Online Course on Sculpture and Temple Architecture of India

Duration: 2 hours

Every Saturday and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom

Total no. of lectures: 16

Starting on Saturday, December 24, 2022 (tentative)

Resource Person: Dr. PAWAN JAIN

Course Structure: This is an in-depth study of sculpture and architecture of India from the Gupta period, the earliest structural temples present in situ. The case studies of five representative regional styles of north Indian temples such as the temples of Kashmir (Martand, Avantisvami and Pandrethan), Kalinga style as seen in the temples of Orissa (Parasuramesvara and Muktesvara, Lingaraj and Konarak, Jagannatha), the styles and sub-styles prevalent in central India (Pratihara, Chandela, Kalachuri and Paramara) and Jain and Brahmanical temples of Gujarat and Rajasthan (Osian and Dilwara), temples of Bengal and Assam will be taken. The ritual aspects such as vastupurusha mandala, grid consecration and placements will be studied. From south India, the case studies of rock-cut and structural temples created during the reigns of Western Chalukyas, Pallavas, Rashtrakutas, Cholas and Hoysalas, Vijayanagara will be taken into account. An in-depth study will be made into iconography and iconology of stone and bronze sculptures.