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Khajuraho: The Art of Love

Surendra Sahai (Author)
Synopsis A beautifully illustrated book giving the history of Khajuraho temples and the Various legends connected with them. The medieval centuries saw some of the greatest and finest temple building activity in India. Though there are elements of similarity between them in different parts of the country, the temples of khajuraho are one of the most refined and finished manifestations of Indian Architecture in the Indo-Aryan style. Designed by Yogesh Gajwani and Suraksha Gajwani, this beautifully illustrated book gives the history of Khajuraho temples and the various legends connected with them. Detailed account of the building material , style of the sculpture together with vivid details of presiding deities, philosophy behind erotic sculpture make this book an interesting reading.
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About the author

Surendra Sahai

Dr. Surendra Sahai is a distinguished author specialising in medieval Indian art and architecture. He has traveled widely to study and photograph the monuments for this book. His fascination for the subjects has transformed the story of cold, grey stones into a significant chronicle recounting the creation of various architectural styles over the centuries. This book combines immense scholarship and a commendable felicity of language. Dr. Sahai is an eminent photographer. His work has featured in collections of the World’s Best Photographs London Magazine, Amateur Photographer, Practical Photography etc. He regularly contributes articles on art and architecture to Indian and foreign journals. Dr. Sahai studied English literature at the Universities of Lucknow and London. As a British Council scholar, he worked on the plays of Harold Pinter. The University of Salzburg, Austria has published his book. Dr. Surendra Sahai is a reader in English at Motilal Nehru College of Delhi University.

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Bibliographic information

Title Khajuraho: The Art of Love
Format Softcover
Date published: 02.07.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Prakash Book Depot
Language: English
isbn 8172340214
length 95p.