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Early Indian Art and Architecture

 
P.C. Jain (Editor) Heritage of Indian Art
Synopsis

A vision of India's earliest known past as reflects in her creative endeavor the specimens of which begin appearing some twelve thousand years ago on the walls of the nomad's rock-shelter, his first home as also the ever first to breed in him a feeling of belonging, the Indian Art and Architecture, the first of the series, covers in its thirteen chapters thirteen major styles of Indian art and architecture. It incorporates the material well researched by eminent scholars over past fifty years. The book begins with the study of rock-shelter drawings, mainly those discovered from the rock-shelters of Bhimbetka near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, now a world heritage site. India has thousands on rock-shelter drawings but rare In splendor Bhimbetka is not only the largest complex of rock-shelters and the largest concentration of pre-historic art but also presents the widest range of themes that rock-shelter drawings have anywhere in India or rather In the world. Hence, the book's focus mainly on Bhimbetka. The book has been enriched and embellished with a number of plans, illustrations in colored and black and white.

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About the author

P.C. Jain

Prof. P.C. Jain, an instinctive poet, linguist and aesthetician, began his career in 1961 as a lecturer of English literature and accomplished some outstanding research work on Hindi linguistics. Some of his poetry, short stories and a translation of Logic and the Scientific Method in two vols., too, are amongst his early publications. He then shifted to journalism and active politics, though despite busy political life he never gave up reading and writing. He edited for over two decades a Hindi daily Lokpath and contributed stories and articles to several leading news papers. He has recently written an outstanding book  - Gandhi In Stamps. Now he is contributing with Dr. Daljeet on aesthetics, Indian art and Architecture, Painting and Indian Monuments. Amongst their published works Shakuntala and Khajuraho are outstanding. Indian Gods and Goddesses, Ramayana and the IInd volume of the Monuments of India are their forthcoming publications.

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Bibliographic information

Title Early Indian Art and Architecture
Author P.C. Jain
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.04.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788180903625
length xxvi+342p., Illustrations; Figure 122; 282 Colour Plates; 29cm.