Adam Hardy, ‘Drāvida Temples in the Samarānganasūtradhāra’, South Asian Studies 25 (2009), pp.
[First fruit of collaboration with a Sankritist to translate and interpret an 11th-century central Indian vastuśāstra (canonical text on architecture), stemming from the AHRC project ‘The Indian Temple: Production, Place, Patronage’. This article analyses the two chapters that deal with south Indian temple types, translating them into detailed drawings – the first time that this has been done in a sustained manner for a vastuśāstra. It argues that to establish the extent to which a text may have been useful for creating architecture, it must be first be shown through drawing whether it can be used for this purpose. In this case the arithmetical ingenuity of the theory leads to problematic temple designs.]