Author:Devangana Desai

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The Religious Imagery of Khajuraho

By: Devangana Desai

Price: $57.95

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033144

ISBN: 8190018418

Condition: New


Printed pages: 300 alongwith 101 colour and 125 b/w ills. 18 figs. View more info

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Erotic Sculpture of India. A Socio-cultural Study

By: Devangana Desai

Price: $23.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1985

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 033767

ISBN: 8121500184

Condition: New


Erotic sculpture around places of worship of any society would require an explanation. Its unignorable presence outside Hindu temples when the religion itself has been known for its other-worldly ideals and spiritual aspirations has both astonished and puzzled visitors. The Brahmin panda (guide) accompanying the inquisitive tourist at sites like Bhubaneswar or Konarak as well as the scholarly Hindu steeped in a less free later day morality find the anomaly embarrassing and proffer idealistic explanations in which sexual expression is interpreted either as a symbolic representation of Eternal B... View more info

Art and Icon: Essays on Early Indian Art

By: Devangana Desai

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Aryan Books International: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100118

ISBN: 817305438X

Condition: New


The author's love for ancient Indian art and several years of intensive research are reflected in the essays included in this book. The essays cover a wide spectrum, from the sensuous to the sublime, from an analysis of narrative Ramayana sculptures, to a discussion of the relevance of Tantrism to erotic temple sculpture, to a study of ancient terracottas in a socio-cultural context. Art and Icon brings together for the first time 16 selected essays from the 90 that Dr. Devangana Desai has written over a period of 35 years, many of which are not easily accessible. These have been edited and up... View more info

Kaladarpana: The Mirror of Indian Art

By: Devangana Desai and Arundhati Banerji (eds)

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Aryan Books International: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031799

ISBN: 8173053707

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 412 with 62 colour illustrations, 213 b/w illustrations, and 27 figures and maps. View more info