An Encyclopaedia of Hindu Architecture

An Encyclopaedia of Hindu Architecture

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Author: Prasanna Kumar Acharya
Publisher: LP Publications
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 684
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175361255


This volume is the seventh in the Manasara series - the treatise containing knowledge and experience in Town-planning, Architecture, Sculpture etc. of ancient India.

The present volume is a comprehensive work on the technical terminology of the creators of such epics in stone as those of Sanchi and Konark during the ancient and medieval periods of Indian history. It contains terms from ancient architectural treatises - Manasara, Vastu-sastras, Puranas, Brahmanas, Sutras etc. The terms are arranged in the order of Sanskrit Alphabets.

A brief rendering in English followed by extensive quotations from various sources and supplemented by line drawings and photographs elucidate every aspect f the terms, leaving no room for ambiguity. Two appendices, one giving a sketch of Sanskrit treatises on architecture and the other furnishing a list of historical architects with short notes on their works, are added.

Result of years of studious research, this work will interest everyone interested in the Architecture of ancient India.