Sculptural Traditions of Rajasthan 800-1000 A.D. : The present work is an exhaustive study of the iconographical development in the sculptures of the temples of Rajasthan built during the 9th and 10th centuries A.D. It will be of interest to art historians, critics and anyone concerned with Indian art and sculpture.
This work deals with the sculptural traditions of the Brahmanic sculptures and relates them to its historical and religious back- ground. A detailed analysis of the iconography has been made keeping in mind the textual canons of iconography, the artistic characteristics and sculptural traditions of the period of study. The images of deities are also correlated with the contemporary literature and epigraphy.
The study reveals that the sculptural traditions of style of the Art of Rajasthan were inspired and influenced by the later Gupta traditions and though a synthesis of Gupta art is evident, an under- lying indigenous strain is also visible. The book shows that the sculptural art of Rajasthan is replete with rhythm, symmetry, decorative beauty and perfect handling of figurative, decorative and animal motifs.