Lalit Chugh

Lalit Chugh did his post-graduation in Physics from the University of Delhi. He joined State Bank of India as an officer in 1975. After sixteen years with the bank, he went into the corporate sector in top management positions. When India started looking at augmenting the infrastructural facilities, he ventured into infrastructure project development and implementation consulting. During his consulting career that spanned over fifteen years, he was on consulting assignments from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other multilateral agencies. He has advised several State governments in India besides numerous central government agencies. He has advised governments abroad as well in the fields of governance and institutional strengthening. Since the beginning of 2012, he has been working on heritage preservation issues and this book is the second one in a series of books he intends to write. His first book largely covered temple architecture while the focus of this book is to establish a convergence between the Hindu mythology, Natyasastra and Silpasastra.


Nataraja, the dancing Siva sculpture, is perhaps the most well-known among all Hindu sculptures, and rightly so. It has evoked highly advanced discussions among scientists, philosophers, performing artists, art critics, art collectors, historians, archaeologists and mythologists. The Nataraja sculpture also occupies a pride of a place at CERN, the European Centre for Research in Particle Physics in Geneva.

Siva, according to Hindu Mythology, was the very first dancer in the world. All dramaturgy and dance traditions emerge from Siva’s cosmic dance. Tandu, Siva’s disciple narrated the description of Siva’s dance t...

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You may have a lot of questions about the art and architecture of Karnataka. There may be queries about the various heritage touring circuits. You might like to understand what went into designing, planning and constructing monuments over a thousand year ago. You may still wish to know how art and architecture progressed during the ancient and medieval times in Karnataka. This book attempts to answer a lot of these questions, for example: 1.What is the name of the first established Village in South India and where is it located? 2.Where did the earliest gold miners live in Karnataka? 3.Which was the first Agrahara established in Karnataka? 4.Which is the first existing temple dedicated ...

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