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Encyclopaedia of Indian Temple Architecture (Volume II, Part 3, 2 Books)

 
M A Dhaky (Editor) Michael W. Meister (Editor)
Synopsis The Part 3 in two binds, as was the case with the earlier two parts, surveys the tenth century temples (and associated Structures) in different provinces of the north Indian mega-territory, built under the political aegis of the then ruling various provincial – principal, and subordinate – dynasties. Among these, the more notable were the Cahamanas of Sakambhari and of Naddula, and Solankis of Anahillapataka in western India; also, the Kalacuris of Cedidesa olim Dahaladesa, Candellas of Jejakabhukti, and Kacchapaghatas of Gopagiri in central India, and the Somavamsis of Kalingadesa in eastern India. The text, running in 21 chapters, has been copiously illustrated with drawings (ground plans and base-elevations) and adequate number of photographs as in all previous parts, drawn very largely from the AIIS’s photo-archives at the Varanasi Center. Prepared, as before, by the American Institute of Indian Studies, it reflects the contributions by Krishna Deva, M.A. Dhaky, and Michael Meister. The Part 4 of this volume, to come next, will deal with the buildings of the many dynasties of northern India. It will describe and illustrate the buildings which were built in the High Medieval and Late Medieval styles.
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About the authors

M A Dhaky

Professor M.A. Dhaky, currently Director (Emeritus) at the American Institute of Indian Studies’ Centre for Art and Archaeology, Gurgaon (Haryana), is a historian and researcher of ancient and medieval Indian art and architecture and Sanskrit texts that relate to the architecture of the ancient buildings. Prof. Dhaky had served on deputation at the AIIS’ Varanasi Center from August 1966, first from the Department of Archaeology, Government of Gujarat, and from 1974 from the L.D. Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad, where he was till 1987 posted as the Research Professor of Indian Art and Architecture. Among his publications are the short and long monographs, chapters to the Encyclopaedia of Indian Temple Architecture and research papers in English, Gujarati, and in Hindi, on the history and literature including agamas and hymnology of the Nirgranthadarsana, as also articles involving criticism and interpretation of art and architecture, musicology and horticulture, all together numbering 290. He is recipient of many a awards and honours: the ‘Kumara’ silver medal (Ahmedabad 1974), an award of the Prakrta Jananabharati, Bangalore (1993), the Campbell Memorial Gold Medal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay (1994), the Hemacandracarya Award from Jaswanta Dharmarth Trust, Delhi (1997), and an award and gold medal from “Kalikalasarvjna Sri Hemacandracarya Navam Janma-Satabdi Smriti Samskara Siksana Nidhi” Trust, Ahmedabad (1999).

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Michael W. Meister

Michael W. Meister is Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor of the History of Art and South Asia Regional Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He has served as editor of the American Institute of Indian Studies' series, the Encyclopaedia of Indian Temple Architecture, and also edited volumes on Discourses on Siva, Making Things in South Asia, and Ananda K. Coomaraswamy: Essays in Early Indian Architecture and Essays in Architectural Theory.

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Bibliographic information

Title Encyclopaedia of Indian Temple Architecture (Volume II, Part 3, 2 Books)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173042268
length xxviii+426p., xii+913p., B/w Plates; Figures; Maps; Reference Glossary; Index; 29cm.