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Chronological Identity in Indian Art

Braja Kishor Padhi (Author)
Synopsis The book deals with the various religious places of Jainism, Buddhism, Hindu temples of Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism, etc., and Kabyas of Upendra Bhanja relating to the religion, culture, art and architecture.  The first chapter is devoted to physical features, earth science, the rivers; Chapter II placed the history from early period to mediaeval period; Chapter III is based on the legends and genealogy of Bhanja Dynasty; Chapter IV emphasizes the dynamic role of artisans in the temple art, architecture and culture and periodical modification in Sculptural art; Chapter V deals with the architecture of Gadas and its activities in the sphere of civilization; Chapter VI highlights the Forests and Caves corroborated the rock arts; Chapter VII accumulates the importance, classification, evolution of Fresco Paintings along with its significance; Chapter VIII has taken to account some connive stone arts in confirmatory form of water; Chapter IX has scrutinized the stone inscriptions of early periods; Chapter X equalizes the literature along with the Art and Architecture; Chapter XI incorporates the religious places of Jainism, Jain heritages, Jain sculptures and monuments etc; Chapter XII deals with precious Buddhist sculptures, Buddhist places etc. in details; Chapter XIII Economical status along with growth and developments of art and architecture iconography/ sculptures are discussed with special references of Cultural life and role of Temples; Chapter XIV deals with an out line of the Patriotism of Bhanja rulers, integrity in the art of temple structure, images is dealt with all its branches; Chapter XV is devoted to outstanding works of the inhabitants; The last Chapter deals with conclusion where some typical notes are given to highlight 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 Chronological Identity in Indian Art
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173201042
length 348p., Illustrations; Figures; Plates; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; 29cm.