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Architecture of Manasara: (Manasara Series: Vol. IV 
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Series: Vol. IV)
Architecture of Manasara: (Manasara Series: Vol. IV ) Series: Vol. IV)
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Architecture of Manasara is the fourth volume in the Manasara series. Here the Sanskrit text collated from eleven manuscripts is rendered in English with as much conformity to the original as possible. All aspects of architecture as taught and practiced by the ancient builders whose epics on stone in various parts of India can be seen even today are described in this book. The remarkable attention to detail, which was the outstanding trait in the forgotten architects of the past emerges lucidly in this concise treatise, where every topic-be it the unit of measurement choice of site analysis of soil strength of building materials proportion among the various components, planning of villagers or town, design and construction of single -storeyed houses or multi-storeyed, furniture for use or sculpture for ornament though presented in an encapsulated form rivers the reader's attention by its dazzling illumination.

One of the basic needs of man is shelter. All those interested or engaged in the design of building for different purpose like housing the Gods, people, trade, transport, machines and weapons shall find this book a source of inspiration for their activities.

CONTENTS
History of Publication xii-xv
Preparation of the plates xv-xviii
Acknowledgement xix-xxi
Method of translation xxi-xxiv
General survey xxiv-xlvi
Relation with other works xlvi-lvi
Age of compilation lvi-lix
Chapter 1 The Contents 1-3
Chapter 2 The Qualification of Architects and the System of Measurement 5-9
Chapter 3 The Classification of Architecture 11-12
Chapter 4 The Selection of site 13-15
Chapter 5 The Examination of Soil 17-21
Chapter 6 Erection of Gnomons and Pegs 23-32
Chapter 7 The Site Plans 33-57
Chapter 8 The Sacrificial Offerings 59-62
Chapter 9 The Village 63-92
Chapter 10 The Towns and Forts 93-98
Chapter 11 The Dimensions of Buildings 99-107
Chapter 12 The Foundation 109-121
Chapter 13 The Pedestals of Columns 123-130
Chapter 14 The Bases of Columns 131-150
Chapter 15 The Columns 151-174
Chapter 16 The Entablatures and Roofs 175-185
Chapter 17 Joinery 187-198
Chapter 18 The general Features of Edifices 199-221
Chapter 19 The One storeyed Buildings 222-237
Chapter 20 The Two Storeyed Buildings 238-244
Chapter 21 The Three Storeyed Buildings 245-249
Chapter 22 The Four Storeyed Buildings 250-254
Chapter 23 The Five Storeyed Buildings 255-257
Chapter 24 The Six Storeyed Buildings 258-260
Chapter 25 The Seven Storeyed Buildings 261-263
Chapter 26 The Eight Storeyed Buildings 264-267
Chapter 27 The Nine Storeyed Buildings 268-270
Chapter 28 The Ten Storeyed Buildings 271-273
Chapter 29 The Eleven Storeyed Buildings 274-276
Chapter 30 The Twelve Storeyed Buildings 277-286
Chapter 31 The Courts 287-293
Chapter 32 The Temples of Attendant Deities 294-304
Chapter 33 The Gate houses and the Windows 305-337
Chapter 34 The Pavilions 338-372
Chapter 35 The Storeyed Mansions 373-397
Chapter 36 The Situation and Measurement of Dwelling ` 398-403
Chapter 37 The Opening of the Dwelling House 404-409
Chapter 38 The Doorways 410-413
Chapter 39 The Measurement of Doors 414-422
Chapter 40 The Royal Palaces 423-431
Chapter 41 The Royal Entourage 432-435
Chapter 42 The Royal Order and Ensignia 436-441
Chapter 43 The Cars and Chariots 442-450
Chapter 44 The Couches, Bedsteads and Swings 451-456
Chapter 45 The Thrones 457-469
Chapter 46 The Arches 470-474
Chapter 47 The Centre Theatre 475-477
Chapter 48 The Ornamental Tree 478-482
Chapter 49 The Crowns 483-496
Chapter 50 The Personal Ornaments and House Furniture 197-515
Chapter 51 The Triad 516-522
Chapter 52 The Phalli 523-543
Chapter 53 The Alters 544-547
Chapter 54 The Female Deities 548-557
Chapter 55 The Jain Images 558-564
Chapter 56 The Buddhist Images 565-566
Chapter 57 The Images of the Sages 567-571
Chapter 58 The Images of the Mythical Beings 572-573
Chapter 59 The Images of the Devotees 574-580
Chapter 60 The Goose 581-583
Chapter 61 The Garuda Image 584-592
Chapter 62 The Bull 593-596
Chapter 63 The Lion 597-599
Chapter 64 The Comparative Measures of Images 600-605
Chapter 65 The Largest Ten tala Measures 606-617
Chapter 66 The Intermediate Ten tala Measures 618-623
Chapter 67 The Measures along the Plumb Lines 624-632
Chapter 68 The Casting of Idols in Wax 633-636
Chapter 69 The Penalties for Defective Construction 637-640
Chapter 70 The Chiselling of the Eye 641-647
Index 649-793
Opinions and Reviews 1a-11a

Architecture of Manasara: (Manasara Series: Vol. IV ) Series: Vol. IV)

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Architecture of Manasara is the fourth volume in the Manasara series. Here the Sanskrit text collated from eleven manuscripts is rendered in English with as much conformity to the original as possible. All aspects of architecture as taught and practiced by the ancient builders whose epics on stone in various parts of India can be seen even today are described in this book. The remarkable attention to detail, which was the outstanding trait in the forgotten architects of the past emerges lucidly in this concise treatise, where every topic-be it the unit of measurement choice of site analysis of soil strength of building materials proportion among the various components, planning of villagers or town, design and construction of single -storeyed houses or multi-storeyed, furniture for use or sculpture for ornament though presented in an encapsulated form rivers the reader's attention by its dazzling illumination.

One of the basic needs of man is shelter. All those interested or engaged in the design of building for different purpose like housing the Gods, people, trade, transport, machines and weapons shall find this book a source of inspiration for their activities.

CONTENTS
History of Publication xii-xv
Preparation of the plates xv-xviii
Acknowledgement xix-xxi
Method of translation xxi-xxiv
General survey xxiv-xlvi
Relation with other works xlvi-lvi
Age of compilation lvi-lix
Chapter 1 The Contents 1-3
Chapter 2 The Qualification of Architects and the System of Measurement 5-9
Chapter 3 The Classification of Architecture 11-12
Chapter 4 The Selection of site 13-15
Chapter 5 The Examination of Soil 17-21
Chapter 6 Erection of Gnomons and Pegs 23-32
Chapter 7 The Site Plans 33-57
Chapter 8 The Sacrificial Offerings 59-62
Chapter 9 The Village 63-92
Chapter 10 The Towns and Forts 93-98
Chapter 11 The Dimensions of Buildings 99-107
Chapter 12 The Foundation 109-121
Chapter 13 The Pedestals of Columns 123-130
Chapter 14 The Bases of Columns 131-150
Chapter 15 The Columns 151-174
Chapter 16 The Entablatures and Roofs 175-185
Chapter 17 Joinery 187-198
Chapter 18 The general Features of Edifices 199-221
Chapter 19 The One storeyed Buildings 222-237
Chapter 20 The Two Storeyed Buildings 238-244
Chapter 21 The Three Storeyed Buildings 245-249
Chapter 22 The Four Storeyed Buildings 250-254
Chapter 23 The Five Storeyed Buildings 255-257
Chapter 24 The Six Storeyed Buildings 258-260
Chapter 25 The Seven Storeyed Buildings 261-263
Chapter 26 The Eight Storeyed Buildings 264-267
Chapter 27 The Nine Storeyed Buildings 268-270
Chapter 28 The Ten Storeyed Buildings 271-273
Chapter 29 The Eleven Storeyed Buildings 274-276
Chapter 30 The Twelve Storeyed Buildings 277-286
Chapter 31 The Courts 287-293
Chapter 32 The Temples of Attendant Deities 294-304
Chapter 33 The Gate houses and the Windows 305-337
Chapter 34 The Pavilions 338-372
Chapter 35 The Storeyed Mansions 373-397
Chapter 36 The Situation and Measurement of Dwelling ` 398-403
Chapter 37 The Opening of the Dwelling House 404-409
Chapter 38 The Doorways 410-413
Chapter 39 The Measurement of Doors 414-422
Chapter 40 The Royal Palaces 423-431
Chapter 41 The Royal Entourage 432-435
Chapter 42 The Royal Order and Ensignia 436-441
Chapter 43 The Cars and Chariots 442-450
Chapter 44 The Couches, Bedsteads and Swings 451-456
Chapter 45 The Thrones 457-469
Chapter 46 The Arches 470-474
Chapter 47 The Centre Theatre 475-477
Chapter 48 The Ornamental Tree 478-482
Chapter 49 The Crowns 483-496
Chapter 50 The Personal Ornaments and House Furniture 197-515
Chapter 51 The Triad 516-522
Chapter 52 The Phalli 523-543
Chapter 53 The Alters 544-547
Chapter 54 The Female Deities 548-557
Chapter 55 The Jain Images 558-564
Chapter 56 The Buddhist Images 565-566
Chapter 57 The Images of the Sages 567-571
Chapter 58 The Images of the Mythical Beings 572-573
Chapter 59 The Images of the Devotees 574-580
Chapter 60 The Goose 581-583
Chapter 61 The Garuda Image 584-592
Chapter 62 The Bull 593-596
Chapter 63 The Lion 597-599
Chapter 64 The Comparative Measures of Images 600-605
Chapter 65 The Largest Ten tala Measures 606-617
Chapter 66 The Intermediate Ten tala Measures 618-623
Chapter 67 The Measures along the Plumb Lines 624-632
Chapter 68 The Casting of Idols in Wax 633-636
Chapter 69 The Penalties for Defective Construction 637-640
Chapter 70 The Chiselling of the Eye 641-647
Index 649-793
Opinions and Reviews 1a-11a

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