Indian Architecture: 1 definition
Indian Architecture means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
India history and geographySource: archive.org: Bharatiya vastu-sastra (History)
Indian Architecture.—The history of Indian civilization, its origin etc. still baffles us. The finds at Mohenjo-daro and Harrapa cannot be regarded as non-Indian, A very advanced state of architectural objects unearthed there consequently cannot be disregarded of their historical value. Rigvedic allusions and references to a very advanced state of architecture also cannot be called imaginary. [...] A scientific approach in relation to an architectural study must not be based solely on archaeological evidences. The literary evidences must have an equal importance in reconstructing our past history despite the absence of any archaeological evidence. Architecture as mirrored in the hymns of the Rigveda is a pointer. There are innumerable references in Rigveda which indicate a very advanced architecture of the day.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Vastu-shastra (1): Canons of Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
(ii) The Method of Treatment < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
(v,9-10) Vāstu in the Pratiṣṭhā and Miscellaneous works < [Chapter 4 - An outline History of Hindu Architecture]
(iii) The Schools of Architecture and the Allocation of the Samarāṅguṇa < [Chapter 5 - Study of Hindu Science of Architecture]
Kashyapa Shilpa-shastra (study) (by K. Vidyuta)
Introduction < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
1. Conclusion (Prākāras) < [Chapter 6 - Conclusion]
3. Temple Architecture (Prāsāda or Vimānā) < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Temples of Munnur (Historical Study) (by R. Muthuraman)
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
Part 7 - Age of compilation < [Preface]
Part 6 - Relation with other works < [Preface]
Part 1 - History of publication < [Preface]
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 1b - The Vedic and Purāṇic sources of Architecture (vāstu) < [Chapter 7 - Art and Architecture in the Matsyapurāṇa]
Part 7 - Review of literature < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Part 1a - Note on Architecture (vāstu) < [Chapter 7 - Art and Architecture in the Matsyapurāṇa]
Samarangana-sutradhara (Summary) (by D. N. Shukla)