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Works on Silpa Sástra are very scarce in this part of the country ; and even the
few scattered fragments that can be had are scarcely intelligible to our best
educated pundits , as they are so full of memorial verses and technical terms ,
that none ...
... ( which occupy indeed a considerable portion of the Silpa Sástra , and with
which we have no immediate concern , ) I might , without any exaggeration ,
affirm that the whole is no more intelligible than the darkest oracles are , at least ,
to those ...
I humbly presume , therefore , that until the Silpa Sástra of the Hindús is correctly
illustrated and laid before the public , the question as to whether the art owes its
origin to the one or the other of the two countries must remain problematical .
It is true that the Hindus were in possession of numerous treatises on architecture
, sculpture , & c . , which collectively are called the Silpa Sástra , * but
unfortunately few traces of them remain . There appears to have been , according
to some ...
Many works of acknowledged autiquity attest the existence of a number of
treatises on Silpa Sastra ; and every artist proverbially knows that there have
been thirty - two principal , and as many subordinate works on this subject . In a
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Ram Raz: Essay on the Architecture of the Hindús / by Rám Ráz. - London : Parker, 1834. - xiv, 64 S. : Ill. - (Oriental Translation Fund) Die bibliographische Beschreibung im Haupteintrag ist unzureichend und irreführend.