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Architecture of Manasara: Original Sanskrit Text with English Translation and Notes (In 3 Volumes)

N C Panda (Editor) Prasanna Kumar Acharya (Translator)

Architecture and sculpture, both sacred and secular, through, have witnessed the best of human imagination and innovation serving culture and civilization in their evolution all over the world. Coming to the present generation, while the global necessity is protection of the nature, sustainable development and eco-friendly creations and constructions, the artists, sculptors and architects in the east and the west have started rediscovering the classic oriental standards outlined in scriptures or presented in scientific details in specific technical texts in Sanskrit and allied languages, which have been practice for a very long time in human history. This invariably proved sites in incredible India and Indian sub-continent.

Manasara is regarded as the most standard and complete treatise, rather the fountain-head of all the Silpa texts. The very name ‘Manasara’ means the ‘Essence of Measurement’. Of the seventy chapters of Manasara, the first eight are introductory, the next forty-two deal with architectural matters, and the last twenty are devoted to sculpture, where sculptural details of idols of deities of the Hindus, the Buddhist and Jains, statues of great personages and images of animals and birds are given.

This new revised edition contains the original Sanskrit text along with the English translation and explanatory notes. Besides General Index, a Glossary of the technical terms is also appended to the work.

However, the present work is sure to inspire the specialist with rare information and insight and also will bring home to lay reader the contribution of ancient India in this highly technical area of human enterprise.

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About the author

N C Panda

Nrusingh Charan Panda is the 1929 born Scientist Emeritus having retired from the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, as Professor and Dean of the Veterianary Faculty. Notwithstanding his specialization in Nutritional Biochemistry, with M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees of the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, Dr. Panda is essentially a versatile personality, combining in him the endowments of a scientist, a Sanskritist, a philosopher, a psychologist, a litterateur, a yogi and a Tantrist. His achievements have been recognized, at different times, with a number of prestigious awards in both science and literature. Internationally reputed for his scientific interpretations of Vedic literature, Professor Panda has also authored a number of widely acclaimed books like Maya in Physics, The Vibrating Universe, Mind and Supermind (2 Vols.) and Cyclic Universe (2 Vols.). His is truly the integral, synthetic, holistic approach.

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Bibliographic information

Title Architecture of Manasara: Original Sanskrit Text with English Translation and Notes (In 3 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 10.09.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788180902796
length xcii+1082p., Illustrations; 157 Figures; Index; 29cm.