S.K. Ramachandra Rao made major contributions to the study of Indian art and culture and to archaeology in general. He specialised in the investigation of the iconography, sculpture, and construction of ancient Indian temples. His studies centred on figuring out how art forms changed and developed in various parts of India.
His book "Indian Temple Architecture: Form and Transformation," which offers a thorough examination of temple architecture throughout many eras and areas in India, is one of his most illustrious works.
He wrote a number of academic publications and papers that shed light on the importance of Indian art and architecture historically and culturally. The work of S.K. Ramachandra Rao has received several honours and awards. For his work in archaeology and art history, he was given the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian honours.
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