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Sakta Monuments of Orissa: A Study on Art, Architecture and Iconography

Jayanti Dora (Author)
Synopsis This book is a during attempt to present a consolidated record of Sakta Monuments of Orissa which are so widely distributed throughout the length and breadth of the state. Sakti, the eternal source of energy is an indigenous conception of the universal mother goddess. The impact of Saktism shapes the religious and socio-cultural fabric of the mass.

The author deals with the Organisation and evolution of Saktiam in India as well as as in Orissa. It reveals the scheme of art and architectural peculiarities of Sakta monuments. More than hundred Sakta monuments have been documented with photographic illustrations supplemented by maps, tables and drawings of the ground plans and elevations.

Particular care has been taken to explore the art, architecture and iconographic features along with the sculptural wealth of the different types of Sakta monuments. A comparative study of temple arts of Khakhara and circular hypaethral style of temples of Orissa with that of other parts of India has been made to establish the unique feature of Orissan temples to enshrine female goddesses.

In nutshell, this book contains the answers of all questions of what, where, when, how and why about Sakta monuments of Orissa. Hence, this book would immensely benefit the students and researchers of art history and archaeology and general readers as well.
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About the author

Jayanti Dora

Jayanti Dora (1969) was graduated with first class Honours with distinction and selected for the award of National Scholarship. She was all along a first class student from H.S.C. to M.Phil. and was placed in the best tenth at the graduate and post graduate stage. She was awarded Ph.D. Degree from Sambalpur University in recognition of her research work on "Sakta Monuments of Orissa (From Early Times to the 13th century A.D.)". She started her career as a Lecturer in the P.G. Department of History in the Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and at present she is Reader in the P.G. Department of History in the Sambalpur University. Her fields of specialization are Regional History and Architecture. She is a life member of Professional bodies like Orissa/Congrress and many others. A large number of her research articles find places in the National and International publications.

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Bibliographic information

Title Sakta Monuments of Orissa: A Study on Art, Architecture and Iconography
Author Jayanti Dora
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.09.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788180902390
length 433p., Figures; Plates; Maps; Index; 28m.