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Early Medieval Art of Haryana

Chander Pal Singh (Author)
Synopsis The region watered by the Saraswati and Drishadwati rivers in the part yore now occupied by the Haryana State, has been a geographical and cultural entity of undivided Punjab. This book “Early Medieval Art of Haryana – A Study” presents for the first time, an exhaustive study of the region. It contains the rarest sculptures (study) housed in the Deptt. of Archaeology and Museum, Haryana and author’s own findings in Haryana province. It has added to value of the book since they have been brought to light for the first time in the history of the period. The book provides a study of the art style forms, art-centres, iconographic, details and the role of Haryana in the field of art activities during the early medieval period in relation with the Indian-sub-continent. It covers the theme, content and iconographic development of religious and secular icons and gives an assessment of the art of the early medieval Haryana. It is an original and significant contribution in the field of ear
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About the author

Chander Pal Singh

Dr Chander Pal Singh was born on 16-04-1950 at Village Bapora, Distt. Bhiwani (Haryana). After obtaining a position in order of merit in M.A. and M.Phill in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology from the University of Kurukshetra, he commenced his professional career in the State Department of Archaeology and Museums, Haryana. He has actively participated in the archaeological excavations at Balu, Agroha, Banawali, Kunal etc. in Haryana. As an archaeologist he conducted archaeological survey of all the villages of Distt. Hissar, Fatehabad and Sirsa and maximum villages of Kurukshetra. During these archaeological explorations he brought to light a number of protohistorical and historical sites published in Indian Archaeology – A Review, 1980-81, 1983-84 and 1985-86. A notable protohistoric site at Kunal, Fatehabad, discovered by him, has won appreciation at the International level. He combines in himself the attributes of a field worker in Archaeology and also a researcher in art-history and culture. He obtained his post gradute diploma in Journialism fro Bhartiya Vidhya Bhawan, Chandigarh in 1984 and Ph.D. from Kurukshetra University in 1990. He has to his credit a nimber of research paper in the Journals of National and International repute. He has documented all the stone sculptures and architectural members housed in the Zonal Museum, Hissar and Bhima Devi Museum, Pinjore. His forthcoming book ‘Archaeological remains in Distt. Hissar’ throws a flood of light on the newly discovered proto-historic and historical sites. Apart from and academist, he has been a sportsman of National level. At present he is working in the Deptt. of Archaeology and Museum, Haryana.

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Bibliographic information

Title Early Medieval Art of Haryana
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Koshal Book Depot
Language: English
isbn 818604907X
length xx+168p+lxxxvi p., References; Figures; Plates; Maps; Bibliography; Index; 29cm.