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Jaina Monuments of Andhra

G. Jawaharlal (Author)
Synopsis The book details extensive new data from early period under a vista of Art and Architecture from a collection of data that was never presented before in a single source. It consists of Six chapters and they are all analytical and informative. Thus it provides a succinct picture on Jaina Art and Architecture of Andhra which was a long felt need. The whole work is based mainly on the Jaina vestiges at a host of sites in Andhra. The traditional accounts as well as epigraphically sources, which have been found to agree with the details of Art and Architecture have been taken and utilised fully in this book. The characteristic features of Jaina Art and Architecture have been critically elucidated. The details on conversion of Jaina monuments into Hindu Temples have been aptly adumbrated. The appendix, illustrations and detailed Bibliography will be highly useful to the researchers.
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About the author

G. Jawaharlal

Dr. Ghanta Jawaharlal, born on 15.4.1942 in a small village, Sitampet near Eluru in West Godavari District, obtained his M.A. degree in Ancient Indian History and Culture, from Nagpur University in 1964. He received his initial training from late Prof. VV Mirashi who was a doyen among the Epigraphists of India. In 1979, he obtained Ph.D. Degree from the same University for his thesis, “Jainism in Andhra” under the guidance of late Prof. A.M. Shastri. He joined the department of Archaeology and Museums, Govt. of A.P. in the year 1965 as Assistant Epigraphist and rose to the position of Deputy Director (Epigraphy). He also acted as Director, Oriental Manuscripts Library and Research Institute and retired from service recently. His work, Jainism in Andhra (as depicted in Inscriptions) was published in the year 1994, which happens to be the only book on Jainism in Andhra published so far. During his service in the Department of Archaeology and Museums, he gained thorough knowledge of different fields such as Epigraphy, Exploration, Excavations, Art and Architecture, and Iconography and contributed over 75 research articles on different aspects of Archaeological studies both in English and Telugu published in International and national journals of repute. He also attended a number of Seminars and Conferences. He was awarded a special prize for his work on Jainism by the Ahimsa International, New Delhi in 1998. He also received felicitation for his contribution to Jainism from Shri Bharatvarshiya Digambar lain (Tirth-Samarakshini) Mahasabha, Lucknow and the Jain Sangha, Hyderabad. He was also associated with late Shri Sahu A.K. lain who rendered invaluable services to the Jain Community and appreciated his work on Jainism which was almost ignored in Andhra. At present he is working as Archaeological officer for Shri Bharatva-rshiya Digamber lain (Tirth-Samra-kshini) Mahasabha, Lucknow.

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Title Jaina Monuments of Andhra
Author G. Jawaharlal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185616868
length 135p., Tables; Col. & B/w Plates; References; Appendix; Bibliography; Index; 26cm.