Mauryan Art and Architecture (321 185 B. C. )

Mauryan Art and Architecture (321 185 B. C. ) (Hardcover)

By D P Sharma And Madhuri Sharma 
Publisher: Kaveri books
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
EAN: 9789386463043
Binding: Hardcover
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Mauryan Art (c. 321-185 B.C.) is the formative stage of early Indian Art and its roots are present in Harappan Art (c. 2700-2000 B.C.) of north-western part of South Asia. A few motifs of the Mauryan art, like the back-to-back Lions, Bull, Linga & Arghya, Trisula, Nandipada, Lotus, Srivatsa, Kalash, Chiti (Ratha chiti), monolithic polished pillar and rock-cut architecture are found in the lower tradition of Harappan art which were developed into higher tradition of Mauryan Art during 3rd. c. B.C. onwards. The Mauryan artist evolved new forms of art and architecture. Religion and spiritualism later became integral part of the Mauryan Art.

This book contains ten chapters, which discuss on political history of Mauryan empire, art and architecture of Ashokan pillars, Mauryan Art, polished ring and disc stones, Mauryan terracottas, Mauryan architecture, Mauryan stupa and monastery, rock-cut architecture of Mauryan age. Further it also deals with Acharya Chanakya (c. 350-275 B.C.) who is also known as Kautilya and Vishnu Gupta. The last chapter is on Arthasastra of Kautilya and at the end, there are articles on Mohenjodaro ritual architecture.

This well-illustrated book, with notes and references, covers a wide range in the field of archaeological research and will be of interest to the research scholars as well as archaeologist.

About the Author

Dr. D. P. Sharma is an Archaeologist, Anthropologists, Museologist and Art historian. He did his M. A. in Ancient history and D. Phil. from University of Allahabad. During 1983-84 he was awarded commonwealth scholarship and he qualified M.A. Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology University of London. Since 1985-2005 he had been working as head of Harappan and Prehistoric collection of National Museum, New Delhi. In 2005, he became Associate Professor & H.O. D. Museology in National Museum Institute. From 2007 to 2013, he was working as Director and Chairman of Bharat Kala Bhavan, B.H.U., Varanasi.

At present he is senior academic fellow in Varanasi. He is also visiting professor at Amity University, Noida and other Universities. He is honourable Director of Museum of Parshvanath Vidyapeeth, B.H.U., Varanasi.

Madhuri Sharma is an Art Historian, Museologist and Archaeologist, She participated in excavation work in Narmada Valley, Chopani Mando, Belan Valley and Bhardwaj-Ashram. Apart from participation in national and international seminars, she has published 60 research papers and 8 books including 'Museum and Museology 'Early Buddhist Metal Images of South Asia'.

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Title: Mauryan Art and Architecture (321 185 B. C. )
Publisher: Kaveri books
Author: D P Sharma And Madhuri Sharma
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
EAN: 9789386463043
Binding: Hardcover


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