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The Colas

Author      :    K.A. Nilakanta Sastri

This book has been out of print for many years now and I am grateful to the Vice-Chancellor and Syndicate of the University of Madras for the invitation they extended to me to revise it for a second edition. The first edition appeared in two volumes in 1935 and 1937.

Accession No       : 8000384

Language              : English

Number of pages  : 595

Publishing year     : 1937

Publisher                : University of Madras

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The promise of a separate study of Cola Art held forth in the Preface to the first edition has not materialized; difficulties in the way of a comprehensive treatment are unfortunately still too many. These will disappear only if the Archaeological Department or a South Indian University undertakes a systematic survey and description of the monuments with photographs, plans, and elevations on the model of what has been done for Khmer, Annam and Java by the French and Dutch archaeologists working in those countries. This work is beyond the resources at the command of the present writer who has therefore, with the permission of the authorities of the University of Madras, added a fresh chapter to the book giving a summary account of the main features in the history of Cola Art with adequate illustrations. In the preparation of this chapter he has received considerable aid from Mr. K. R. Srinivasan, Superintendent for Archaeology, Southern Circle, and Dr. S. Paramasivan  Archaeological.



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