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Hair Styles in Ancient Indian Art

K Krishna Murthy (Author)
Synopsis India is a land of hair-styles. In no other country. Has so much imagination, thought and artistic genius bent lent to devising hair-style as in India. This is apparent from the rich and kaleidoscopic variety of coiffures, delineated in the whole range of early Indian plastic art. The present book is a study of the different varieties of hair-style, as reflected in the early Indian art. The author has examined the sculptures of Barhut, Sanchi, Amaravati, Gandhara, Nagarjunakonda and Mathura and also the murals of Ajanta, which impeccably portray the varieties of hair-styles known to their periods. The coverage, from the second century B.C. to the sixth seventh centuries A.D., records all trends and tendencies in fashion and styles.
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About the author

K Krishna Murthy

Prof. Dr. K. Krishna Murthy, M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt., FRAS (London), a distinguished archaeologist, and art-historian was born IN 1930 IN Andhra Pradesh. He obtained (Hons.) and M.A. degree from the Andhra University, Waltair, and his Ph.D. and D.Litt. degrees from the Nagpur University, Nagpur. He was elected as fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain, Ireland (FRAS) in 1972 and member of RAI and RAA in 1985. He was associated with the Archaeological Survey of India for complete 34 years. He was formerly a Professor of History and Indian Culture in Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashantinilayam and was its Dean, Faculty of Arts of Sometime. A Scholar of eminence and a prolific writer, he has authored about twenty books and hundreds of research papers in various journals of repute both in India and abroad. His devoted and unflinching love for Buddhism kept him tagged in to the excavation of the famous Buddhist site like Nagarjunakonda Salihundam, Kalingapatnam, Amaravati to mention a few. His specialization in Buddhism resulted in bringing out authentic works on various aspects of Buddhism on such as iconography, art, architecture, religious philosophy reflecting his wonted scholarship and sensitivity in the field. His forte has been the material Culture of Ancient India in its several epochs on which he has brought out a series of Excellent treatises. His deputation to Sri Lanka under Indo-Sri Lanka Cultural exchange programme in 1978 enriched his longings in Buddhistic studies in greater indepth.

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Title Hair Styles in Ancient Indian Art
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1982
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8175740396
length xiii+135p., 27 Figures; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; 26cm.