ISBN: 8187661372 Publisher:R.N. Bhattacharya Book Format: Hard Bound No. of Volumes: 1 Language: English Physical Description: 134 Year of Publication: 2004
The present work is not just a study of Jain art and iconography. It proposes to find out the infrastructure of Jain history in Eastern India, especially in Bengal, from the earliest period to about the fourteenth century A.D. My endeavour is also to make a thorough study of the available sculptural materials from the socio-anthropological view point. It attempts to describe the iconographic features of the images with a view to emphasising the logic underlying the development of icons which appears to have greater historical significance when studies in the light of the great metamorphosis in the religious life in Eastern India, especially after the downfall of the Pala rule.