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Hindu Art & Architecture Books

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Contemporary Religion Reflected in the Sculptural Art of TTD Temples
by Dr. K. Raja Sekhar
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Tirupati

Item Code: NAG660
Price: $25.00
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The Power of The Female: Devangana Sculptures on Indian Temple Architecture
by Gauri Parimoo Krishnan
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd

Item Code: NAF484
Price: $105.00
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Janamsakhi Guru Baba Nanak Paintings
Guru Nanak Dev University

Item Code: IDF367
Price: $30.00
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BANARAS: Painting The Sacred City
by Manu Parekh
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.

Item Code: IDE667
Price: $115.00
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श्रीरामचरितमानस: Sri Ramacaritamanasa (Profusely Illustrated with Paintings and Images of Sculptures) (Set of Three Volumes) (Sanskrit and Hindi Text with Transliteration and English Translation)
by Shanti Lal Nagar
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Parimal Publications

Item Code: NAF287
Price: $125.00
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Sri Sarasvati (Saraswati)  in Indian Art and Literature
by Dr. Niranjan Ghosh
Hardcover (Edition: 1984)
Sri Satguru Publications

Item Code: IDE374
Price: $29.00
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Art and Swadeshi
by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Hardcover (Edition: 1994)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

Item Code: IAB52
Price: $24.00
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Pilgrim Shrines of India (Mythology, Archaeology, History and Art)
by Amar Nath Khanna
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Aryan Books International

Item Code: IDD783
Price: $80.00
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Nataraja in Art, Thought And Literature
by C.Sivaramamurti
Hardcover (Edition: 1994)
Publications division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Government of India

Item Code: NAB041
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Studies in Hindu and Buddhist Art
by Ed. By. P.K. Mishra
Hardcover (Edition: 1999)
Abhinav Publications

Item Code: IDE189
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VARAHA (In Indian Art, Culture and Literature)
by Shanti Lal Nagar
Hardcover (Edition: 1993)
Aryan Books International

Item Code: IDD880
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Vaisnava Art And Iconography of Kashmir
by Bansi Lal Malla
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
Abhinav Publications

Item Code: IDE335
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Temples of Krsna (Krishna) in South India: History, Art and Traditions in TamilNadu
by T. Padmaja
Hardcover (Edition: 2002)
Abhinav Publications

Item Code: IDE410
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Ardhanarisvara (Ardhanarishvara) in Art and Literature
by Neeta Yadav
Hardcover (Edition: 2001)
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.

Item Code: IDD160
Price: $60.00
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The Dharmaraja Ratha and Its Sculptures Mahabalipuram
by K. R. Srinivasan
Hardcover (Edition: 1975)
Abhinav Publications, New Delhi

Item Code: IDJ973
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Sculpture at Vijayanagara: Iconography and Style
by Anna L. DallapiccolaAnila Verghese
Hardcover (Edition: 1998)
Manohar and American Institute of Indian Studies, New Delhi

Item Code: NAC424
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Hardcover (Edition: 1978)
Archaeological Survey of India

Item Code: IDD757
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The Iconography of Architectural Plans
by Fredrick W. Bunce
Hardcover (Edition: 2002)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.

Item Code: IDD165
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Yoga Vasistha (Vedanta Wisdom Through Miniature Paintings)
by Bhaskar Raj Saxena
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.

Item Code: IDK978
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Painted Abode of Gods Mural Traditions of Kerala
by A. Ramachandran
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Vadhera Art Gallery

Item Code: IHL694
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In The Absence of Jagannatha (The Anasara Paintings Replacing The Jagannatha Icon In Puri and South Orissa)
by Eberhard Fischer and Dinanath Pathy
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Niyogi Books

Item Code: NAJ927
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Vishvarupa (Paintings on the Cosmic Form of Krishna-Vasudeva)
by Neena Ranjan
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Aryan Books International

Item Code: IDK006
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A Festival of Krishna Under The Kadamba Tree: Painting a Divine Love (With DVD)
by Harsha V. Dehejia
Roli Books Pvt. Ltd.

Item Code: NAF454
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Anekantavada Through Painting
by Dr. Manju Nahata
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishing

Item Code: NAE290
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Books on Hindu Art
Vishnu, Shiva and Devi are the basic visual images of Hinduism. Each of these deities is worshiped in a concrete icon (murti) that can be seen and touched. The sacred compound that enshrines these images is the Hindu Temple, an auspicious enclosure for collective worship.

The image of a god or goddess in Hindu art is conceived in anthropomorphic terms but at the same time it transcends human appearance. Towards this end, with certain exceptions, the gods of Hinduism are visualized with more than two arms. Their hands, posed in definite gestures, hold the attributes that represent the deity’s power and also establish its identity.

While Hindu art is concrete in its substantiality, it is but a means of conjuring up the divine presence. This is their essential function. The Hindu image serves as a yantra, an “instrument” that allows the beholder to catch a reflection of the deity whose luminescence transcends what our physical eye can see.

The vast literature available on Hindu art includes ancient texts delineating the exact iconographic features of deities and Hindu temples. These are known as silpa sastras. Several books on the art of Hinduism delineate the iconometry of individual Hindu gods and goddesses. Also displayed here are numerous encyclopedias and reference works, providing handy, but comprehensive information on all aspects of Hindu art, including history, aesthetics, and iconography, all at one place.

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