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Description - Temple to Love by Pika Ghosh

In the flux created by the Mughal conquest, Hindu landholders of eastern India began to build a spectacularly beautiful new style of brick temple, known as Ratna. This "bejeweled" style combined features of Sultanate mosques and thatched houses, and included second-story rooms conceived as the pleasure grounds of the gods, where Krishna and his beloved Radha could rekindle their passion. Pika Ghosh uses art historical, archaeological, textual, and ethnographic approaches to explore this innovation in the context of its times. Includes 82 stunning black-and-white images of rarely photographed structures. Pika Ghosh is Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253344878
ISBN-10: 0253344875
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pika Ghosh

Pika Ghosh is Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is co-editor (with Michael W. Meister) of Cooking for the Gods: The Art of Home Ritual in Bengal.