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Religious Art and Architecture of North-East India

Braja Kishor Padhi (Author)
Synopsis The book deals with the religion, art, architecture of various religious places belonging to Jainism, Buddhism, Hindu temples of Vaishnavism, Saivism, Shaktism, etc., Churches, Mosques. It contains seven chapters.    The chapter first analysises a short note on the southern zone interlinked with history of art and architecture of Orissa. The chapter II is devoted to religious places of Jainism, Jain heritages, Jain sculptures and monuments etc. In chapter III precious Buddhist sculptures, Buddhist places etc. in details. In chapter IV Brhamnical Hinduism is incorporated along with growth and developments of temple architecture iconography/sculptures of Vishnu, Jagannath, Krishna, Rama, Hanuman, Saiva, Sakta, Ganesh, Panchayatana sects are discussed with special references of icons. In chapter V an out line of the art heritage of churches is dealt with all its branches. In chapter VI is devoted to outstanding works on mosques, Anjumans, Idgahas are dealt. The last chapter deals with conclusion where some typical notes are given to high light the subject.
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About the author

Braja Kishor Padhi

Dr. Braja Kishor Padhi born in 1959, obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy in the year 1992 on his thesis Modern History of Khariar’. His vision is to follow knowledge like a sinking star. He is a restless sailor on the ocean of Knowledge. He moved with a mind to explore the unexplored, to discover the undiscovered and to bring things from darkness to light. He shot to eminence for his outstanding participation in Archaeological excavation works of Maraguda Valley of Nawapara district of Orissa during the 1977-1978, 1980-1981-1986-1987. and Archaeological Excavation of Redhakhol of Sambalpur district of Orissa during  the year 1999-2000 and Archealogical Survey and Investigation of Kumarsuni Valley of Ganjam district of Orissa during 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002. He is  equally famous for his decade long active involvements in the Archaeological Survey and Investigation. Excavation, conservation of these archaeological sites of Orissa. Besides, a large number of monuments in Orrissa were renovated, beautified and conserved under his pursuance, care and supervision. He is also responsible for his discovery of Rock Painting and Mural Paintings of Laxmi Mundia Hill near Lokalaba village in the district of Ganjam, Mortar Temple of Tenth Century A.D. near Kharida village in the district of Ganjam.

He has his credit, over 200 Research papers on Art, Architecture, Inscriptions, Caves, Excavation and Conservations of Monuments published and preserved in different journals and national seminars. He has visited places to study the iconography of temples, monuments, art and architecture of different parts of India. His book ‘British Policy Towards Feudatory States :A case study of Modern Khariar’ (in English) and ‘Prastara O; Bhitti Chitrakala’ (in Oriya) have received admiration from various corner. He sincerely believes that this volume would cater to the need of the students and scholars of art and architecture.

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Bibliographic information

Title Religious Art and Architecture of North-East India
Format Softcover
Date published: 26.03.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173200915
length xx+284p., Figures