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Brahmanical Temple Art and Architecture in Hadoti : From Earliest Times to Seventh Century A.D.

Ambika Dhaka, Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, 2012, xi, 113 p, 6 figs, 76 colour plates,, ISBN : 9788180903007, $95.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Brahmanical Temple Art and Architecture in Hadoti : From Earliest Times to Seventh Century A.D.

Contents:  Foreword.  Prologue.  1. Introduction.  2. Growth and development of art and architecture with reference to eastern Rajasthan. 3. Gupta art centers. 4. Sitaleswar Mahadeva Temple at Chandrabhaga, Jhalrapatan District Jhalawar. 5. Comparative study of Brahmanical temples with other temples of Rajasthan. 6. Epilogue. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.

Temples of India are an epitome of faith, devotion and a live documentary of the culture, tradition and sentiments of the people of Indian landmass. This book narrates the fascinating saga of the evolution and development of art and architectural styles of temples in Hadoti region of Rajasthan from the earliest times to post-Gupta period.

The book introduces Hadoti region in spectacular way touching upon geography, topography, river system and deliberating its historical background. A special feature of the book lies in a discussion on temples and its remain at Darra, Char-Choma, Rangpur, Keshoraipatan and Cahndrabhaga. In the light of some new temple architectural remains, this book can claim to be a pioneer and authoritative work, revealing some unseen facets of temple art of Hadoti.

The book identifies and studies magnificent features of the principal architectural styles in Hadoti region and makes a comparative study of it with the rest of Rajasthan in a systematic manner so as to build up a logical and coherent picture of it.

The book has line drawings and 76 illustrations. (jacket)

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