Rao elements of hindu iconography, vols i and ii and j. The development of hindu iconography by banerjea, jittendra nath. Banerjea, the development of hindu iconography, offers only this observation p. Hinduism came to india with the aryan invaders who brought their vedic gods. Elephanta the playground of shiva indian history and. Hindu iconography reflects fully the hindu mind is its religious and social aspects.
Iconography means not merely the mechanical description and identification of an image, but also a study of the various processes, mental and social, which lead to the growth of a cult or of a particular. The development of hindu iconography by jitendra nath banerjea and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now. Certain symbols like conch, shiva lingam, veena, lotus and chakra are associated with particular gods. Interpretation of an iconographic theme based on original sources. The development of hindu iconography by jitendra nath. Religion played an important role in the development of the cultural art of any country and so also religious origin of indian iconography is well established. Full text of the development of hindu iconography internet archive. The development of hindu iconography jitendra nath banerjea. Our publications provide outstanding and highly regarded sourcematerial, indispensable for indological students and scholars. Its study enables one to understand the mysterious india in the varied facets of her life and culture. Pdf figurine of goddess vishnu is an archaeological remain of hindubuddhist period that rarely found in bali. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. The inhouse pdf rendering service has been withdrawn. This is a wikipedia book, a collection of wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book.
Harle j c art and architecture of the indian subcontinent. Development of varna hierarchy as reflected in early and later vedic texts. Whether tumultuous or harmonious, the relationship between hindus and muslims has. Publication date 1914 topics art, hindu, mythology, hindu, hinduism publisher. In the suta samhita of the skanda purana, sarasvati is associated. Government of india, central publication branch, 1928. Sculpture and architectureo jaffe 201 professor michael w. Mar 14, 2014 although the questions tone is comical, id still call it a good question. See also the what is the directory structure for the texts. The vahanas as a matter of fact have deep philosophical conne. The development of hindu iconography 9788121500692. The development of hindu iconography vandana tomar research scholar, history of art department, banaras hindu university varanasi 221005, uttar pradesh, india abstract. Established in 1952, we are leading publishers of books, specializing in indology, social sciences, and humanities. The regular serial publication of the society, issued quarterly, is the journal of the american oriental society.
The development of hindu iconography jitendra nath banerjea snippet view 1941. Aug 23, 20 j n banerjea 1956, the development of hindu iconography banerjea, in contrast to kramrisch, matches the double sets of names of the five faces of shiva, as found in vishnudharmottara, as sadyojatamahadeva, tatpurushanandi, aghorabhairava, vamadevauma and ishanasadashiva. Religious beliefs and practices as reflected in early vedic texts 12. Amongst the dravidian religions, the sixfold religion, which is hidden under the name hindu religion is briefly analyzed here. The hindu religion could appear to be antithetical to the judeochristian tradition, with its defining characteristic being that it is polytheistic. The inscription of a steatite reliquary found inside an old stupa 2nd century b. Submitted for the degree of doctor of philosophy oriental. The development of hindu iconography by jitendra nath banerjea. Banerjea the development of hindu iconography who in turn relied on the classifications and iconographical rules devised by the vaisnava schools of the vaikhanasas and the pancaratras of south india. Icons are product of human creation and are indicators of. Wheter it is the fear of the unknown, or the mystery of death, especially of ones parents and ancestors. His magnum opus in his thesis the development of hindu iconography. The contents of the indian iconography page were merged into hindu iconography on 7 july 2016.
Many such sculptures beautifully carved in soapstone or basalt and found scattered in almost all the villages in goa. Pdf download the development of hindu iconography pdf ebook. Banerjea to make an iconographical study in chronological sequence. For the contribution history and old versions of the redirected page, please see. The origin and development of indian iconography, calcutta 1956 and reprinted several times since bhattacharya, b. For some of my post a little background on the hindu pantheon would be helpful. All hindu icons are visual representatives of the transcendent divine and the spiritual forces which support, sustain and direct the cosmos. Most of the sculptures are found without any shelter. Have not added any pdf format description on the development of hindu iconography. Studies in indian iconography, paintings and temple architecture 60 lectures learning objectives the main aim of this course is to make students acquainted with the major forms of art and architectural heritage of ancient india and iconography. The descriptions below are oversimplified, buti hope folks would enjoy the iconography.
How to justify the spelling of the buddhist hybrid sanskrit term bodhisatva. Iconography means not merely the mechanical description and identification of an image, but also a study of the various processes, mental and social, which lead to the growth of a cult or of a. From the jacket hindu iconography reflects fully the hindu mind in its religious and social aspects. The development of hindu iconography by banerjea jitendra nath. In 1952, he was promoted to the chair of the carmichael professor and head of the department of ancient indian history, calcutta university and continued on this post till his retirement in 1959. Our publications form an important part of bookcollections and libraries throughout the world and are available through our distributors or directly from us we are also leading booksellers, distributors, librarysuppliers and exporters of academic books published all over the world we stock books published by other indian and international publishers and can serve all your book. The origin and development of indian iconography welcome.
The various mudras in hindu iconography include abhaya, jnana, tarjani, varada, vismaya, vitarka, anjali and dhyana. Hindu iconography reflects fully the hindu mind in its religious and social aspects. Very light rubbing and bumping to spine ends, edges, and corners. Publication date 1941 topics cdak collection digitallibraryindia. The jaina iconography, delhivaranasi, 1974 chandra, pramod, on the study of indian art chapter 2. Page 4 of m a part ii syllabus under autonomy ancient indian culture and archaeology semester iii course. J n banerjea 1956, the development of hindu iconography banerjea, in contrast to kramrisch, matches the double sets of names of the five faces of shiva, as found in vishnudharmottara, as sadyojatamahadeva, tatpurushanandi, aghorabhairava, vamadevauma and ishanasadashiva. It traces the origin and development of early temples and evolution of temple. I believe this is a question asking people about significance of different vahanas of different hindu gods.
West bengal history textbooks and the indian textbook controversy, internationale schulbuchforschung 29 2007 355374 baram, a. Whoever does not do it was cursed with poverty see j. Jitendranath banerjea, the development of hindu iconography, 1956, new delhi, page 1. Banaras hindu university, 1933 basreliefs of badami. The significance of the iconography differs according to the regions. The elements of hindu iconography are based on cultural traditions and scriptures. Each and every feature of an icon has a profound truth.
The catalogue is largely comprised of solid twentieth century works, and some historical reprints, but there are a few rare and unusual items scattered throughout. Some mudras involve the whole body while mainly fingers and hands are. Publication date 1941 topics iiit collection digitallibraryindia. The art and symbology of icons has been developed to an extremely sophisticated degree by the hindu mind.
The development of hindu iconography calcutta 1956 banerjee, b. The religious sects that are in the sixfold religion are saivism, vaishnavaism, saktham, gowmaram, kanapathyam and sowram. Centre for historical studies aspects of indian art and architecture m21409 optional lecture course 4 credits this coursetheis meant as a general survey course for. Pdf download the development of hindu iconography pdf. The branch of knowledge that deals with the representative art in the form of pictures, drawings, figures or images or icons is called iconography. Culture, history and ideology in the formation of baathist iraq new york 1991. An independent open source renderer mediawiki2latex is available. Read hindu iconography books like brahma vaivart purana and shree lalitha sahasranama stotram for free with a free 30day trial. Development of varna hierarchy as reflected in early and later vedic texts 8. Although the questions tone is comical, id still call it a good question. Images in hindu iconography the features of an image in hindu iconography have a different meaning. Discover the best hindu iconography books and audiobooks. The development of hindu iconography jitendra nath banerjee on. Harle j c art and architecture of the indian subcontinent pelican art history from anthropolo 223 at mesa community college.
At that time the indigenous people of india had many. Seminar in indian art fall 2007 omethods of meaning. Banerjea s book is still the best for the study of hindu iconography and the origin of the earliest artistic forms of divinity in india. Introduction at various stages in its development buddhism incorporated brahmanical and hindu deities, but in its tantric form buddhism has also in. In hindu iconography, gods image is a direct symbol of the god himself. The first volume, published in 184349, set the tone for all time in the broad scope of subject matter and the solidity of its scholarship. The terms iconology and iconography are derived from the greek word for image. The development of hindu iconography, calcutta2 1956.
Tilak, rudraksha, om, swastika, vibhuti are some of the symbols. Iconography means not merely the mechanical description and identification of an image but also a study of the various processes mental and social which lead. Iconography of local gods and goddesses evidence of sculptural treasure bears witness for strong veneration of hindu worship of local gods and goddesses in goa. A handbook particularly dealing with the beginnings and historical typology of hindu images. The figures of the two lower reliefs on the parsvanatha temple. In the suta samhita of the skanda purana, sarasvati is associated with siva and is described as having a blue.
His development of hindu iconography was first published in 1941 and. Publication date 1941 topics cdac collection digitallibraryindia. Piety, puja, and visual images part two by pratapaditya pal. The development of hindu iconography jitendra nath. For help with downloading a wikipedia page as a pdf, see help. Faq for information about file content and naming conventions. Hence he identifies the central face with mahadeva, proper. The development of hindu iconography jitendra nath banerjea snippet view 1956. Where possible, i have used vaikhanasa and pancaratra texts, although i also.672 56 855 841 626 237 1486 817 1248 1289 1188 1214 151 1111 137 896 931 1067 134 1427 500 877 961 688 1477 686 397 665 474 185 1464