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Architecture and Sculpture of the Pushpagiri Temples

V.V. Subrahmanya Kumar (Author)
Synopsis This book is devoted to a study of the architectural, sculptural and iconographical wealth of the temples at Pushpagiri in the Cuddapah District of Andhra Pradesh. Dr. V.V.S. Kumar has given exhaustive descriptions of the temples of Pushpagiri (ranging from eleventh to sixteenth centuries A.D.) like Indranadhesvara, Rudra pada, Bhimesvara, Sakshimallesvara, Umamahesvara, Santanamallesvara and Chennakesava temples. The temples of Pushpagiri abound in narrative sculptures of the Vijayanagara period dealing with episodes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavata, besides some interesting episodes relating to saivite mythology. A sincere attempt has been made to give exhaustive descriptions of as many narrative sculptures as possible. This book makes a highly informative and useful contribution to our knowledge of the architectural, sculptural and iconographical achievements of the Vijayanagara artists. Illustrated with one hundred and twenty seven photographs and three ground plan
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About the author

V.V. Subrahmanya Kumar

Dr. Vemuru Venkata Subrahmanya Kumar (b. 1963) obtained his Masters degree in 1986 from Sri Venkateswara University. He earned the M. Phil degree in History in 1989 from the same University. Dr. Kumar was awarded the Ph.D., degree in 1998 by the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad. He is presently a Senior Lecturer in History, Government Degree College Koduru (RS) Cuddapah (District) Andhra Pradesh, India. Dr. Kumar has contributed several research papers to leading scholarly Journals, Seminars and annual sessions of History Congresses. He specializes in Temple Architecture, Sculpture and Iconography.

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Bibliographic information

Title Architecture and Sculpture of the Pushpagiri Temples
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Kaveri Books
Language: English
isbn 8174790500
length xvii+158p., Plates; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; 26cm.