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HISTORY OF INDIAN AND EASTERN ARCHITECTURE (2 Volumes)
HISTORY OF INDIAN AND EASTERN ARCHITECTURE (2 Volumes)
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About the Book:

The present reprint of Fergusson's History of Indian and Eastern Architecture is being brought out to meet the growing demand from scholars for whom this book is still the basic work of reference on Indian Architecture. In the preface to the second edition (1910) of this work James Burges wrote, "Though descriptions of Indian monuments may be written in various ways, on one could pretend to take up the systematic study of Indian Architecture without the aid of this work, and no history of Architecture can be scientifically written without appropriating the principles Mr. Fergusson showed how to apply."

This work, in a way, fulfils the desire of Fergusson. In the Preface to the first edition of the book (1876) the author expressed his desire to open an hitherto unknown field of Indian Architecture and to "give an impulse to its study, and assist in establishing Indian Architecture on a stable basis, so that it may take its true position among the other great styles which have ennobled the arts of mankind."

It is needless to go into the merits of the present work. Fergusson covered in his study of Indian Architecture the vast range of time and space. Tracing the Indian Architecture from its remote antiquity, Fergusson covered the entire panorama of India with its diverse monuments including even the contemporary modes. In order to provide the reader with at all-encompassing view, he included in the present work, the Architecture of the neighbouring countries which were vastly influenced by the parent-tradition of India. The book thus became, and still is, an authentic compendium on Architecture. The excellent woodcuts and photographs are still utilized for primary reference work.

About the Author:

James Fergusson (1808-1886) was born at Ayr in Scotland and started his career as an indigo planter. His contribution to Indian studies is equated to the pioneering work of his contemporary Alexander Cunningham. He introduced in the study of Indian architecture typological classification of structures and fixing up of their chronology on the bais of the dated examples. The following are some of his important works: Rockcut Temples of India (1845), The Palaces of Nineveh and Persepolis Restored-An Essay on Ancient Assyrian and Persian Architecture (1851), The Illustrated Handbook of Architecture, in two vols. (1855), Notes on the Site of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem (1861), Tree and Serpent Worship (1868), Rude Stone Monuments of Many Lands(1872), History of Indian and Eastern Architecture, in tow vols. (1876).

CONTENTS (VOLUME I)

INTRODUCTIONPage 3
BOOK I.
BUDDHIST ARCHITECTURE.
CHAPTERPAGE
I. INTRODUCTION AND CLASSIFICATION51
II. STAMBHAS OR LATS56
III. STUPAS-Relic Worship-
Bhilsa Topes-Topes at Sarnath
and in Bihar-Amaravati
Stupa-Gandhara Topes-a
Jalalabad Topes-Manikyala
Stupa
62
IV. RAILS-Rails at Bharaut, Mathura,
Sanchi, and Amaravati
102
V. CHAITYA HALLS-Structural
Chaityas-Bihar Caves-
Western Chaitya Halls, etc
125
VI. VIHARAS, OR MONASTERIES-
Structural Viharas-Bengal
Caves-Western Vihara Caves
-Nasik Ajanta, Bagh, Dhamnar
and Kholvi, Elura, Aurangabad
and Kuda Viharas
170
VII. GANDHARA MONASTERIES-
Monasteries at Jamalgarhi-
Takht-I-Bahai and Shah-Dheri
-Greek influence
209
VIII. CEYLON-Introductory-
Anuradhapura-Polonnaruwa
224
BOOK II.
ARCHITECTURE IN THE HIMALAYAS.
I. KASHMIR-Temples-Martan
-Avantipur-Buniar-Pandrethan--Malot
251
II. NEPAL AND TIBET-Stupas or
Chaityas-Wooden Temples
-Tibet-Temples in Kangra
273
BOOK III.
DRAVIDIAN STYELE.
I. INTRODUCTORY302
II. HINDU CONSTRUCTION-
Arches-Domes-Plans-a
Sikharas
310
III. DRAVIDIAN ROCK-CUT TEMPLES
-Mamallapuram-Kailas,
Elura
327
IV. DRAVIDIAN TEMPLES-Patta-
dakal and Dharwar Temples
-Conjivaram-Tanjor-Tiruvalur
-Srirangam-Chidambaram
-Ramesvaram-Madura-
Tinnevelly-Kumbakonam-
Vellor and Perur--Vijayanagar
350
V. CIVIL ARCHITECTURE-Palaces
at Madurai and Tanjor-
Garden Pavilion at Vijayanagar
-Palace at Chandragiri
411
BOOK IV.
CHALUKYAN STYLE.
I. INTRODUCTORY-Chalukyan
Architecture-Dharwar temples
-Ittagi-Gadag-Kuruvatti
-Dambal-Hanamkonda
-Kirtti-Stambhasat Worangal
-Mysore-Temples at Somnathpur and Belur-Temples
at Halebid
420
CONTENTS (VOLUME II)

Title: HISTORY OF INDIAN AND EASTERN ARCHITECTURE
BOOK V.
JAINA ARCHITECTURE
I. INTRODUCTORY3
II. JAINA CAVES-Orissa-Badami
and Aihole-Dharasinva
-Ankai--Elura
9
III. JAINA STRUCTURAL TEMPLES
Lakkundi-Palitana
-Girnar-Mount Abu-Parasnath
-Ranpur-Gwaliar-
Khajuraho--Chitor
23
IV. MODERN JAINA STYLE-Sonagarh
-Jaina Temples at
Ahmadabad-Delhi-converted Temples
62
V. JAINA STYLE IN SOUTHERN
INDIA-Bettas--Bastis
70
BOOK VI.
NORTHERN OR INDO-ARYAN STYLE.
I. INTRODUCTORY-Dravidian
and Indo-Aryan Temples at
Pattadakal-Modern Temple
at Benares
84
II. ORISSA-History-Temples at
Bhuvaneswar, Kanarak, Puri,
Jajpur and Katak
92
III. WESTERN INDIA-Dharwar-
Brahmanical Rock-cut
Temples at Elura, Badami,
Elephanta, Dhamnar, and Poona
117
IV. CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
INDIA-Chandravai and
Baroli-Kirtti-stambhas-
Temples at Gwaliar, Khajuraho,
Sinnar, Udayapur,
Benares, Brindaban, Kanta
nagar, S=Amritsar
132
V. CIVIL ARCHITECTURE-Cenotaphs-
Palaces at Gwaliar,
Chitor, Amberr, Dig-Ghats-
Reservoirs-Dams
164
BOOK VII.
INDIAN SARACENIC ARCHITECTURE .
I. INTRODUCTORY186
II. GHAZNI-Tomb of Mahmod
-Gates of Somnath-Minars
on the Plain
191
III. PATHAN STYLE-Mosque at
Old Delhi-Qutab Minar-
Tomb of Alau-d-Din-Pathan
Tombs-Ornamentation of
Pathan Tombs
196
IV. JAUNPUR-Jami Masjid and
Lal Darwaza
222
V. GUJARAT-Jami' Masjid and
other Mosques at Ahmadabad
-Tombs and Mosques at
Sarkhej and Batwa-Buildings
in the Provinces
229
VI. MALWA-Dhar-The Great
Mosque at Mandu-The
Palaces
246
VII. BENGAL-Bengali rooling-
Qadam-i-Rasul Mosque, Gaur
-Sona, Adinath and Eklakhi
Mosques, Maida-Minar--Gateways
253
VIII. KULBARGA-The Mosque at
Kulbarga-Madrasa at Bidar--Tombs
262
IX. BIJAPUR-The Jami' Masjid
-Tombs of Ibrahim and
Mahmud-The Audience Hall
Mihtari Mahall-Golkonda
Tombs-Tomb of Nawab
Amir Khan, near Tatta.
268
X. MUGHAL ARCHITECTURE-
Dynasties-Tomb of Muhammad
Ghaus, Gwaliar-Mosque
at Fathpur-Sikri-Akbar's
Tomb, Sikandara-Palace at
Delhi-The Taj Mahall-The Moti Masjid-Mosque at Delhi
The Martiniere, Begam
Kothi, and Imambara at Lucknow
-English Tombs at Surat,
Tomb at Junagadh
283
XI. WOODEN ARCHITECTURE-
Mosque of Shah Hamadhan,
Srinagar
333
HISTORY OF EASTERN ARCHITECTURE.
BOOK VIII.
FURTHER INDIA.
I. BURMA-Introductory-Types
of Religious Buildings-
Circular Pagodas-Square
Temples, etc.-Ruins of
Thaton, Prome, and Pagan-
Monasteries
339
II. CAMBODIA-Introductory-
The various classes of temple
and their disposition-Temples
of Angkor Vat, Angkor Thom,
Beng Mealea, Ta Prohm,
Banteai Kedai, Prah-khan,
etc.-Palaces and Civil Architecture
371
III. SIAM-Structures in the temple
enclosures-Temples at Sukhodaya,
Phra Pathom, Sajjanalaya,
Ayuthia, Lophaburi,
Sangkalok and Bangkok-
Hall of Audience at Bangkok
404
IV. JAVA-History-Boro-Budur-
Temples at Mendut-On the
Dieng Plateau-At Jabang-
Prambanam-Suku-Near
Melang, and at Panataran
414
BOOK IX.
CHINA AND JAPAN.
I. INTRODUCTORY446
II. CHINA-The origin and
development of the Chinese
temple and other structures-
Materials employed in their
buildings
451
III. Temple of the Great Dragon-
Buddhist Temples-Tombs-
Pagodas-P'ai-lus-Domestic
Architecture
459
IV. JAPAN-Chronology-Original
Sources, etc.
486
V. JAPANESE TEMPLES-At Horiuji,
Nara, and Nikku-
Pagods-Palaces-Domestic
Architecture
492
INDEX503

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The present reprint of Fergusson's History of Indian and Eastern Architecture is being brought out to meet the growing demand from scholars for whom this book is still the basic work of reference on Indian Architecture. In the preface to the second edition (1910) of this work James Burges wrote, "Though descriptions of Indian monuments may be written in various ways, on one could pretend to take up the systematic study of Indian Architecture without the aid of this work, and no history of Architecture can be scientifically written without appropriating the principles Mr. Fergusson showed how to apply."

This work, in a way, fulfils the desire of Fergusson. In the Preface to the first edition of the book (1876) the author expressed his desire to open an hitherto unknown field of Indian Architecture and to "give an impulse to its study, and assist in establishing Indian Architecture on a stable basis, so that it may take its true position among the other great styles which have ennobled the arts of mankind."

It is needless to go into the merits of the present work. Fergusson covered in his study of Indian Architecture the vast range of time and space. Tracing the Indian Architecture from its remote antiquity, Fergusson covered the entire panorama of India with its diverse monuments including even the contemporary modes. In order to provide the reader with at all-encompassing view, he included in the present work, the Architecture of the neighbouring countries which were vastly influenced by the parent-tradition of India. The book thus became, and still is, an authentic compendium on Architecture. The excellent woodcuts and photographs are still utilized for primary reference work.

About the Author:

James Fergusson (1808-1886) was born at Ayr in Scotland and started his career as an indigo planter. His contribution to Indian studies is equated to the pioneering work of his contemporary Alexander Cunningham. He introduced in the study of Indian architecture typological classification of structures and fixing up of their chronology on the bais of the dated examples. The following are some of his important works: Rockcut Temples of India (1845), The Palaces of Nineveh and Persepolis Restored-An Essay on Ancient Assyrian and Persian Architecture (1851), The Illustrated Handbook of Architecture, in two vols. (1855), Notes on the Site of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem (1861), Tree and Serpent Worship (1868), Rude Stone Monuments of Many Lands(1872), History of Indian and Eastern Architecture, in tow vols. (1876).

CONTENTS (VOLUME I)

INTRODUCTIONPage 3
BOOK I.
BUDDHIST ARCHITECTURE.
CHAPTERPAGE
I. INTRODUCTION AND CLASSIFICATION51
II. STAMBHAS OR LATS56
III. STUPAS-Relic Worship-
Bhilsa Topes-Topes at Sarnath
and in Bihar-Amaravati
Stupa-Gandhara Topes-a
Jalalabad Topes-Manikyala
Stupa
62
IV. RAILS-Rails at Bharaut, Mathura,
Sanchi, and Amaravati
102
V. CHAITYA HALLS-Structural
Chaityas-Bihar Caves-
Western Chaitya Halls, etc
125
VI. VIHARAS, OR MONASTERIES-
Structural Viharas-Bengal
Caves-Western Vihara Caves
-Nasik Ajanta, Bagh, Dhamnar
and Kholvi, Elura, Aurangabad
and Kuda Viharas
170
VII. GANDHARA MONASTERIES-
Monasteries at Jamalgarhi-
Takht-I-Bahai and Shah-Dheri
-Greek influence
209
VIII. CEYLON-Introductory-
Anuradhapura-Polonnaruwa
224
BOOK II.
ARCHITECTURE IN THE HIMALAYAS.
I. KASHMIR-Temples-Martan
-Avantipur-Buniar-Pandrethan--Malot
251
II. NEPAL AND TIBET-Stupas or
Chaityas-Wooden Temples
-Tibet-Temples in Kangra
273
BOOK III.
DRAVIDIAN STYELE.
I. INTRODUCTORY302
II. HINDU CONSTRUCTION-
Arches-Domes-Plans-a
Sikharas
310
III. DRAVIDIAN ROCK-CUT TEMPLES
-Mamallapuram-Kailas,
Elura
327
IV. DRAVIDIAN TEMPLES-Patta-
dakal and Dharwar Temples
-Conjivaram-Tanjor-Tiruvalur
-Srirangam-Chidambaram
-Ramesvaram-Madura-
Tinnevelly-Kumbakonam-
Vellor and Perur--Vijayanagar
350
V. CIVIL ARCHITECTURE-Palaces
at Madurai and Tanjor-
Garden Pavilion at Vijayanagar
-Palace at Chandragiri
411
BOOK IV.
CHALUKYAN STYLE.
I. INTRODUCTORY-Chalukyan
Architecture-Dharwar temples
-Ittagi-Gadag-Kuruvatti
-Dambal-Hanamkonda
-Kirtti-Stambhasat Worangal
-Mysore-Temples at Somnathpur and Belur-Temples
at Halebid
420
CONTENTS (VOLUME II)

Title: HISTORY OF INDIAN AND EASTERN ARCHITECTURE
BOOK V.
JAINA ARCHITECTURE
I. INTRODUCTORY3
II. JAINA CAVES-Orissa-Badami
and Aihole-Dharasinva
-Ankai--Elura
9
III. JAINA STRUCTURAL TEMPLES
Lakkundi-Palitana
-Girnar-Mount Abu-Parasnath
-Ranpur-Gwaliar-
Khajuraho--Chitor
23
IV. MODERN JAINA STYLE-Sonagarh
-Jaina Temples at
Ahmadabad-Delhi-converted Temples
62
V. JAINA STYLE IN SOUTHERN
INDIA-Bettas--Bastis
70
BOOK VI.
NORTHERN OR INDO-ARYAN STYLE.
I. INTRODUCTORY-Dravidian
and Indo-Aryan Temples at
Pattadakal-Modern Temple
at Benares
84
II. ORISSA-History-Temples at
Bhuvaneswar, Kanarak, Puri,
Jajpur and Katak
92
III. WESTERN INDIA-Dharwar-
Brahmanical Rock-cut
Temples at Elura, Badami,
Elephanta, Dhamnar, and Poona
117
IV. CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
INDIA-Chandravai and
Baroli-Kirtti-stambhas-
Temples at Gwaliar, Khajuraho,
Sinnar, Udayapur,
Benares, Brindaban, Kanta
nagar, S=Amritsar
132
V. CIVIL ARCHITECTURE-Cenotaphs-
Palaces at Gwaliar,
Chitor, Amberr, Dig-Ghats-
Reservoirs-Dams
164
BOOK VII.
INDIAN SARACENIC ARCHITECTURE .
I. INTRODUCTORY186
II. GHAZNI-Tomb of Mahmod
-Gates of Somnath-Minars
on the Plain
191
III. PATHAN STYLE-Mosque at
Old Delhi-Qutab Minar-
Tomb of Alau-d-Din-Pathan
Tombs-Ornamentation of
Pathan Tombs
196
IV. JAUNPUR-Jami Masjid and
Lal Darwaza
222
V. GUJARAT-Jami' Masjid and
other Mosques at Ahmadabad
-Tombs and Mosques at
Sarkhej and Batwa-Buildings
in the Provinces
229
VI. MALWA-Dhar-The Great
Mosque at Mandu-The
Palaces
246
VII. BENGAL-Bengali rooling-
Qadam-i-Rasul Mosque, Gaur
-Sona, Adinath and Eklakhi
Mosques, Maida-Minar--Gateways
253
VIII. KULBARGA-The Mosque at
Kulbarga-Madrasa at Bidar--Tombs
262
IX. BIJAPUR-The Jami' Masjid
-Tombs of Ibrahim and
Mahmud-The Audience Hall
Mihtari Mahall-Golkonda
Tombs-Tomb of Nawab
Amir Khan, near Tatta.
268
X. MUGHAL ARCHITECTURE-
Dynasties-Tomb of Muhammad
Ghaus, Gwaliar-Mosque
at Fathpur-Sikri-Akbar's
Tomb, Sikandara-Palace at
Delhi-The Taj Mahall-The Moti Masjid-Mosque at Delhi
The Martiniere, Begam
Kothi, and Imambara at Lucknow
-English Tombs at Surat,
Tomb at Junagadh
283
XI. WOODEN ARCHITECTURE-
Mosque of Shah Hamadhan,
Srinagar
333
HISTORY OF EASTERN ARCHITECTURE.
BOOK VIII.
FURTHER INDIA.
I. BURMA-Introductory-Types
of Religious Buildings-
Circular Pagodas-Square
Temples, etc.-Ruins of
Thaton, Prome, and Pagan-
Monasteries
339
II. CAMBODIA-Introductory-
The various classes of temple
and their disposition-Temples
of Angkor Vat, Angkor Thom,
Beng Mealea, Ta Prohm,
Banteai Kedai, Prah-khan,
etc.-Palaces and Civil Architecture
371
III. SIAM-Structures in the temple
enclosures-Temples at Sukhodaya,
Phra Pathom, Sajjanalaya,
Ayuthia, Lophaburi,
Sangkalok and Bangkok-
Hall of Audience at Bangkok
404
IV. JAVA-History-Boro-Budur-
Temples at Mendut-On the
Dieng Plateau-At Jabang-
Prambanam-Suku-Near
Melang, and at Panataran
414
BOOK IX.
CHINA AND JAPAN.
I. INTRODUCTORY446
II. CHINA-The origin and
development of the Chinese
temple and other structures-
Materials employed in their
buildings
451
III. Temple of the Great Dragon-
Buddhist Temples-Tombs-
Pagodas-P'ai-lus-Domestic
Architecture
459
IV. JAPAN-Chronology-Original
Sources, etc.
486
V. JAPANESE TEMPLES-At Horiuji,
Nara, and Nikku-
Pagods-Palaces-Domestic
Architecture
492
INDEX503
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