Situated in the heart of Central India, the eleventh century temples of
Khajuraho rank amongst the architectural marvels of the world. The temples
display a sculptural exuberance which qualitatively and quantitatively
excels any other centre of monumental art in India. The book attempts
to analyse the art of Khajuraho in its historical and cultural perspective.
But Khajuraho is perhaps best-known for its erotic art. The mystery of
the erotic theme has also been explored, and various scholarly theories
have been brilliantly examined by the author.
A distinguished scholar of Indian art, archaeology and architecture, Krishna
Deva has distilled his decades of research and study into a lucid and
detailed text. Darshan Lall, a specialist in sculptural and archaeological
photography, has captured the sublime images of Khajuraho.