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Art of the Vijayanagara-Nayakas (Architecture and Iconography)

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This book is a very serious effort to put some order in the great deal of monuments belonging to a period, which is too often underestimated by the scholars. The work contains both a survey of the temples and an analysis of iconographical themes. The painstaking examination of original sources is perhaps the most important contribution by Rajarajan, but also the chapter “Paradigms of Nayaka Art” is extremely useful as it takes into consideration and systematically discusses most of the features characterizing Nayaka temple architecture The scholar is right in stressing the importance of the changing European taste in the evaluation of Indian art the material collected is impressive, the references to the literary tradition are vast and exhaustive, the iconographical interpretations are well-grounded and rich in detail It is my opinion that, once it is published, it will remain as a reference book for Nayaka architecture and iconography. - Prof. Maurizio Taddei About the Author : R.K.K. Rajarajan is Associate Professor in Visual Studies in the School of Arts and Aesthetics of the Jawaharlal Nehru University. He had his basic studies in Madurai Kamaraj University and his M.Phil. & Ph.D. at the Tamil University, Thanjavur. He was post-doctoral fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Bonn) in the Free University (Berlin). He was on the teaching staff of the Eritrean Institute of Technology, Asmara and Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram for some time. The author’s Master of Philosophy thesis was on the art history Alakarkoyil temple (the historica l divyadesa-Maliruncolai), and doctoral work on Nayaka architecture and iconography, published by the Sharada Publishing House (Delhi, 2006) in two volumes. His other publications includes Studies in Art History of India (ed. 2010), Rock-cut Model Shrines in Early Medieval Indian Art (2012), and Minaksi-Sundaresvara: Tiruvilaiyatar Puranam in Letters, Design and Art (with Dr Jeyapriya, 2013). However, the outstanding publications are in international journals published from Rome (East and West), Napoli (Annali dell' Universita di Napoli “L'Orientale”), Oslo (Acta Orientalia), Sheffield UK (Religions of South Asia), Berlin (Berliner Indologische Studien), Reinbek (Festschrift of Professor Helmut Nespital), South Asian Studies (Cambridge), The Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society (Bangalore), several conference proceedings and felicitation volumes.

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SKU Code Srd B 090
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ISBN No. 8188934305
Author Name R.K.K. Rajarajan
Publisher Name Sharada Publishing House
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