Socio-Cultural Life in Andhra Sculptural Art: A Study

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Art the process of externalization of the internal manifestations, brood/brewed through ages and stages,is since prehistoric. Coming to Neolithic and Chalcolithic times,urge of the man to be more procreative, could satisfiy the mundane needs by creting consumer products. Introduction of Iron,Expansion of Kingdoms,Political Aggrandizement,Teachings of Philosophers,Creation of New Products,Finding Ways and Means for Mental Peace--are some of the finer examples of Art and Life. This phenomenon being Univeral and Ubiquitous, it trangresses the boundaries of Space and Time. Coming to Indian context, depiction of Socio-Cultural and Religious Life has been the order of the Artist. Be it Indus Valley, Maurya, Satavahana, Gupta times; Buddhist, Jaina and Brahminical faiths, the purpose and motif is the same. Hence, present article makes a comprehensive Study of the Depiction of Socio-Cultural Life in the Andhra Sculptural Art.


Keywords: Art, Definition, Process, Communication, Socio-Religious, Cultural Life
Stream: Art and Education
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Prof. Vijayakumarbabu Avadhanula

Departnment of Ancient Indian History
Culture and Archaeology., Osmania Univeristy

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Professor Vijaya Kumar Babu, Avadhanula, has joined Osmania University Service wayback in 1968,on Administrative side.He did B.A(Sanskrit/Telugu/History),M.A.(English Language and Literature),Diploma in German Language,M.A. (Ancient Indian histor, Culture and Archaeology), M.Phil (Archaeology), Ph.d. (Templeology) and presently D.Litt. (Speliology). He authored 10 Books and presented 50 research articles at Regional, National and International Conferences on different aspects of Ancient Indian History, Culture, Archaeology, Museology and Tourism. He was Head and Chairman, Board of Studies of the Department. Presently he is the Senior Professor in the Department of Anceitn Indian History, Culture and Archaology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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