Quick Search

Seller Id
Advanced Search
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate

Laxman S. Thakur Listings

If you cannot find what you want on this page, then please use our search feature to search all our listings.

Click on Title to view full description

1 Laxman S. Thakur
The Architectural Heritage of Himachal Pradesh: Origin and Development of Temple Styles
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1996; 812150712X / 9788121507127; First Edition; Cloth; New; New; 
The book provides a comprehensive, chronological, scientific and comparative analysis of extant temple styles of Himachal Pradesh from the sixth to the fourteenth century AD. It is primarily based on enormous architectural data collected through field surveys of temple sites in loco. Each temple has been examined in its socio-economic and cultural contexts. The temple exercised considerable influence on the devout and the laity, and dominated various facets of western Himalayan society and economy through its complex cultural network, by bringing under its clasp both royalty and the common people. The names of several artists and craftsmen who embellished exquisite specimens of art, lie enmeshed in a corpus of obscure epigraphs. By collecting and piecing them together, the book refutes the generally held view that Indian art is anonymous. The author has also tested the validity of textual prescriptions given in the Indian vastusastras and actual construction methods practised by the sutradharas in Himachal for the nagara temples through accurate measurements taken to the extent of a millimetre. The study reveals that the architects achieved mathematical homogeneity and a sense of scale and symmetry in their elaborate plan and elevation proportions. At the same time the temple forms were largely determined by assorted geographic and climatic factors. The text is richly illustrated and should be of interest to both specialists and general readers. Printed Pages: 204 with 48 line drawings and 88 b/w illustrations. 001733

Price: 24.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
2 Laxman S. Thakur (ed.)
Where Mortals and Mountain Gods Meet: Society and Culture in Himachal Pradesh
Indian Institute of Advanced Study; Shimla, India; 2002; 8179860000 / 9788179860007; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 409. 002192

Price: 13.59 USD
Add to Shopping Cart


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2016. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com