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Aspects of Sanskrit architectural texts /

Aspects of Sanskrit architectural texts /
DK Number:DK-218970
Title: Aspects of Sanskrit architectural texts /
Author: by Manabendu Banerjee.
Edition: 1st ed.
Imprint: Kolkata : Saraswat Kunja,
Physical Desc.: 406 p., [34] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Year: 2010
Price: USD 28.30
Language: Includes verses in Sanskrit (Devanagari and roman).
Subject Strings: Hindu architecture.
  Architecture in literature.
  Sanskrit literature--History and criticism.
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The book discusses the major Sanskrit architectural texts of the past and the scholarly articles of modern writers exploring salient features of ancient Indian architecture. It focuses on some of the popular themes in the Sanskirt texts on architecture, especially those related to construction of residential buildings and temples. It acquaints the readers with the rich heritage of Indian vastushastra. Referring to the Puranans among other sources, it throws light on various facets of ancient Indian architecture: use of materials like stone wood for construction, site selection, site planning and town planning, mandapa architecture, use of plaster and lime, sculptural representations on architecture.


Title Contents
Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
CHAPTER 1:Some Problems of Translating Sanskrit Silpa Works (Architecture)1-8
CHAPTER 2:Elements of Architecture in Ancient Sanskrit Texts9-46
CHAPTER 3:Brick- Manufacturing and Brick-architecture47-72
CHAPTER 4:Stone73-96
CHAPTER 5:Wood97-114
CHAPTER 6:Site-Selection and Soil-Testing115-128
CHAPTER 7:Site-Planning and Town-Planning129-165
CHAPTER 8:Prasada166-194
CHAPTER 9:Mandapa-Architecture195-214
CHAPTER 10:Vajralepa and Sudha (Plaster and Lime)215-237
CHAPTER 11:Matsyapurana Chapters on Indian Architecture and Sculpture238-258
CHAPTER 12:Devipurana on Indian Art259-270
CHAPTER 13:Some Specimens of Art and Architecture in the Prthvirajavijayakavya271-278
CHAPTER 14:'Door' (Dvara)279-299
CHAPTER 15:Amalaka300-303
APPENDIX I :Nagara, Dravida and Vesara
II :Stupi
III : Columns in Buildings
IV : Notes on the History of Sikhara Temple
V : Training of Architects in Ancient India

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