The ancient monuments of India possess that quality of leaving a lasting impact on the mind of the beholder and awakening his spirit. Their irresistible appeal has resulted in the creation of a vast literature dealing mostly with their aesthetic aspects. The technical aspect was neglected; for information on this subject was scarce and available only in the manuscripts with private owners scattered all over India.
Undaunted by the dismal prospect before him, Prasanna Kumar Acharya ventured in this untrodden field and after years of diligent search and study, prepared the work: Manasara on Architecture and Sculpture.
This contains the Sanskrit text of the building science studied by the architects of ancient India. Critical notes on every chapter are provided for an easier understanding of the text. Everyone interested in the Architecture of ancient India shall find this book as the most authoritative on the subject.