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A Dictionary of Hindu Architecture
Manasara Series: Vol. 1
Prasanna Kumar Acharya
Bibliography : xxii, 862pp., Demy 8vo.
HB ISBN (10) : 8175364394
HB ISBN (13) : 9788175364394

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About the Book:

This volume is the first in the `Manasara` series - the treatise containing knowledge and experience in Town-planning, Architecture, Sculpture wtc. of ancient India. The book is the outcome of years of studious research carried out by the Author to bring this vast, but almost forgotton, treasure-house within easy reach of all.<-p>

The present volume is a dictionery which devotes itself exclusively to the terminology of Hindu Architecture. Here the word architecture encompasses all activities of man connected with the satisfaction of one of his basic needs, i.e., shelter. All architectural terms found in Sanskrit works, epigraphic records and vaastushastra are presented here. The entries are arranged according to the alphabetical order of Sanskrit. The derivative and original signification of every technical word is investigated and illustrated by quotations from original sources to bring out every shade of its meaning.<-p>

Everyone interested in the Architecture of ancient India shall find this book authoritative on the subject.<-p>

Dictionary of Hindu Architecture, by Prasanna Kumar Acharya


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