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Satyam Shivam Sundaram Female Figurine in Temple Art

Author Name: Dr. Sushma Ahuja | Format: Hardcover | Genre : Arts, Photography & Design | Other Details

This is a comprehensive, iconographic, aesthetic and artistic study of the female figurine at the temples of Hadoti, Ellora and Khajuraho. It describes in detail the temple sculptures through a comparative analysis of their contents and techniques. It traces the development of symbolic imagery and the artistic tradition of that site, while at the same time highlighting those statues or panels which are the most authentic artworks of their style and the symbol of Shakti or female power. This book brings forward glimpses of India's rich cultural heritage and the manifestation of Shakti, the powerful Goddess.

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Dr. Sushma Ahuja

Dr. Sushma Ahuja is an M.A. in History and Ph.D. in Temple Architecture of Hadoti. She has more than 38 years of teaching experience and many years of research experience in the field of Temple Architecture. She is a life member of the Indian History and Culture Society and has presented many papers at national and international seminars, conferences and workshops on our rich heritage, its protection and conservation. She has been the principal of J.D.B. Govt. Girls Commerce College, Kota. She has also been the course coordinator for many years for the School of Heritage, Tourism, Museology and Archaeology (H.T.M.A.) at the University of Kota, Kota. She has been interviewed and quoted several times in print as well as electronic media. 

On 26 Jan 2009, Republic Day, Dr. Sushma Ahuja was honoured by the Government of Rajasthan and acknowledged with a letter of appreciation by the District Administration of Kota for her remarkable contributions toward research, preservation, protection and propagation of art and cultural heritage of Hadoti region. Her infinite contributions vitalize society and create a cognizance toward preserving what our ancestors gave us and a loop that carries the heritage from the past to the present and the future. This is her first book in the series of books that she plans to publish to enlighten everyone about the rich cultural heritage of India.

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