Temple to Love
Architecture and Devotion in Seventeenth-century BengaleBook - 2005
In the flux created by the Mughal conquest, Hindu landholders of eastern India began to build a spectacularly beautiful new style of brick temple, known as Ratna. This "bejeweled" style combined features of Sultanate mosques and thatched houses, and included second-story rooms conceived as the pleasure grounds of the gods, where Krishna and his beloved Radha could rekindle their passion. Pika Ghosh uses art historical, archaeological, textual, and ethnographic approaches to explore this innovation in the context of its times. Includes 82 stunning black-and-white images of rarely photographed structures. Published in association with the American Institute of Indian Studies.
Publisher: [United States] : Indiana University Press : Made available through hoopla, 2005
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource