Haryana: Cultural Heritage Guide

By: Shikha Jain & Bhawna Dandona

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This Guide to the cultural heritage of Haryana is an important resource on the unprotected heritage of Haryana. The first section of the guide provides an overview of Haryana's natural, archaeological, architectural and cultural resources with articles that focus on the State's geographical transformations, political history, cultural changes and chronological evolution of architectural types. The main section of the guide presents details of each district, its history and indigenous characteristics along with major heritage landmarks. This section is heavily supported by maps and drawings and serves as a useful reference for each district. The heritage walks identified in the few select towns within each district showcase the major heritage precincts that are the only collective remains from the past besides the numerous isolated monuments listed in this book. The book is a first attempt at a chronological and geographical mapping of Haryana's rich cultural heritage. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Acknowledgements Message Foreword Preface How to Use the Book SECTION A: Haryana as a Region Archaeological Remains and Sites of Haryana by R S Fonia Geological Evidence of Water Channels in Haryana by A R Chaudhri Mapping Haryana?s Built Heritage: Historic Cities and Architectural Typologies by Shikha Jain Mythology, Rituals, Festivals and Crafts: The Intangible Heritage by Sudhir K. Sharma The Brick Shiva Temple at Kalayat: In the Context of Nagara Temple Architecture by Adam Hardy The Water Structure of Haryana: A Visual Documentation by Richard Cox Chandigarh: The Modern Capital by Kiran Joshi List of Drawings List of Maps List of Sketches SECTION B: The Districts and Cities Authors: The text for this section has been referenced from district gazetteers and various books on the history of Haryana along with primary surveys in the field. A complete bibliography is attached at the end of the book. In case of specific districts, large sections of the texts have been contributed by various authors. These include Prof. Kiran Joshi for Ambala, Mr. Ranbir Singh for Rohtak and Mr. R L Bawa and Late Mr. O P Bhargava for Mahendragarh District. Ambala Bhiwani Faridabad Fatehabad Gurgaon Hisar Jhajjar Jind Kaithal Karnal Kurukshetra Mahendragarh Mewat Palwal Panchkula Panipat Rewari Rohtak Sirsa Sonipat Yamunanagar Bibliography Glossary Index Credits and Abbrevations List of Photographs. PRINTED PAGES: 424.

Title: Haryana: Cultural Heritage Guide

Author Name: Shikha Jain & Bhawna Dandona

Categories: India, Art & Culture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, Aryan Books International: 2012

ISBN: 8173054398

ISBN 13: 9788173054396

Binding: Hardcover

Seller ID: 900784

Keywords: Haryana: Cultural Heritage Guide Shikha Jain & Bhawna Dandona