Preface and Acknowledgements
1. Introduction: Settings of Monastic Art and its Makers
Gopacala in Profile
Marginalised State of Polity in Gopacala and Dahala
Descent and Lineages of Siddhanta Ascetics
Ascetics and Piety
Ascetics and Economic Resources
Ascetics and Power
3. Monastic Architecture: Mathas 1
Kadwaha: History and MathaArchitecture
4. Monastic Architecture: Mathas 2
Chanderi and Thubon
The Mathas in Dahala Region
Golaki(golagnika) Mathaof Gurgi
The Now Extinct Mathasat Bilhari and Maihar
Architecture of the ChandreheMatha
5. Monastic Temples and Sculptures
The First Phase (7th to 9th century)
The Second Phase (10th to 12th century)
Map 1.Vindhyatavi: The environs of Terahi and Mahua.
Map 2.The group of sites at Kadwaha.
Map 3.Saivite monasteries in central India, 7th-14th centuries.
Diacritical Symbols and Glossary