Minaksi-Sundaresvara: ‘Tiruvilaiyatar Puranam’ in Letters, Design and Art

By: R.K.K. Rajarajan & Jeyapriya Rajarajan

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The present book deals with the tiruvilaiyatal (Sanskrit lila) myths from the most ancient to the 18th century AD. It is the self-financed report of Dr R.K.K. Rajarajan and Dr Jeyapriya. The reflections of the theme in the art of the Pandya country is cogently traced and illustrated with 140 photographic illustrations. Two chapters deal with the artistic potentiality of theme in Maturai and Greater Maturai. The literary sources are summarized in two chapters. Few western scholars have written on Minaksi, “marriage” and Alakar heading to Vaikai from the literary point of view. The present works brings out the artistic dimension of theme. A chapter on Pandyas deals with their history purely from a literary point of view cursorily reflecting on epigraphical sources. An annexure deals with the Sanskritic sources. Another annexure examines the sculptures in the “New Pavilion” with due reference to the myths that support such illustrations. The work represents a new trekking in art historical scholar-ship, based on Tamil sources. The tiruvilaiyatals as literary motifs have been traced from the ancient (Cilappatikaram 5th century) to the Nayaka period. The photographic illustrations in colour are unpublished and add immensely to visually enjoy the theme. The study shows how a regional theme has acquired national and international recognition by virtue of its many-fold expression in art, thought and literature.Printed Pages: 220 with 7 Plans, 50 Colour & 90 b/w illustrations.

Title: Minaksi-Sundaresvara: ‘Tiruvilaiyatar Puranam’ in Letters, Design and Art

Author Name: R.K.K. Rajarajan & Jeyapriya Rajarajan

Categories: India, Art, Art History and Architecture,

Publisher: Delhi, India, Sharada Publishing House: 2014

ISBN: 8192698327

ISBN 13: 9788192698328

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 23 x 29 Cm

Seller ID: 102724

Keywords: Minaksi-Sundaresvara: ‘Tiruvilaiyatar Puranam’ in Letters, Design and Art R.K.K. Rajarajan & Jeyapriya Rajarajan