The present book in about nine chapters unfolds the personality of Nataraja from a study of South Indian art, literature and epigraphy. The author has paid a special attention to the sources in Tamil that stand neglected by art historians. The core thesis is that Nataraja is not exclusively an epithet of Siva. It is of a common genre.
About the Author:
Dr. J. Soundararajan is currently Assistant Archaeologist of the Dharwad circle, posted at Aihole. He did his masterís degree, M.Phil and Ph.D. in the Universities of Tamilnadu. His doctoral thesis has highly commended by the Board of experts. The author is a member of many of the professional historical societies like the Indian Art History Congress. He has published a number of articles in scholarly journals and the New Indian Express. His contributions to journals in Europe are accepted and await publication in the near future. Working at Aihole, he has prepared a guidebook on the Calukyan center of art.