• Temples and Legends

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    About the book:Sculpture, fine arts and literature are closely connected with religion in India. In Assam religion fostered the growth of temples and images and this goes back to an early century. There are several shrines attested to Gods Siva, Surya, Vishnu and devi. However, due to various reasons, many of these temples are not in existence today but the legends associated with them still linger in the minds of the people which have been put into black and white in this book.
    More details: Tne Brahmaputra valley is very fertile and snow fed from the snow of the mountains but the soil is very soft and the river cuts new territories during the monsoon. Hence several ancient temples have been washed away. However a write up of several important ones are included in this book and a chapter on Vaisnava religious centers is added for the benefit of readers.

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    B. K. Barua, H .V. S. Murthy
    Dr B K Barua is a litterateur, historian, professor and author. He studied for Calcutta and London Universities and was the visiting Professor of Indian Folklore in USA. He is one of the foremost writers in Assamese, his mother tongue, and has written many books in English. Dr H V Sreenivasan Murthy stood first from the Mysore University in the Masterís degree in History. He has to his credit a number of research papers, several books on Assamese History. : Dr B K Barua is a litterateur, historian, professor and author. He studied for Calcutta and London Universities and was the visiting Professor of Indian Folklore in USA. He is one of the foremost writers in Assamese, his mother tongue, and has written many books in English. Dr H V Sreenivasan Murthy stood first from the Mysore University in the Masterís degree in History. He has to his credit a number of research papers, several books on Assamese History.