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About the Book The Sun Temple of Konark Historical evidences are scant and scattered. Historians have tried to fill the voids with legends. Though legends are not evidence per se, they do carry a...read more
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About the Book The Sun Temple of Konark Historical evidences are scant and scattered. Historians have tried to fill the voids with legends. Though legends are not evidence per se, they do carry a seed of truth somewhere.
The lost engineering techniques of several great temples have not received the importance they deserve. This is true for Konark too. In The Sun Temple of K About the Book The Sun Temple of Konark Historical evidences are scant and scattered.
Historians have tried to fill the voids with legends. Though legends are not evidence per se, they do carry a seed of truth somewhere. The lost engineering techniques of several great temples have not received the importance they deserve.
This is true for Konark too. In The Sun Temple of Konark, the author attempts to separate chaff from grain utilising scientific tools and methodologies. The Sun Temple has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the seven wonders of India.
This seminal volume is the result of extensive research by the author into not only the history and legends related to the temple, but also the legends on the temple. An engineer and architect by profession, the author examines the architecture and engineering of the temple in great detail. He questions several of the established theories regarding construction in its various stages and forwards his own theories with reasonable conviction.
He takes great pains to go into as much detail as possible with regard to each and every portion, monument, and sculpture of the temple. With 415 images and 21 detailed architectural drawings, the book is a treasure trove for any admirer or student of Konark. or a researcher of its art, history, and architecture. "The great architect of Konark ... believed that, powered by solar grace, the united journey of man and woman in their bodily chariot, rolls on and on through days, months, and years to eternity, and that this is Amruta".
About the Author An engineer by profession, Anil Dey undertakes studies on temples in Odisha. his absolute passion, and has spent over 60 years in this activity. This book is the culmination of this long and arduous research. An avid traveller through the Himalayas, he has to his credit five travelogues, and a number of short stories and articles.
He has also authored a book on Konark in Odia language. Photography is his childhood passion and he is also an avid photographer. Of late, Mr Dey has been involved in promoting the Kalinga Heritage Preservation Trust (KHPT), with the aim of constructing a Global Sun Temple in Konark.
Foreword by G.c. Mitra is MIStructE (UK) and holds a doctorate from IIT. He retired as Eng-in-Chief & Secy Works, government of Odisha.
He has been Prof-in-Charge, IIT Kharagpur, Bhubaneswar Campus, and was also Vice President of the Indian Road Congress. He has been awarded the Padmashree by HE the President of India.
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