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Temples of India Ancient, Medieval and Modern

Author Name: Dr. K. Raghuram | Format: Paperback | Genre : Religion & Spirituality | Other Details

Are you a general reader or pilgrim on a religious and spiritual journey? Are you someone that is curious about historical aspects and local legends of a temple? This book, “Temples of India: Ancient, Medieval and Modern” helps you in answering those and takes you on a religious journey across India.

Several ancient temples are currently decayed. However, Hinduism has stood as a great spiritual, religious, and moral force for over 2000 years in India and some countries of the Asian continent.

“Temples of India: Ancient, Medieval and Modern” helps you uncover your curiosity about our temples that are rich in history. I have attempted to cover several hundred temples, some with extensive details and others briefly. To help the readers navigate easily, this book is organised with individual chapters dedicated to each state in India and focuses on the temples of 29 states of our country, especially ancient and medieval. Some states are covered extensively due to their rich history and existence of Hindu temples.

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Dr. K. Raghuram

Dr. K. Raghuram has had a distinguished academic career spanning almost four decades as a Lecturer, Reader, Professor, and Principal in NAAC-accredited degree and Post-Graduate colleges in the composite state of Andhra Pradesh. He preferred teaching as a profession due to his passion and zeal to serve and inspire future Historians.

He is the recipient of Gold Medal from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, for his academic excellence in ‘Bachelor of Arts’ (B.A.) in the year 1968 and is the topper in his ‘Master of Arts’ (M.A.) with a specialisation in History & Archeology in the year 1970 from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He also received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, in 1993. Some of the honours and awards he received include:

•          ‘State Best Teacher Award – Andhra Pradesh’ for the year 2002

•          Rashtriya Gaurav Award, New Delhi, for Administration in the year 2005,

•          ‘Rajiv Gandhi Vidya Vikas Award’ for distinguished services in Education from Union Ministry in the year 2007

As a researcher, Dr. K. Raghuram has utilised extensive research material available at the National Archives, States Archives of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and National and state libraries and authored many Articles in History journals.