Indian Symbolism: Symbols as source of our customers and beliefs with a foreword by R.P. Tripathi

By: Rai Govind Chandra

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Symbols have great significance for understanding early Indian religion, beliefs, art and culture. Of these symbols, some were widely current, and continued to be in use for several centuries and are found delineated in sculpture, architecture, pottery, coins, paintings, etc. Rai Govind Chandra in his Indian Symbolism: Symbols as Sources of Our Customs and Beliefs has taken up for study twelve symbols, the Purna Kumbha or Purna Ghata, Svastika, Srivatsa, Nandipada, Cakra, Vardhamanaka, Matsya or Matsyayugma, Bhadrasana, Caturbhuja Cinha, Triratna, Vaijayanti, and the Kalapataru and the Kalpalata. Each of these symbols is important particularly from the point of view of art and iconography. Rai Govind Chandra has discussed in great detail about the origin, meaning and diffusion of all these symbols. Having traced their occurrence in different periods and cultures as well as in different mediums, both in India and outside, the author has been able to demonstrate their primitive and naturalistic beginnings. Rai Govind Chandra's Indian Symbolism is an extremely important contribution and is an indispensable work for scholars and researchers of Indian art, culture and religion. Printed Pages: 144 with 382 line drawings.

Title: Indian Symbolism: Symbols as source of our customers and beliefs with a foreword by R.P. Tripathi

Author Name: Rai Govind Chandra

Categories: Semiotics, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1996

ISBN: 8121500818

ISBN 13: 9788121500814

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 23 Cms x 29 Cms

Seller ID: 014494

Keywords: Art