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Author Meister, Michael W.

Title Temples of the Indus : studies in the Hindu architecture of ancient Pakistan / by Michael W. Meister
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 85 pages, 86 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Series Brill's Indological library ; v. 35
Brill's Indological library ; v. 35
Contents Salt range and Indus temples -- Sites, history, and comparative chronology -- Archaeology at Kāfirkoṭ and problems of platform extensions -- Original variations in tenth-century architecture -- Archaeology and ethnography
Summary In Pakistan's northwest, a sequence of temples built between the sixth and the tenth centuries provides a missing chapter in the evolution of the Hindu temple in South Asia. Combining some elements from Buddhist architecture in Gandhara with the symbolically powerful curvilinear Nagara tower formulated in the early post-Gupta period, this group stands as an independent school of that pan-Indic form, offering new evidence for its creation and original variations in the four centuries of its existence. Drawing on recent archaeology undertaken by the Pakistan Heritage Society as well as scholarship from the Encyclopaedia of Indian Temple Architecture project, this volume finally allows the Salt Range and Indus temples to be integrated with the greater South Asian tradition. --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-77) and index
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Subject Hindu architecture -- Indus River Valley.
Hindu architecture -- Pakistan -- Salt Range.
Hindu temples -- Indus River Valley.
Hindu temples -- Pakistan -- Salt Range.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010018109
ISBN 9004190112 (electronic bk.)
9789004190115 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Studies in the Hindu architecture of ancient Pakistan