The temple is the most significant and ypical monument of Indian architecture. It sums up and represents the suitable values of Indian Culture. The elaboration of the temple-structure followed the establishment of image-worship and the development of the rituals. It further developed into three distinct forms known as Nagara, Besara and Dravida which have their subtle variations in style and form. The Art and culture of Rajasthan has a long and glorious tradition. The art is unsurpassed in artistic excellence and superb workmanship. It has flourished through temples, sculptures and paintings etc. The book attempts to present a comprehensive picture of the chronologically uninterrupted chain of Rajasthan temples covering a vast period of time and wide area exhibiting regional idioms and variations and perceptible evolutionary trends. It explains the niceties of their architecture and many suitable variations in style and their evolution over the years. The book describes temples of the $tate dividing them on regional basis. The elaboration in design and ornamentation has been given exhaustive treatment in the description. It is hoped that the work may prove a useful contribution to an important and fascinating field of study.
Dr. Ratan Lal Mishra has served in Public Relations Department as Deputy Director. After his retirement he has devoted all his time to writing. as a result of which he has more than fifty books to his credit which deal with different subjects, such as art, history, archaeology, and literature. One of the field of his specialisation is temple architecture and sculpture. He has received several awards and prizes for his valuable service to the field of study and writing. At present he is engaged in preparing an exhaustive work on the epigraphical wealth of Rajasthan. He has edited the collection of four volumes containing more than one thousand inscriptions with their text and commentary which have been published recently.
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