Hindu Art


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From the linga of Shiva to ritual lamps, from a Vishnu temple to a heap of stones streaked with sacred vermilion, from illustrations of the epic adventures of Rama to a terracotta goddess figurine, the art Hinduism has inspired over the centuries is as rich and various as the religion itself - and, for most Westerners, as unknown. Hindu Art offers a key to this mystery. A splendid, richly illustrated introduction, the book opens to readers the manifold glories of the religious art of the Indian subcontinent. The narratives that Hindu artists illustrate, the gods they depict, and the forms they observe are the products of thousands of years of tradition and development. In a survey that stretches back to prehistory, T. Richard Blurton discusses religious, cultural and historical influences that figure in Hindu art, as well as those that Hinduism shares with Buddhism and Jainism. Tracing the development of Hindu art, he shows how it has come to embrace the widely varying styles of regions from Nepal to Afghanistan, from Sri Lanka to Bangladesh. Against this historical background, Blurton considers the use of images from the three major cults of Hinduism - the worship of Shiva, Vishnu and the Great Goddess - in painting, sculpture and temple architecture. As fascinating as it is informative, Hindu Art offers invaluable insight into one of the world's great and ancient cultures. It will prove an indispensable resource for anyone with an interest in the art of India.

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Author by T. Richard Blurton
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number 0674391896

Hindu Art And Architecture


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The art of Hinduism constitutes one of the world's greatest traditions. This volume examines the entire period, covering shrines consecrated to Hindu cults and works of art portraying Hindu divinities and semi-divine personalities.

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Author by George Michell
Genre eBook Architecture
Read Book 224
ISBN Number 0500203377

The Hindu Art Of Love


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"There are three great fundamentals of Hindu civilization: the caste system, child marriage, and the Ars Amoris Indica. The first two have been dealt with again and again in exhaustive fashion. But a comprehensive work on the Hindu Art of Love which would include the doctrines of the most important eroticists, has never before been attempted in English. The Kama Sutra of Vatsya Yana and the Ananga Ranga of Kalyana Malla are the only erotics, out of the hundred odd treatises, which have appeared in English translations up to this time."The ambiguous attitude towards sex in English-speaking countries accounts for this strange omission. And when we consider the fact that in India sexual love has been sanctified to a greater degree than anywhere else in the world, the omission becomes even more deplorable. Nowhere else has the physiological sexual make-up of women been studied with such minute and adoring reverence as in these Hindu erotic treatises."Apart from its interrelation to the caste system and child marriage, the social and religious significance of Hindu love is such that no one can begin to understand India without some knowledge of it."Edward Windsor

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Author by Edward Windsor
Genre eBook Psychology
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ISBN Number 1410100006

Discovery Of Neglected Hindu Art Of Bengal


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Author by Mukul Chandra Dey
Genre eBook Hindu art
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ISBN Number OCLC:71236228

Ananga Ranga


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Author by Kalyāṇamalla
Genre eBook Love
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ISBN Number HARVARD:HN2M2Z

The Hindu Temple


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For more than 1500 years, from the Indian subcontinent to the islands of the Indonesian archipelago, the temple has embodied and symbolized the Hindu worldview at its deepest level and inspired the greatest architectural and artistic achievements in Hindu Asia. In The Hindu Temple, considered the standard introduction to the subject, George Michell explains the cultural, religious, and architectural significance of the temple. He illustrates his points with a profusion of photographs, building plans, and drawings of architectural details, making the book a useful guide for travelers to Asia as well as an illuminating text for students of architecture, religion, and Asian civilizations. Michell's discussion of the meaning and forms of the temple in Hindu society encompasses the awe-inspiring rock-cut temples at Ellora and Elephanta, the soaring superstructures and extraordinary sexual exhibitionism of the sculptures at Khajuraho, and the colossal mortuary temple of Angkor Vat, as well as the tiny iconic shrines that many Hindus wear around their necks and the simple shrines found under trees or near ponds.

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Author by George Michell
Genre eBook Architecture
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ISBN Number 0226532305

Cultural And Anthropological Studies In The Hindu Art Of Love


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Author by Edward Windsor
Genre eBook Hinduism
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ISBN Number UCLA:31158011767026

The Hindu Art Of Reckoning


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Author by Suzan Rose Benedict
Genre eBook Algorithms
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ISBN Number 8130712024

The Hindu Art Of Love


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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1922 Edition.

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Author by Richard F. Burton
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ISBN Number 1497955718

The Kama Sutra


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This is the only truly authentic translation of Vatsyayana's Kama Sutra from the ancient Sanskrit. This new edition is beautifully produced and illustrated with photos of the famous Indian sculptures from Sacred Temple at Khajuraho, as well as colorful paintings which depict the delightful aspects of courtship and love. Illustrations.

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Author by Vatsyayana
Genre eBook Family & Relationships
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ISBN Number 1842930656