ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF INDIAN TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE
Edited by M A Dhaky
a. vol. I, Part 3: South India: Upper
Drāviḍadēśa. Later Phase, CE 978-1326
1996, text & plates, xxix+596pp., line drawings, gloss., index, 1,674 b&w
plates, ISBN 81-86526-00.5 Rs. 4000 (set of two vols.) HB.
b. vol. II, Part 3: North India: Beginnings of Medieval Idiom, c. CE
1998, text & plates, xxviii+426pp., line drawings, gloss., index, 913 b&w
plates, ISBN 81-7304-226-8, Rs. 7500 (set of two vols.) (HB).
Vol. I, Part 3: This part in two binds covers the full
range of Indian temple architecture, surveys medieval temples and
associated buildings in Upper Drāviḍadēśa, particularly those in the
territories of the Cāḷukyas of Kalyāṇa, Hoysaḷas of Dorassamudra, as
well as in those of other dynasties such as the Kadambas, Raṭṭas, Guttas,
Senas and Śāntaras in Karnataka and those in the domain of the Kākatīyas
of Waraṅgal together with those of the Cāḷukyas of Vemulavāḍa; Telugu
Coḍas, Reḍḍis, and Malyālas, all in theTeliṅgāṇa area of Andhra Pradesh,
and finally the Ālupas of Tuḷunāḍu. Arranged by region and dynasty, the
chapters also focus, wherever evidence is clear, on the nature of local
idioms and origins of the regional styles. These are copiously
illustrated with drawings and photographs.
Vol. II, Part 3: This part also in two
binds surveys the tenth century temples (and associated structures) in
different provinces of the north Indian megaterritory, built under the
political aegis of the then ruling various provincial-principal and
subordinate-dynasties. Among these, the more notable were the Cāhamānas
of Śākambharī and of Naḍḍula, and Solaṅkīs of Aṇahillapāṭaka in westem
India; also, the Kaḷacūris of Cedideśa olim Ḍāhaladeśa, Candellas
of Jejākabhukti, and Kacchapaghāṭas of Gopagiri in central India and the
Somavaṁśīs of Kaliṅgadeśa in eastem India. The text, running in
twenty-one chapters, has copiously illustrated with drawings (ground
plan and baseelevations) and adequate number of photographs.