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Peacock in India Art, Thought and Literature
Peacock in India Art, Thought and Literature

Peacock in India Art, Thought and Literature

by Krishna Lal

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English

Publisher

Abhinav Publications

ISBN

8170174295 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 169

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Hardcover

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Author: Krishna Lal
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 169
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170174295

Description

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.

Contents

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

LIST OF SKETCHES

CHAPTER 1
Peacock in History, Mythology and Literature

CHAPTER 2
Peacock in Stone, Terracotta and Bronze Sculpture

CHAPTER 3
Peacock in Paintings

CHAPTER 4
Peacock in Decorative Arts

CHAPTER 5
Peacock in Textiles

CHAPTER 6
Peacock-Its Uses

REFERENCES

APPENDIX I
Takht-I-Taos (Peacock throne)
APPENDIX II
Peacock in Brihat Samhita
APPENDIX III
Peacock in Charaka Samhita
APPENDIX IV
Peacock in Sushrut Samhita

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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