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Jaina Art
Jaina Art
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About the Book

The present text contributes to our knowledge and understanding of the Jaina painting and minor art which are of great interest as being the oldest known Indian paintings n paper. In order to make them fully comprehensible the author first describes and illustrates the actual paintings by a short account to Jainism and of the legends of Mahavira and Kalakacarya, which are main subject of the pictures.

Beginning with a short account of Jainism, the author depicts the life of Mahavira and other Tirthankaras based on Kalpa Sutra in the first three chapters.
Chapter four describes the faithful dealings of the holy monk Kallika with the wicked king Gardabhilla. Chapter five gives in detail the explanation of various terms used in the painting. Chapter six studies the whole cosmos according to the Jainas. The author is very clear in his mind about the artist's creation of aesthetic excellence, described in chapter seven. Chapter eight and nine account for the reproduction given in figures which have been taken from the pages of the Jaina MSS. Abbreviated reference is made in the descriptions facing the plates.

Author's cogent and remarkably well documented writings reveal the masterly pen recording the thought of a great master born to interpret Indian art for all time.

About the Author

Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, the greatest among the Indian Art-historians, was born in Colombo on August 22, 1877. After graduating from the University of London, he became the Director of the Mineralogical Survey of Ceylon. Between 1906, and 1917, when he joined as the curator of Indian art in the Boston Museum he was busy lecturing on Indian art and formed societies for the study of Indian art. In 1938, he became the Chairman of National Committee for India's Freedom. His contributions on Indian philosophy, religion, art and iconography, painting and literature are of the greatest importance as were his contributions on music, science and Islamic art. He died on September 9, 1947.

Contents

1
INTRODUCTION

2
JAINISM

3
LIFE OF MAHAVIRA AND OTHER JINAS

4
SUMMARY OF THE STORY OF KALAKACARYA

5
EXPLANATION OF VARIOUS TERMS

6
COSMOLOGY

7
AESTHETICS AND RELATIONSHIPS OF JAINA PAINTING

8
THE ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPTS

9
DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES

Index

Illustrations At the end


Jaina Art

Item Code:
IAC17
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1994
ISBN:
8121505399
Language:
English
Size:
10.0" X 7.3"
Pages:
57 (Color Illus: 5, B & W Illus: 61)
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About the Book

The present text contributes to our knowledge and understanding of the Jaina painting and minor art which are of great interest as being the oldest known Indian paintings n paper. In order to make them fully comprehensible the author first describes and illustrates the actual paintings by a short account to Jainism and of the legends of Mahavira and Kalakacarya, which are main subject of the pictures.

Beginning with a short account of Jainism, the author depicts the life of Mahavira and other Tirthankaras based on Kalpa Sutra in the first three chapters.
Chapter four describes the faithful dealings of the holy monk Kallika with the wicked king Gardabhilla. Chapter five gives in detail the explanation of various terms used in the painting. Chapter six studies the whole cosmos according to the Jainas. The author is very clear in his mind about the artist's creation of aesthetic excellence, described in chapter seven. Chapter eight and nine account for the reproduction given in figures which have been taken from the pages of the Jaina MSS. Abbreviated reference is made in the descriptions facing the plates.

Author's cogent and remarkably well documented writings reveal the masterly pen recording the thought of a great master born to interpret Indian art for all time.

About the Author

Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, the greatest among the Indian Art-historians, was born in Colombo on August 22, 1877. After graduating from the University of London, he became the Director of the Mineralogical Survey of Ceylon. Between 1906, and 1917, when he joined as the curator of Indian art in the Boston Museum he was busy lecturing on Indian art and formed societies for the study of Indian art. In 1938, he became the Chairman of National Committee for India's Freedom. His contributions on Indian philosophy, religion, art and iconography, painting and literature are of the greatest importance as were his contributions on music, science and Islamic art. He died on September 9, 1947.

Contents

1
INTRODUCTION

2
JAINISM

3
LIFE OF MAHAVIRA AND OTHER JINAS

4
SUMMARY OF THE STORY OF KALAKACARYA

5
EXPLANATION OF VARIOUS TERMS

6
COSMOLOGY

7
AESTHETICS AND RELATIONSHIPS OF JAINA PAINTING

8
THE ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPTS

9
DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES

Index

Illustrations At the end


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