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Monuments of India
Monuments of India

Monuments of India

by Shobhna Gupta

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Language

English

Publisher

Har-Anand

ISBN

8124109265 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 116

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Shobhna Gupta
Publisher: Har-Anand
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 116
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8124109265

Description

Monuments of India’s provides an insight into the rich architectural heritage of India. Some majestic monuments of the country are briefly described in the order of the historical periods of the country. The vibrant illustrations virtually take the children on a tour into our history. At the end of the book a chronology is given for easy referral. The book provides excellent reference material with easy text and captivating illustrations for the young and old alike.

Monuments, the architectural and cultural signposts of our nation include not only historical commemorative buildings like forts, tombs, and places, but also religious buildings like temple, mosques, stupas, chaityas, and churches. The outstanding feature of these spiritual symbols is that they are living monuments i.e. they are still in use, thus provide the continuity of culture and tradition between the past and the present. It is evident that the fundamental purpose of these religious buildings was the represent in concrete forms the prevailing religious consciousness of the people in that period. They also mirror the religious diversity of the Indian people through the ages. Nevertheless these architectural marvels have certain other unique features that enhance their historical value. The treatment of the wall surfaces in these structures is such that the rich array of exquisite imagery sculpted on the walls, roofs and gateways reflects the socio-economic outlook of the diverse milieu. The overall form and architectural designs too, speak eloquently of the high aesthetic values and cultural attainments of the society.

In this book, the monuments have been categorized as Buddhist monuments, rock-Cut caves, Temples, monuments of Mughal Period and colonial Period. It is not possible to cover al the monuments of India hence only a few have been dealt with here.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION

BUDDHIST MONUMENTS

Sanchi
Sarnath
Bodh Gaya
Nalanda
Alchi

ROCK CUT MONUMENTS

Ajanta Caves
Ellora
Udayagiri and Khandagir
Mahabalipuram

TEMPLES-THE LIVING MONUMENTS

Khajuraho
Mount Abu
Brihadeshvara Temple
Pattadakal
Somnathpur
Meenakshi Temple
Konark
Lingaraja Temple
Chidambara
Hampi

MEDIEVAL PERIOD MONUMENTS

Qutub Complex
Mandu
Bijapur
Chittaurgarh
Jaisalmer fort
Humayun’s tomb
Fatehpur Sikri
Taj Mahal
Red Fort and Jama Masjid
Itimad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb
Sikandara
Velha, Goa

COLUNIAL MONUMENTS

Rashtrapti Bhavan
Indian Gate
Gateway of India
Victoria Memorial

CONSERVATION OF MONUMENTS
Chronology

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