This book is a pioneering study on the contribution of Eastern Chalukyas to the art and architecture of Andhrapradesha. The three temples located on the outskirts of the Bikkavolu village from the early group, with cognate architectural features and the other temples located with in the village belong to a later group. On a comparison of the art and architectural features the early Chalukya and Rastrakuta temples the early group of temples is dated to late ninth century AD.The work is fully based upon field study of the temples, profusely illustrated with photographs of the temples, the architecture sculpture and iconography along with the ground plans.
About the Author :Dr. S.Nageswara Rao took his M.A.,Ph.D. Degrees in Ancient History and Archaeology from the Andhra University in 1976 and 1983 respectively. After serving a brief period (1982-85) in the department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Andhra Pradesh, he joined the teaching faculty of History and Archaeology of andhra University,he is at present associate Professor amd a member of the P.G.Board of Studies in History and Archaeology. His Specialization includes Indian Art and Architecture and Conservation and Museology.