Identification of design elements in Naamghar of Assam

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Design is considered as a creative human activity and envelops all aspects of social life. Religious places howsoever simple, complex, small or gigantic they may be, are also benefited by the creative human urge. Design have a complex mutual relation with the social setup and changes. In this context the design and architecture of religious places of Naamghar (in Assam) at different periods of history had been transformed by design. The study looks at this significant relation between design elements of Naamghars and changes over time. The change in the religious expression from Brahminical to simpler and more simpler form of Bhakti or Naam was a phenomenon spread over large part of North India as also eastern part of the country. The bhakti movement represented by Nanak, Meera Bai, Kabir, Ramkrishna, Sufis and other saints to name a few was a distinctly different pattern of religious belief and specific in contrast to the Brahminical style and faith during the medivial period in India. There are a large.
Supervisor: Amarendra Kumar Das