Posted on: 24 May 2014

Digital Rare Book:
Being a translation of the Sanskrita work Rajataranggini of Kalhana Pandita
By Jogesh Chunder Dutt
Published by Trubner & Co., London - 1879

Read Book Online:

Download pdf Book:

The picture shows the Temple of the Sun (Surya Temple) at Martand in Kashmir and is one of a collection of pencil sketches that Rybot made in Kashmir and the Punjab. This Hindu temple is situated on a lofty plateau above the central valley of Kashmir and was erected in the 8th century during the reign of Lalitaditya (c.724-60), the most powerful monarch of the Karkota dynasty. It is noteworthy for its blend of classical Indian architecture and features, such as the gabled roofs, characteristic of the western Himalayas.

George Oliver Rybot (1827-1912) served in the East India Company’s Bengal Artillery (1845-58) and then in the Royal Artillery (till 1871). This drawing was given to the V&A by the artist’s son, Major Norman Victor Lacey Rybot, D.S.O., F.S.A. (1876-1961) of Jersey, who served in the Indian Army (1896-1920) and was a member of the Younghusband Expedition to Tibet (1903-4); he was himself an amateur artist.

Copyright: © V&A Images

 View Post on Facebook
 Download the Book from RBSI Archive

Comments from Facebook

thank you. bk share ♥