Author: Krishna LalPublisher: Abhinav PublicationsYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 169ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170174295
The National Bird of India is the Peacock. Majestic and graceful, with a beautiful form and charming colors, it caught the fancy of the Indian artisans from early times, who used it profusely in their artistic creations. From the Hardpan period to the present day, in every art expression, the peacock is beautifully portrayed. It has been depicted as a sacred bird; mount of Kartikeya, an important deity of Hindu pantheon and an absent lover in the miniature paintings.The present monograph is an in-depth study of all aspects related to this bird. Its habitat, history, narration in Indian mythology and literature, various forms, its uses and medicinal properties mentioned in ancient texts. 107 carefully selected colorful illustrations and 25 sketches on the subject show various aspects of Peacock in art forms.
PREFACEACKNOWLEDGEMENTSINTRODUCTIONLIST OF ILLUSTRATIONSLIST OF SKETCHESCHAPTER 1Peacock in History, Mythology and LiteratureCHAPTER 2Peacock in Stone, Terracotta and Bronze SculptureCHAPTER 3Peacock in PaintingsCHAPTER 4Peacock in Decorative ArtsCHAPTER 5Peacock in TextilesCHAPTER 6Peacock-Its UsesREFERENCESAPPENDIX I Takht-I-Taos (Peacock throne)APPENDIX IIPeacock in Brihat SamhitaAPPENDIX IIIPeacock in Charaka SamhitaAPPENDIX IVPeacock in Sushrut SamhitaGLOSSARYBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX