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The immortal epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, are the cherished and prized heritage of Indian culture. The idealized versions of Rama and Krishna narrated in the two epics and the Bhagwat Purana, the episodes and characters described in them have sunk deep into the psyche of every Indian. Like Buddhism which provided inspiring themes to the Indian artist, the epics too inspired the Indian sculptor to execute his artistic creations in stone, stucco and terracotta in rock caves and temples all over the subcontinent. The artistic depiction of the epic themes in different ages and regions testifies to the universal and everlasting popularity of the epics with the lasting popularity of the epics with the Indian artists. In spite of the gap of centuries between the Gupta period and the medieval period, the core values and the personality of the ideal or semi-miraculous personages depicted in the Indian sculpture remain changeless.

The book is a fascinating study of epic themes appearing in visual art. The author has painstakingly documented the various themes carved in temples and rock caves, garnered from every nook and corner of the subcontinent - from Deogarh and Osian in the north to Badami and Belur in the south, from Paharpur in Bangladesh to Wadhwan and Markandi in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

 

About the Author

 

Born and educated at Allahabad, she did her M.A. from Allahabad University in 1975. She was awarded the Ph.D. degree in 1979 by Saugar University for her research work. Thereafter for a number of years she served as a lecturer of Ancient Indian History in degree colleges. Since 1987 she has been working in the North Zone Cultural Centre, Allahabad.

Dr. Jayantika Kala has to her credit a number of research papers which have been published in the leading research journals of the country.

 

Preface

The present study forms part of my thesis on 'Epic Scenes in Indian Plastic Art' which earned me a doctrate from the University of Saugar in 1979. Since then I have been pursuing the subject and have added more material, but left out some part of the thesis, which was of general nature. I have tried my best to collect as much fresh material as was possible within the available resources and time. It is, perhaps, for the first time that a coherent study of plastic art depicting episodes from the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and, the life of Krsna have been documented.

I express my deep gratitude to Shri K.D. Bajpai, Tagore Professor of Ancient Indian History and Archaeology, Saugar University, for guiding me in the preparation of the thesis. He was also kind enough to go through the revised version of the thesis.

I am also grateful to the late Shri C. Sivaramamurti, former director of the National Museum, New Delhi, and to Shri M.N. Deshpande, former Director General of Archaeology in India for going through the manuscript and offering valuable suggestions. I thank the American Institute of Indian. Studies, Varanasi, the Archaeological Survey of India, the National Museum, the Museums of Mathura, Lucknow, Allahabad and Bharat Kala Bhawan Varanasi, for supplying me photographs for illustrating this book.

I also thank Shri Shakti Malik of Abhinav Publications, New Delhi, for undertaking the publication of this work.

 

CONTENTS

 

  Illustrations vii
  Abbreviations xiii
  Preface xv
1. INDIAN PLASTIC ART: A GENERAL SURVEY 1-6
2. THE GREAT EPICS
Ramayana
Mahabharata
7-16
3. SCENES FROM THE RAMAYANA
Birth of Rama - Ahilya Uddhara - Rama, Laksmana and Sita - Parasurama Images - Rama, Laksmana and Sita with Guha - Rama, Sita and Laksmana - Rama, Sita and Laksmana Crossing the River Ganga - Rama, Laksmana and Sita with Valmiki - Bharata Entering Chitrakuta - Bharata being made Rama's Regent - Rama's Stay in Forest - Laksmana Disfiguring Surpanakha - Abduction of Sita - Rama Killing the Deer - Ravana Visits the Hermitage of Rama - Abduction of Sita and Ravana's Fight with Jatayu - Sita in Asoka Vatika - Hanumana - Fight between Vali and Sugriva - Setu Nirmana by Rama's Monkey Army - Birth Story of Ravana - Ravana Worshipping Siva - Ravana Lifting Mount Kailasa - Hanumana Giving the News of Sita to Rama - War between Rama and Ravana - Laksmana Wounded - Installation of Vibhisana as King of Lanka - Rejection of Sita - Rama-sita Couple - Siva Bestowing Boons on Rama and Laksmana - Rejection of Sita - Lava and Kusa in the Hermitage of Valmiki.
17-48
4. SCENES FROM THE MAHABHARATA
Pandu Kills a Brahman - Birth of the Children of Drupada - Arjuna Wins Draupadi at a Swayamvara - Burning of the Khandava forest - Pandavas and Draupadi - Kiratarjuniya Story - Game of Dice - Abduction of Subhadra by Arjuna - Bhima-Jarasandha Duel - The Battle of Kuruksetra - Fight between Jayadratha and Yudhisthira - Fight between Bhima and Duryodhana - Bhisma in Battle - Duel between Karna and Arjuna - Victory Celebrations - Disturbance at Daksa's Sacrifice - Images of Pandava Brothers.
49-63
5. KRSNA LILA SCENES
Slaughter of Krsna's Elder Sister - Infant Krsna - Episodes of Sakatabhanga - Putana Vadha - Dadhimanthana - Subduing of Trnavarta - Yamala-Arjuna Episode - Vatasur-Vadha - Dhenuka-Vadha - Kaliya-Damana - Pralambasur Vadha - Vastra-Harna - Krsna, Balarama and Ekanamsa - Mount Govardhana and Krsna - Mock Coronation of Child Krsna - Krsna Slaying Artista - Kesi-Vadha - Kubja Uddhara - Kuvalyapida-Vadha - Canura, Mustika and Sala - Sala-Vadha - End of Kamsa - Dana-Lila - Krsna and Sudama - Rajsuya Sacrifice - Krsna and Balarama - Krsna-Balarama on an Indo-Greek Coin
64-92
  References 93-102
  Glossary 103-104
  Index 105-107

 

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From the Jacket

 

The immortal epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, are the cherished and prized heritage of Indian culture. The idealized versions of Rama and Krishna narrated in the two epics and the Bhagwat Purana, the episodes and characters described in them have sunk deep into the psyche of every Indian. Like Buddhism which provided inspiring themes to the Indian artist, the epics too inspired the Indian sculptor to execute his artistic creations in stone, stucco and terracotta in rock caves and temples all over the subcontinent. The artistic depiction of the epic themes in different ages and regions testifies to the universal and everlasting popularity of the epics with the lasting popularity of the epics with the Indian artists. In spite of the gap of centuries between the Gupta period and the medieval period, the core values and the personality of the ideal or semi-miraculous personages depicted in the Indian sculpture remain changeless.

The book is a fascinating study of epic themes appearing in visual art. The author has painstakingly documented the various themes carved in temples and rock caves, garnered from every nook and corner of the subcontinent - from Deogarh and Osian in the north to Badami and Belur in the south, from Paharpur in Bangladesh to Wadhwan and Markandi in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

 

About the Author

 

Born and educated at Allahabad, she did her M.A. from Allahabad University in 1975. She was awarded the Ph.D. degree in 1979 by Saugar University for her research work. Thereafter for a number of years she served as a lecturer of Ancient Indian History in degree colleges. Since 1987 she has been working in the North Zone Cultural Centre, Allahabad.

Dr. Jayantika Kala has to her credit a number of research papers which have been published in the leading research journals of the country.

 

Preface

The present study forms part of my thesis on 'Epic Scenes in Indian Plastic Art' which earned me a doctrate from the University of Saugar in 1979. Since then I have been pursuing the subject and have added more material, but left out some part of the thesis, which was of general nature. I have tried my best to collect as much fresh material as was possible within the available resources and time. It is, perhaps, for the first time that a coherent study of plastic art depicting episodes from the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and, the life of Krsna have been documented.

I express my deep gratitude to Shri K.D. Bajpai, Tagore Professor of Ancient Indian History and Archaeology, Saugar University, for guiding me in the preparation of the thesis. He was also kind enough to go through the revised version of the thesis.

I am also grateful to the late Shri C. Sivaramamurti, former director of the National Museum, New Delhi, and to Shri M.N. Deshpande, former Director General of Archaeology in India for going through the manuscript and offering valuable suggestions. I thank the American Institute of Indian. Studies, Varanasi, the Archaeological Survey of India, the National Museum, the Museums of Mathura, Lucknow, Allahabad and Bharat Kala Bhawan Varanasi, for supplying me photographs for illustrating this book.

I also thank Shri Shakti Malik of Abhinav Publications, New Delhi, for undertaking the publication of this work.

 

CONTENTS

 

  Illustrations vii
  Abbreviations xiii
  Preface xv
1. INDIAN PLASTIC ART: A GENERAL SURVEY 1-6
2. THE GREAT EPICS
Ramayana
Mahabharata
7-16
3. SCENES FROM THE RAMAYANA
Birth of Rama - Ahilya Uddhara - Rama, Laksmana and Sita - Parasurama Images - Rama, Laksmana and Sita with Guha - Rama, Sita and Laksmana - Rama, Sita and Laksmana Crossing the River Ganga - Rama, Laksmana and Sita with Valmiki - Bharata Entering Chitrakuta - Bharata being made Rama's Regent - Rama's Stay in Forest - Laksmana Disfiguring Surpanakha - Abduction of Sita - Rama Killing the Deer - Ravana Visits the Hermitage of Rama - Abduction of Sita and Ravana's Fight with Jatayu - Sita in Asoka Vatika - Hanumana - Fight between Vali and Sugriva - Setu Nirmana by Rama's Monkey Army - Birth Story of Ravana - Ravana Worshipping Siva - Ravana Lifting Mount Kailasa - Hanumana Giving the News of Sita to Rama - War between Rama and Ravana - Laksmana Wounded - Installation of Vibhisana as King of Lanka - Rejection of Sita - Rama-sita Couple - Siva Bestowing Boons on Rama and Laksmana - Rejection of Sita - Lava and Kusa in the Hermitage of Valmiki.
17-48
4. SCENES FROM THE MAHABHARATA
Pandu Kills a Brahman - Birth of the Children of Drupada - Arjuna Wins Draupadi at a Swayamvara - Burning of the Khandava forest - Pandavas and Draupadi - Kiratarjuniya Story - Game of Dice - Abduction of Subhadra by Arjuna - Bhima-Jarasandha Duel - The Battle of Kuruksetra - Fight between Jayadratha and Yudhisthira - Fight between Bhima and Duryodhana - Bhisma in Battle - Duel between Karna and Arjuna - Victory Celebrations - Disturbance at Daksa's Sacrifice - Images of Pandava Brothers.
49-63
5. KRSNA LILA SCENES
Slaughter of Krsna's Elder Sister - Infant Krsna - Episodes of Sakatabhanga - Putana Vadha - Dadhimanthana - Subduing of Trnavarta - Yamala-Arjuna Episode - Vatasur-Vadha - Dhenuka-Vadha - Kaliya-Damana - Pralambasur Vadha - Vastra-Harna - Krsna, Balarama and Ekanamsa - Mount Govardhana and Krsna - Mock Coronation of Child Krsna - Krsna Slaying Artista - Kesi-Vadha - Kubja Uddhara - Kuvalyapida-Vadha - Canura, Mustika and Sala - Sala-Vadha - End of Kamsa - Dana-Lila - Krsna and Sudama - Rajsuya Sacrifice - Krsna and Balarama - Krsna-Balarama on an Indo-Greek Coin
64-92
  References 93-102
  Glossary 103-104
  Index 105-107

 

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