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Cultural heritage of Odisha, India - A study of temple architecture

Reader, Jayanti Dora (2014) Cultural heritage of Odisha, India - A study of temple architecture. In: 23rd International Conference of Historians of Asia 2014 (IAHA2014), 23 - 27 August 2014, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Since culture plays the most vital role in displaying the people’s behaviour pattern and their activities, a thorough discussion is necessary in finding out the profile of cultural heritage of Odisha, a state in India of Asian Continent.No culture remains static as the culture of the people influence the culture of any part of the world bringing about desirable or undesirable changes.Indian culture is an integrated whole consisting of different people who inhabited in different geographical regions of the country. Of all the regions that have significant contribution to the enrichment of Indian civilization, Odisha occupies a distinct position.The history of building activities goes back to the early human civilizations.Among the different segments of Indian architecture, the highest achievement beyond doubt is seen in the temples, where the god is believed to reside (Brown,1976:1,Lethaby,1929:7,also see Kramarisch,1954:10). Similarly Orissa is known for its rich heritage of art and architecture. It possesses a large number of beautiful temples of different structural forms and sizes. The most notable feature of Odishan culture is its inheritance of world heritage monument i.e.the Sun temple at Konark. Thus in order to understand the history and culture of Odisha and to find a place for it in the tourism map of Asia, the cultural heritage of Odisha with particular reference to temple architecture has been studied in the present research work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0474-76-2 Organized by: Universiti Utara Malaysia and Malaysian Historical Society (Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia).
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: School of International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 06:56
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 07:34

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