About the Book :
This volume is an attempt at a connected history of Indian Sculpture setting forth in clear terms the varied trends and artistic whole. The learned scholar has traced the history of Indian sculpture from the beginning to the mediaeval times bringing within his scope a vast field of study. Special emphasis is laid on the origin and development of the basic strains as well as fundamental characteristics of Indian plastic art in a historical perspective. Plastic art of the subcontinent found expression in many important schools and distinctive styles. It has been the endeavour of the author to interpret the changes of form through the ages as a logical, orderly and organic evolution. A Survey of Indian Sculpture, divided into seven chapters, deals with the story of the plastic art of the subcontinent as long as it remained vital and active. The book will immensely help the interested reader to understand and comprehend clearly this rich legacy of Indian genius and mind.