Temples of South India: A Study of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist Monuments of the Deccan

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Overview

  • Author :J. Ramanaiah
  • Year of Publication :2020
  • ISBN: :9788170222231
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXIV, 360
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: History, Philosophy


About the Book :

The present work entitled "Temples of South India (A Study of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist Monuments of the Deccan)" based on multiple original and secondary sources as well as vigorous field work incorporates a comprehensive study of the temples of Karimnager  district in Andhra Pradesh (India). It is the first of its kind in survey, subject- matter, treatment and interpretation. It covers all the dimensions of the temple sites and enlightens the readers on the architectural, sculptural, religious, social, cultural, economic and in stitutional aspects. It brings out not only the countrywide similarities in art forms and styles of architecture in great detail but also focusses our attention on the regional distinctiveness. It provides an encyclopaedic  information on the temples, which is of vital interest both to the scholars and general readers.


About Author :

J. Ramanaiah is a teacher of long standing and is connected with various educational and cultural organisations. He visited almost all the important temples in India from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. He got his M.A degree in History from the Osmania University, Hyderabad in 1963. In the midst of his teaching career, he joined as a research scholar in the Central University of Hyderabad under Faculty Improvement programme of the University Grants Commission, Government of India, New Delhi. He was awarded M. Phil. degree with distinction in 1983 and obtained his Ph.D. degree in History from the  University in 1988. At present he is working as a senior Lecturer in History at S.K.N.R. Government Degree College Jagtial, district Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh.