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Title:
ART AS A SOURCE OF HISTORY (ANANDA K. COOMARASWAMY'S CONTRIBUTION TO WRITING OF THE HISTORY OF INDIA)

Authors:
Dr. R. SARAVANAN

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Dr. R. SARAVANAN
Deputy HOD / Assistant Professor, PG & Research Department of History Pachiyappa's College, Chennai -30., Tamil Nadu.

MLA 8
SARAVANAN, Dr. R. "ART AS A SOURCE OF HISTORY (ANANDA K. COOMARASWAMY'S CONTRIBUTION TO WRITING OF THE HISTORY OF INDIA)." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 3640-3645, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=275. Accessed May 2019.
APA
SARAVANAN, D. (2019, May). ART AS A SOURCE OF HISTORY (ANANDA K. COOMARASWAMY'S CONTRIBUTION TO WRITING OF THE HISTORY OF INDIA). Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(5), 3640-3645. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=275
Chicago
SARAVANAN, Dr. R. "ART AS A SOURCE OF HISTORY (ANANDA K. COOMARASWAMY'S CONTRIBUTION TO WRITING OF THE HISTORY OF INDIA)." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 5 (May 2019), 3640-3645. Accessed May, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=275.

References
[1]. Builders Of Modern India, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Jak Mohan, Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, New Delhi, 1979, p. viii.
[2]. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, History of Indian and Indonesian Art, Dover Publications, Inc, New York, 1965, p.52.
[3]. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Medieval Sinhalese Art, Essex House Press, Broad Campden, 1908, p.250.
[4]. Ibid, p.80.
[5]. Ananda Coomaraswamy A Centenary Volume, Kalyan Kumar Dasggupta, Centre of Advanced Study in Ancient Indian History & Culture, Calcutta University, 1981, p.103.
[6]. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, History of Indian and Indonesian Art, Dover Publications, Inc, New York, 1965, p.5.
[7]. Gulam mohammed Sheikh, K. G. Subramanyan, Kapila Vatsyayan, Paroksa Coomaraswamy Centenary Seminar Papers, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1984,
[8]. The Origin of The Buddha Image, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 1972, p.28-29.
[9]. Ibid, p.11.
[10]. Life in Sanchi Sculpture, A. L. Srivastava, Abhinav Publications, New Delhi, 1983, p.56.
[11]. The Origin of The Buddha Image, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 1972, p.11.
[12]. Ibid, p. 49.

Abstract:
From many sources materials are gathered for writing of history. Every existence has a history behind it. Existence may be of two types - abstract and concrete. Example for the former is thought and for the latter a political event. History of anything means the cause for its emergence, its growth, its development, its continued existence, or its decay, and its disappearance etc.. etc. Generally speaking the task of history is to find them, to explain them, to present them, if possible in chronological order. There is no universal acceptability of the historical conclusions due to a variety of reasons- for example, rejection of sources made use of as irrelevant, the discovery of new sources, the importance given to the sources being challenged etc.. etc. Of the benefits of the history the most important is to understand the present. Political events are not the only history of a nation, but its culture also. Through its culture it has its continued existence, its differentiating identity is preserved. A culture is arts and religion. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy has made use of art and religion as sources of the cultural history of India in particular.