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Pancha Mahadevas in the Indian Art

S B Singh (Author)
The present book is a valuable contribution to the studies of Pancha Mahadevas (Siva, Vishnu, Surya, Ganesa and Devi) in the Indian art based on the comprehensive field work, unraveling the vast sculptural store-house lying almost unnoticed in the sprawling region of the country, bringing latest archaeological, literacy, epigraphic and numismatic insights to bear upon their genesis, evolution history and development in a chronological sequence.

The antiquity of Gods, their legendary origin, evolution and concept are fascinating in the channeling of he philosophic thought. The analysis, documentation, arrangement and narration of sculptural art are only matched to the author’s intense devotion to this study. The mostly informative, critical and comprehensive and immensely readable analysis centering, round God’s images, their iconic features, chronology, evolution, esoteric significance and all bears a rich testimony to author’s multifaceted experience in the field of art and archaeology.
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About the author

S B Singh

Professor S.B. Singh had a fine association spanning well one and a half decade with Archaeological Survey of India, gaining vast and varied experience in the field of Archaeology, Art and Epigraphy by extensive field work, particularly explorations and excavations in various parts of the country, Since 1973, he was associated with the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Kurukshetra University, teaching postgraduate students and guiding research to scholars, and subsequently retired as Professor from the same department in 1992 AD. As an erudite scholar, his publications include sixty Research papers in prestigious Indian and Foreign Journals like East and West, Arts of Asia, Lalit Kala, Journal of the Indian Society of Oriental Art, Roopa-Lekha, besides several others. He is also an author of The Archaeology of the Lucknow Region (1972) in collaboration. The other books include 'Letters of H.M. Lawrence (1978), Archaeology of PaÛchŒla Region (1979, U.G.C. Project), Epigraphy and Art (1996, I.C.H.R. Fellowship), Sculptural Art of Northern India, (2006, U.G.C. Project), in addition to a Hindi book - Lucknow - ‘Nawabon Se Pahle’ (2010) and other literary works in Hindi including a poetic composition ‘Pushpanjali.

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Bibliographic information

Title Pancha Mahadevas in the Indian Art
Author S B Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.01.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173201066
length xiv+260p., Illustrations; 26cm.