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Temples of South India

Temples of South India
Item Code: IDD299
Author: K.R. Srinivasan
Publisher: National Book Trust
Edition: 2001
ISBN: 8123722516
Pages: 227
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" x 5.5"

About the Book

The temple is the most significant monument of Indian architecture as it sums up and represents the subtle values of Indian culture. Elaborations of the temple structure followed the firm establishment of image worship and the accompanying development of the ritual, which took time to crystallise. The evolution of different architectural forms in north, south and other parts of India was a later development. This book presents a comprehensive picture of the chronologically uninterrupted chain of extant south Indian temples, explaining the niceties of their architecture, the many subtle variations in style and their evolution over the years. 

About the Author

K.R. Srinivasan (late) worked with the Archaeological Survey of India for over two decades as its Deputy Director-General and as Director of school of archaeology, and Director of monuments. His fields of specialization were temple architecture, sculpture and iconography. Apart from organizing the temple survey of India, he conducted systematic surveys of temples in south India and the Deccan. He was for many years Chairman, Archaeological Society of south India, Madras. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991 for his contribution to the field of archaeology, temple art and epigraphy.



1. Introduction

2. The Beginnings-Early Temples

3. Early Rock Architecture

4. Later Rock Architecture

5. Architectural Sculpture

6. Structural Stone Temples: The Early Phase

7. Structural Stone Temples: The Middle Phase

8. Structural Stone Temples: The Last Phase

9. Other Temple Types

    Glossary of Indian Architectural Terms


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