Monuments and sites India

Moulik, Achala (1996) Monuments and sites India. Documentation. ICOMOS Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 157p. Monuments & Sites (1996), India, 1996. ISBN 955-613-086-1. [Book]

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Abstract (in English)

From 1993 onwards ICOMOS commissioned its National Committees to write a series of monographies to its National Committees to document the individual experiences of nations in the long term in the care of their heritage. This volume is dedicated to the care of heritage in India. Careful selection plays an important role when compiling material on monuments and sites in India. This is because of the vast number of edifices which lie scattered across the country, some celebrated for their splendour, some frequently visited for their easy accessibility, and others which are obscure yet full of historic and architectural interest. It is not possible to cover the entire spectrum of the known 20,000 odd monuments in India. Even those protected under the ASI run to some 3676. For the purpose of this present volume, we have selected not so much the well-known monuments of India as the true representative ones,but monuments ranging from early Buddhist stupas and rock cut caves, classical Hindu temples, medieval forts and palaces, Islamic mosques and mausoleums, to Renaissance churches and to neo-classical, colonial, buildings. This assortment will indicate the immense diversity of architectural styles and historic influences which fashioned India's physical cultural heritage.

Item Type: Book (Documentation)
Moulik, Achala
Corporate Authors: ICOMOS India
Languages: English
Keywords: India; Buddhist architecture; Hindu architecture; pillars; stupas; monasteries; temples; cave dwellings; rock-cut architecture; rock-cut reliefs; wall paintings; stylistic analysis; stylistic influences; stepwells; palaces; churches; convents; Christian architecture; Islamic architecture; historic towns; tombs; forts; fortified architecture
Subjects: B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
C. ARCHITECTURE > 03. Styles of architecture
C. ARCHITECTURE > 07. Decorations and ornaments
C. ARCHITECTURE > 08. Wall paintings
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 03. Archaeological sites
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 28. World Heritage
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 19A. Places of religion and ritual
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, India; Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra, India; Ellora Caves, Maharashtra, India; Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra, India; Hampi, Karnataka, India; Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India; Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh, India; Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh, India; Churches and Convents of Goa, State of Goa, India; Aihole, Karnataka, India; Badami, Karnataka, India; Pattadakal, Karnataka, India; Bhuvaneshvar, Odisha, India; Konarak Sun temple, Odisha, India; Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Madhya Pradesh, India; Modhera Sun Temple, Gujarat, india; Dwarakadheesh, Gujarat, India; Rani-ki Vav, Gujarat, India; Chennekeswar Temple, Belur, Karnataka, India; Kedereshwar Temple, Helebid, Karnataka, India; Mattandari Palace, Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, india; Saint Francis Church, Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India; Martand Sun Temple, Jammu and Kashmir, India; Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India; Gwalior Fort, Madhya Pradesh, India; Golkonda Fort, Telangana, India; Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India; Red Fort, Delhi, India; Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India
UNESCO WHC Number: 524; 242; 243; 244; 241; 255; 252; 251; 234; 239; 246; 240; 922; 231; 232
National Committee: India
ICOMOS Special Collection: Monuments & Sites (1996)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: India, 1996
Number of Pages: 157
ISBN: 955-613-086-1
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2024 17:55
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2024 17:55

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