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Glimpses Of Art, Architecture And Buddshist Literature In Ancient India

Glimpses Of Art, Architecture And Buddshist Literature In Ancient India
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  • Updated: 2010-03-18
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Glimpses Of Art, Architecture And Buddshist Literature In Ancient India


by K. Krishna Murthy

The glimpses of art, architecture and culture of ancient India are alluring and multi-faceted. It is the complex of ideas, perceptions and developed aesthetics that exist generally in Indian culture. Schematically presented, they build up in retrospect picturesque panorama of Indian culture of the past days. The present book embodies selective research papers of Dr. Krishna Murthy diversifying various aspects of the subject, written with wonted scholarship and sensitivity discussed in this book many fascinating topics of varied interests. For this, the author has divided the book into three major sections, namely, art, architecture and literature. He has brilliantly examined the interesting subjects like Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Hariti, Basaratha Jataka etc. The topics on coiffures, musical instruments like lyre, Sambuca, Abdgra dance tradition are the telling examples of the gay and sportive days of India’s past, Similarly, the discussion on Buddhist and Hindu shrines forms the highlight of the study. The section on literature mainly dealing with Buddhist religious literature throws ample light on the activities and sects of Buddhism in South India in its heydays.

This volume is the outcome of Dr. Krishna Murthy’s three decades of persevered industry and indefatigable research. This book is bound to be are authoritative, major indological tome for lovers of art and Indology alike.

About The Author :-

Dr. K. Krishna Murthy, M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt., born at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh is associated with many Royal Societies in London- an honour which only a few Indians enjoy. He was elected in 1972 as Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (F.R.A.S.).

In 1985 he was elected as a Member of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs in London (M.R.A.A.). In the same year he was elected as a Member of Royal Archaeological Institute in London (M.R.A.I.). He has authored several books and published about 100 research papers in journals of international repute. He has been associated with the Archaeological Survey of India in various capacities since 1954 and is credited with several archaeological excavations. He is a prolific writer, his forte being the material culture of ancient India in its several epochs. He is known for his scholarship and sensitivity, has brought out a series of treatises on Indian Art and Culture and his books are widely acclaimed.

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