. Her unfailing love for Religious studies warrants approbation from all the lovers of indology.

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Title Brahmanism, Jainism and Buddhism in Andhra Desa
Author P. Arundhati
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1990
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8185067309
length xvi+364p., Maps; Plates; Index; 26cm.