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Temples of Karnataka: Ground Plans and Elevations (In 2 Volumes)

K M Suresh (Author)
Synopsis Karnataka has a rich temple culture and thousands of temples have been erected by the rulers of different dynasties like Kadambas, Badami Chalukyas, Gangas Rashtrakutas, Kalyana Chalukyas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara, as well as by Mahamandalesvars, feudatories, ministers, dandanayakas, savants, trading classes, citizens and devotees. The temple architects freely experimented under royal patronage. Aihole in Hunugunda taluk of Bagalkot district known as "Cradle of Temple Architecture" experimented Nagara, Dravida, Kalinga and Vesara stytles; Mahadeva Temple at Ittagi in Yalburga taluk of Koppal district is known in the inscription as "Devalaya Chakravati" (Emperor of Temples). Likewise, the Hoysala temples are noted for their star shaped with minute and intricate carvings, and the Vijayanagara temples are noted for magnificent gopuras, popularly known as "Rayagopuras". Although many books on different aspects of Karnataka temples have been published, the author has tried to prese
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About the author

K M Suresh

Dr. K.M. Suresh (B. 1952) presently working as Director (Museum) in the Kannada University, Hampi, Vidyaranya-583276, in Karnataka, obtained his Master's Degree from Karnataka University, Dharwar in 1974 and P.G. Diploma in Archaeology, from Institute of Achaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi. In 1986. He obtained Ph.D., Degree from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, in 1992 on 'Sculptural Art of Hampi-Vijayanagara'. Since his inception in the Arachaeological Survey of India from 1976 to 1996, he served in various capacities in the Archaeological Museum at Bijapur, Hampi, Aihole and Badami in Karnataka and Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. He has been active field worker and excavator in the Excavation Branch IV or Archaeological Survey of India, Bhubneswar in Orissa. Dr. Suresh's other works are Sculptural art of Hampi-Vijayanagara; Saivite Sculptures of Khajuraho; Iconography of Vishnu from Khajuraho; Kandariya Mahadeva temple at Khajuraho; Karnataka Devalaya Kosha: Bellary District; Karnataka Devalaya Kosha: Koppal District; Hemakuta: Recent Researches in Archaeology and Museology (Shri C.T.M. Kotraiah's Felicitation Volume). Forthcoming works are Temples of Karnataka (Ground Plans and Elevation); Forts of Vijayanagara; Panchatantra; Facet Researched in Archaeology, (Dr. C.S. Patil's Commemoration Volume). He has contri-buted several research papers for leading Journals and Felicitation Volumes. He is member for many academic societies and a guide to Ph.D., scholars in the Kannada University, Hampi.

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Title Temples of Karnataka: Ground Plans and Elevations (In 2 Volumes)
Author K M Suresh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180900134
length 358p., Tables; Maps; Abbreviations; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; 29cm.