Author: Kapila VatsyayanPublisher: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of CultureYear: 1937Language: EnglishPages: 1068ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187332492
The present volume (Vol. VII, Part One) following the plan and structure of the previous volumes in The Cultural Heritage of India series of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture. The contributors include the stalwarts who were responsible for laying the foundation of the discipline of art history as distinct from both archaeology and social and political history.Besides introduction the other forty articles grouped under four sections – Architecture, Sculpture, Epigraphy and Numismatics, and Indian Art and the east – encompass different facets of each genre. Among these are seminal contributions by scholars such as Nirmal Kuar Bose, O.C. Gangoly, Sella Kramrisch, D.C. Sircar and of course, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, who raised theoretical issues of great significance which continue to be relevant. This is clear from the contribution of younger scholars included in this volume.In the last analyses, it is the spirit and experience manifested in this art, which is perennial and not time-bound. This is the reason why the varied artistic traditions of India engage us today. This art, I essence, reflects the states of being beyond specificities transcending the boundaries of time and space.
Publisher’s NotePrefaceIntroduction Ananda K. CoomaraswamyARCHITECTURE:The Stupa Amita RayRock-Cut Caves (Buddhist, Jaina and Brahmanical) Asok K. BhattacharyaReflections on Schools and StylesOf Indian Temple Architecture Nirmal K. BoseIndian Temple Architecture Michael W. MeisterNagara Temples Nirmal K. BoseDravida and Calukya temles K.R. SrinivasanJaina Architectural Traditions and canons Gopilal AmarSome Architectural Conventions of Kerala K.R. PisharotiThe Spirit of Tibetan Architecture Lame Anagarika GovindaIndo-Islamic Architecture (1192-1803) R. Nath SCULPTURE: Indian Sculpture: Essence and form O.C. GangolyHarappan Art Jagat Pati JoshiAncient Indian Terracottas C.C. DasguptaMauryaand Sunga Sculpture Nihar Ranjan RayKusana Sculpture R.C SharmaGupta Sculpture Stella KramrischPala and Sena Sculpture Stella KramrischMedieval sculpture (Deccan and the South) C. SivaramamurtiEarly Jaina Sculpture (300 B.C. - 300 A.D.): East India Debala Mitra Early Jaina Sculpture (300 B.C. - 300 A.D.):West India U.P. ShahHindu Iconography N.P. JoshiBuddhist Iconography J.N. BanerjeaDiagrams and Symbols of Jaina Iconography U.P. ShahJina Image in Agamic and Hymnic Tradition M.A. DhakyJaina Iconography Juthika MaitraLate Jaina Wood-Carvings V.P. DwivediTemple Terracottas of Bengal Ashok K. BhattacharyyaEPIGRAPHY AND NUMISMATICS:Indian Epigraphy D.C. SircarEpigraphic Bearing on Early Indian Art B.N. Mukherjee Art in the coins of Early and Medieval India B.N. Mukherjee Art and Indian Epigraphy Z.A. DesaiCalligraphic art in Perso-Arabic Epigraphs Ashok K. Bhattacharyya INDIAN ART AND THE EAST:South-East Asian Art Ananda K. CoomaraswamyIndian and Central Asia R.C. MjumdarIndia and China: The Beyond and the Within Lokesh ChandraInterflow of Art between India and Japan Lokesh ChandraIndonesian Art: Indian Echoes K.K. Ganguly Pagan: The Indian Connection K.K. Ganguly Art of Nepal Amita RayArt of Sri Lanka H.T. Basnayake