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Indian Monuments
Indian Monuments

Indian Monuments

by N S Ramaswami

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Language

English

Publisher

Abhinav Publications

ISBN

N/A - Year: 1979 - Pages: 187

Binding

Hardcover

N S Ramaswami

Author: N S Ramaswami
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Year: 1979
Language: English
Pages: 187
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A

Description

With 17 black and white plates, this book, the first of its kind in India, shows how the monuments it deals with were slowly recovered from obscurity, mainly in the nineteenth century. Excepting four or five, the Hindu and Buddhist monuments discussed in this book were unknown two centuries ago.

Many of the great monuments of Indian antiquity like Ajanta and Mamallapuram have had a chequered history. With a few exceptions they were forgotten in the middle Ages. It was with the arrival of the Europeans that they became known again. Many of them suffered at the hands of the Portuguese. But the British sought them out, wrote on them and gradually made the West realize that India had once had a great art.

This book shows how the monuments it deals with were slowly recovered from the obscurity, mainly in the nineteenth century. Where there are references to them in the periods before the Europeans, these too have been discussed. The aims to provide a full account as far as possible of what travelers and, in later times, archaeologists thought of the monuments.

Contents

Preface

ONE
Wonder of India

TWO
Early Notices

THREE
Mediaeval Visitors

FOUR
Intellectual Debate

FIVE
Step by Step

SIX
Elephanta

SEVEN
Ellora

EIGHT
Kanheri and Karle

NINE
Mamallapuram

TEN
Sarnath and Buddha Gaya

ELEVEN
Amaravati and Nagarjunakonda

TWELVE
Sanchi and Bharhut

THIRTEEN
Ajanta and Bagh

FOURTEEN
Nalanda

FIFTEEN
Konarak

SIXTEEN
Arikkamedu and Pumphur

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