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Temple Architecture and Imagery of South and Southeast Asia : Prasadanidhi: Papers Presented to Professor M. A. Dhaky
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Edited by Parul Pandya Dhar and Gerd J. R. Mevissen.
Bibliographical Details lxxii, 453 p. ills. (partly col.). maps. 31 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Aryan Books International.
ISBN-10 8173055505
ISBN-13 9788173055508, 978-8173055508
Year of Publication 2016.
Further Details In cooperation with Indian Art History Congress and Devangana Sesai.
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Temple Architecture and Imagery of South and Southeast Asia : Prasadanidhi: Papers Presented to Professor M. A. Dhaky

This volume is a tribute to Professor M.A. Dhaky's profound and influential scholarship by an international community of well-known scholars in the field of South and Southeast Asian temple art and architecture. The thirty-two essays that make this book unfold many layers of the temples' imagery, taking a broad view and traversing religious, cultural, and temporal boundaries. While a majority of these are rooted in India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tibet, Nepal, Cambodia, and Vietnam also figure prominently.

Preceded by valuable insights into M.A. Dhaky's encyclopaedic writings, the volume is configured along six sub-themes inspired by his contributions to the discipline. These include the architectonics of temples, their varied materials and milieus, stylistics, patronage and transregional connections; studies of architectural elements in culture-specific contexts; inter-relationships between sculpture and architecture in the temple's larger narrative; the embodiment of cult icons; other non-cultic manifestations on the temple; ritual observances and performance traditions. Several of the essays move in and out of M.A. Dhaky's writings, building upon themes addressed by him, extending his methods to newer materials, regions, and time-frames, and charting fresh paths that extend the orbit of temple studies.

Scholars and interested readers will find in this volume a thoughtful and cohesive collection of the most recent and insightful research on art historical aspects of South and Southeast Asian temples by the finest minds engaged in the field.

Contents

Foreword / Kapila Vatsyayan

Acknowledgements

Message / Pradeep Mehendiratta

Dhaky Saheb: Reminiscences / Devangana Desai

The Indian Art History Congress / R. D. Choudhury

Colour Plates

Temple Architecture and Imagery : An Introduction / Parul Pandya Dhar and Gerd J. R. Mevissen

Pioneering Perspectives : The Temple in M.A. Dhaky's Writings / Parul Pandya Dhar

Writings in Regional Languages by M. A. Dhaky / Hemant Dave

Bibliography of M. A. Dhaky's Publications

1. Architectural Styles, Modes, Materials, and Milieus

2. Architectural Elements

3. Architecture and the Configuration of Imagery

4. Embodying the Deity

5. Inhabiting the Temple

6. Piety, Society, and Ritual Performance

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