Manasara (English translation)

by Prasanna Kumar Acharya | 1933

Summary: The Manasara, English translation: one of the monumental works on Indian architecture, sculpture and creative arts. The subject-matter of this work is commonly know as Vastu or Shilpa-Shastra. It is dated to the 5th century A.D. or earlier.

This edition of the Manasara is translated from the Sanskrit based on eleven available manuscripts and includes a preface and critical notes. The work is relatively large and consists of seventy chapters and roughly 10,000 verses (shlokas).

Original Title: Mānasāra śilpaśastra (मानसार शिल्पशस्त्र).

Source: archive.org

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