Vastusastra: Ancient Indian Architecture and Civil Engineering. Retrospects and Prospects (Rediscovering Indian Literary Classics, no. 12)

By: Rahul Vishwas Altekar

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Though there has been considerable interest in vastushastra in recent times and the orientational aspects of vastushastra have been often discussed, little is known of the essential elements that constitute vastushastra and its scientific application in the present day. Based on extensive research, the work, vastushastra attempts to address this aspect. Examining comprehensively the subject of vastushastra: its conceptual roots in Shilpashastra and its later evolution as dealt with in the Vedas, the Epic literature, Arthashastra, literature on ayurveda and Kamasutra literature, the volume analyses technical aspects of vastushastra by concentrating on the essential elements [angas] of vastushastra which involve decision-making and actual construction methods, art of engineering and role and responsibilities of engineers, and aspects related to land materials and rituals associated with use of building after its construction. It discusses the eco-friendly life style of the ancient Indians based on vastushastra principles. Giving minute attention to details, it focuses on the application of vastushastra in the present-day society -- how the vastushastra principles can be scientifically applied and the potential of application of vastushastra keeping in view modern trends in architectural science and civil engineering. Printed Pages: 401 with 7 figures.

Title: Vastusastra: Ancient Indian Architecture and Civil Engineering. Retrospects and Prospects (Rediscovering Indian Literary Classics, no. 12)

Author Name: Rahul Vishwas Altekar

Categories: Architecture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.: 2004

ISBN: 8124602468

ISBN 13: 9788124602461

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 14 Cms x 23 Cms

Seller ID: 000832

Keywords: Indian Architecture Vastu Vaastu Shastra Sastra Feng Shui