Paper - VI Art
Art in prehistoric India
Art in protohistoric India – sculpture in diverse mediums, paintings and other works of art
Ancient Indian art in diverse mediums (stone, terracotta, stucco, bone, ivory, metal, etc.): Maurya, Sunga, Satavahana, Kushan, Gupta, Vakataka, Pallava, Chalukya, and Rashtrakuta art traditions with special reference to different art centres / schools, e.g. Amaravati, Bharhut, Sanchi, Mathura, Gandhara, Sarnath, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Badami, Aihole, Ajanta, Ellora and Bhubaneswar
Early medieval Indian art styles: Pratihara, Chandella, Paramara, Chola, Hoysala, Pala and Kakatiya
Early and medieval mural paintings– technique and styles; with special reference to Ajanta , Bagh, Sittannavasal, Ellora, Thanjavur, etc.
Miniature paintings: Rajasthani, Deccani, Mughal and Pahari schools
Survey of metal images of India with special reference to Pala, Pallava, Chola and Kashmiri styles
Antiquity and concept of Indian iconography
Brief introduction to sources, mudras, asanas and ayudhas of deities
Brahmanical Iconography: Siva, Vishnu, Surya, Brahma, Ganesa, Karttikeya, Devi (Mahishamardini, Saptamatrikas, Parvati, Lakshmi) Navagrahas and Ashta-dikpalas.
Buddhist Iconography: origin of Buddha images, Dhyani Buddha, Bodhisattva (Avalokiteswara, Maitreya, Manjusri), Tara, Maha Mayuri and Prajnaparamita
Jain Iconography: evolution of Jaina images, Adinatha, Neminatha, Parsvanatha, Mahavira, Bahubali, yaksha-yakshi with special reference to Chakresvari, Ambika, Padmavati and Sarasvati