Author: U P Shah
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817017208X
The Jaina-Rupa-Mandana Volume I is an authentic work on Jaina iconography from the pen of a well-known authority on the subject, Dr. Umakant P.Shah, an eminent Indologist and art-historian with specialization in Jaina art and literature. Illustrated profusely with over two hundred monochrome plates, the work is a standard textbook and a very useful guide to all students in Indian art and archaeology and to Museum Curators. The work is supplemented with a large number of iconographic tables for images of all important Jaina gods and goddesses.
Dr Shah, the author, has for the first time given solutions to various basis problems of Jaina iconography supported with ample evidence from both archaeology and literature including unpublished original texts still in manuscripts.
Origin of the Jina-image & the Jivantasvami Pratima
Parents of the Tirthankaras
Notes on the Jaina pantheon
Kulakaras and Salakapurusas
Iconography of 24 Tirthankaras
Four more popular Yaksinis
List of plates with acknowledgements
Plates I-Cix (figs. 1-215)