Thursday, April 9, 2009

course content

1. Ashoka and Buddhist Architecture. Stupas, Chaitya halls, Viharas, (examples from each geographical context, form, construction methods and ornmentation).

2. Hindu Temple Architecture. Role of Hinduism and decline of Buddhism-Geographical/political states and kind of movements.Evolution of temple form: rock-cut and structive. Comparison of temple forms in various regions of India.

3. Various styles of temples: Dravidian, Indo-Aryan( Orissa, Khajuraho, Gujrat, Western India). Jain Temples in Gujrat and Rajasthan. Osian, Mt.Abu . Temple towns of South India (Madurai, Srirangam).

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