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Ancient Indian Art & Social Reality

Susmita Pande (Editor)

Based on a national seminar, the volume has articles that explore the meaning of art, secular and religious art and aspects of social life represented in art. Covering prehistoric art, folk art, temple and sculptural art, coins and terracotta art, the articles delve into dynastic and regional styles in art, philosophical perspectives on art as well as historiography of art. Scholars refer to specific regions especially in Central India and Jharkhand in examining various themes like depiction of dress and ornament in art, role of feelings in art and rasa as portrayed through art, and art as an economic activity.

Contents: 1. National seminar on ancient Indian art and social reality/Susmita Pande. 2. Integration of nature in Indian art: some dimensions/M.N.P. Tiwari. 3. Sculptures: as the source of socio-economic history of Madhya Pradesh/S.K. Sullerey. 4. Art and architecture of Gopadri region: early phase (seventh to tenth century)/R.N. Misra (Lucknow). 5. Rise of the 'Medieval' factor in Indian art/Shankar Goyal. 6. South Asian terracottas art through the ages/D.P. Sharma. 7. Art explanations for certain Gupta coins/Abhay Kumar Singh. 8. Mask of the Yogini/Anamika Ray. 9. Occupations in ancient India as depicted in sculptural art/Neeta Yadav. 10. Reflection of Lord Ganesa through sculptural representation in Jharkhand: a study/Rajendra Dehuri. 11. Some similarities in the rock art of Chaturbhujnath Nala, Dist. Mandsaur (M.P.) and artifacts of Harappan Civilization/J. Manuel. 12. Notable features of Payer Temple/John Mohammad Paul. 13. Vishnu and Siva Temples of Avantivarman/John Mohmmad Paul. 14. Sun Temple/Nissar Ahmad Kumar.

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About the author

Susmita Pande

Dr. Susmita Pande was born at Allahabad in 1950 in the illustrious family of Professor G.C. Pande and was educated at Jaipur where in 1971 she obtained from the Rajsthan University her Master’s degree in History with first class first position. For her research work she migrated to the Panjab University, and earned her Ph.D. in 1979. Since then she is actively engaged in post-doctoral research and independent writing with several papers to her credit. Her work ‘Birth of Bhakti in Indian Religions and Art’ has been highly acclaimed by scholars like Professor G.M. Bongard-Levin of Moscow and Professor V.C. Pande of Chandigarh. Her cultural interests include music in particular which she has formally studied, and practices. She is also interested in art, generally. Presently she is teaching at Prachya Niketan, Bhopal.

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Title Ancient Indian Art & Social Reality
Author Susmita Pande
Format Hardcover
Date published: 18.05.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789350502174
length xiv+154p., Illustrations; Colour; 26cm.