History, Architecture & Iconography
|Description||:xx+ 204 p., plans, 212 b/w illus., Bibliography, Index|
About the Book
About the Author
Dr M. Ragunath is basically trained in the western-turned-Indian modern art faculty. He took his BFA (Bharathiar Palkalaikoodam, Pondicherry University) and MFA (Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore University). He chose to do his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in the Tamil University of Thanjavur under the inspiration of Prof. Raju Kalidos. He is a creative sculptor and researcher, and brilliant scholar. During his career of intensive research in the Tamil University, he has attended several conferences of the South Indian History Congress and published articles. He is also a member of the Tamilnadu History Congress. He has participated in several National Level “artist camps” and won several awards. He did his solid research works in the Tamil University. His M.Phil. thesis on the Tirukkamesvara temple is awaiting publication. He has extensively travelled all over India and Tamilnadu and participated in artists camps and scholarly seminars. He has concentrated on the Vijayanagara-Nayaka art in Central Tamilnadu that is called Natunatu. He has plans to survey the entire gamut of Vijayanagara-Nayaka temples of the region mainly from the point of a sculptor. His aim is to prove “western scholarship” is a phantom when compared with “Indian scholarship” on subjects dealing with Indian and Dravidian art.