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Late temple architecture of India, 15th to 19th centuries : continuities, revivals, appropriations, and innovations

Author: George Michell
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Surveys over 300 temples from the time of the sultanates, the Mughals, and the British and seeks to understand "borrowings" like domes, vaults, and pointed arches in the Hindu and Jain religious contexts.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Michell
ISBN: 9780199454679 0199454671
OCLC Number: 908250258
Description: 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Historical and religious background. Patterns of building activity ; Devotional cults and temple patrons --
Stylistic trends. Continuities and revivals ; Appropriations ; Innovations ; Overview --
Key monuments. The extreme north: Himachal Pradesh and Jammu ; Central India: Braj, Bundelkhand, Avadh ; Eastern India: Bihar and Jharkhand, Orissa, Bengal, Assam and Tripura ; Western India: Rajasthan, Gujarat ; Malwa and the Deccan: Malwa, Maharashtra ; The western coast: Goa, Kanara and Malnad, Kerala ; Southern India: Karnataka and Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu.
Responsibility: George Michell.
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