The Iconography of the Brhadisvara Temple

By: Francoise L’Hernault & Lalit M. Gujral

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The programme Ksetra Sampada or regional heritage of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) envisages studies of specific cultural areas taking into account the process of interlocking devotional, artistic, geographical and social aspects. One area identified for such an integrated study was Tanjavur in South India. In collaboration with Ecole Francaise D'Extreme - Orient (EFEO), Pondicherry, IGNCA launched a comprehensive project to investigate the multi-layered and multi-dimensional personality of the Brhadisvara temple at Tanjavur. This in-depth study of the identified area and monument resulted in the publication of Tanjavur Brhadisvara: An Architectural Study, by Pierre Pichard, in 1995. One of the inter-related modules of the project coordinated by Dr. R. Nagaswamy, includes iconographical study of sculptures, stone reliefs, bronze images amd mural paintings. Accordingly, Dr. Francoise L'Hemault of EFEO undertook the task of photo documentation of the icons of the Brhadisvara temple. She completed the assignment in 1994, and based on nearly 600 photographs of the icons, she prepared this monograph as a catalogue for the identification of the iconographical forms on the Brhadisvara temple. This monograph is the second in the series of studies of Brhadisvara undertaken by the IGNCA. It sheds illuminating light on the iconographical forms of the two capital sites of the Cholas, viz., Tanjavur and Gangaikondacholapuram. Printed Pages: 80 with 12 figures & 167 halftone illustrations.

Title: The Iconography of the Brhadisvara Temple

Author Name: Francoise L’Hernault & Lalit M. Gujral

Categories: India, Iconography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Aryan Books International: 2002

ISBN: 8173052204

ISBN 13: 9788173052200

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 23 x 31 Cm

Seller ID: 100177

Keywords: The Iconography of the Brhadisvara Temple Francoise L’Hernault & Lalit M. Gujral