Item Code: IDD716
by K. R. SRINIVASANPaperback (Edition: 2008)
NATIONAL BOOK TRUST, INDIA
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Pages: 201 (Color Illus: 7, B & W Illus: 25)
Weight of the Book: 317 gms
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The temple is the most significant of Indian architecture as it sums up and represents the subtle values of Indian culture. Elaboration of the temple structure followed the firm establishment of image worship and the accompanying development of the ritual, which took time to crystallize. The evolution of different architectural forms in north, south and other parts of India was a later development. This book presents a comprehensive picture of the chronologically uninterrupted chain of extant south Indian temples, explaining the niceties of their architecture, the many subtle variations in style and their evolution over the years.
About the Author
K.R. Srinivasan (late) worked with the Archaeological Survey of India for over two decades as its Deputy Director General and as Director of school of archaeology, and Director of monuments. His fields of specialisation were temple architecture, sculpture and iconography. Apart from organising the temple survey of India, he conducted systematic surverys of temples in south India and the Deccan. He was for many years chairman, Archaeological Society of south India, Chennai, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991 for his contribution to the field of archaeology, temple art and epigraphy.