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 Archaeology of Mayurbhanj  Prabodh Kumar Mishra Archaeology of Mayurbhanj   $26.67  $20.00  Buy Now 
This book delves into the rich antiquity of Mayurbhanj as evident in its archaeological discoveries. It discusses how the patronage of enlightened rulers helped archaeologist-scholars like K.P. Bose to unravel Mayurbhanj's ancient wealth. Table of Contents: Preface Historical background Archaeology of Haripur Archaeology of Khicing Epilogue Postscript Visuals Appendix Bibliography Index. 
 Archaeometallurgy in India  Vibha Tripathi Archaeometallurgy in India   $115.49  $86.62  Buy Now 
Ancient metals and their manufacturing make a fascinating, as well as challenging subject of academic investigation. The overgrowing application of scientific knowledge and sophisticated analytical techniques in archaeological studies have opened newer perspectives on the understanding of ancient metals and metallurgy. The resultant inter-disciplinary subject of Archaeo-metallurgy adds new dimensions to archaeological research. It bridges the gap of Arts and Sciences. It is only through such an... 
 Archeaology of Bet Dwarka Island  Gaur, A.S. Archeaology of Bet Dwarka Island   $96.49  $72.37  Buy Now 
The book incorporates archaeological findings, both from land and under-water explorations, carried out at Bet Dwarka by the Marine Archaeology Centre of the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa. Bet Dwarka is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Okhamandal region of Gujarat as it has preserved the longest cultural sequence, commencing from protohistoric period to modern times. The time bracket of archaeological remains have been well supported by the scientific dates such as... 
 Architects of Peace: Visions of Hope in Word and Images  Michael Collopy Architects of Peace: Visions of Hope in Word and Images   $75.49  $56.62  Buy Now 
The visions of seventy-five of the world's greatest peacemakers — spiritual leaders, politicians, artists, and activists — testify to humanity's diversity and its potential. Featuring sixteen Nobel Peace Prize laureates and such visionaries as Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez, and Mother Teresa, the reader hears from figures often working at the very nucleus of bitter conflicts. Here are voices of peace and progress that dare to speak and act on behalf of a better planet. An elegant tribute to the... 
 Arms and Armour Traditional Weapons Of India  E. Jaiwant Paul Arms and Armour Traditional Weapons Of India   $33.44  $25.08  Buy Now 
A soldier values his sword almost as much as his life and a Rajput's most powerful and binding oath was by his sovereign's throne (gadi ki an) or by his arms (ya sil ki an) or by his sword and shield (dhal talwar ki an).Akbar's swords had names and ranks assigned to them and these were sent by rotation each night to his bed chamber. This book traces the development of the weapons of the Indian warrior, from the earliest to modern times, and also provides illustrations of a wide variety of the... 
 Art and Arcchaeology of India  B. S. Harishankar Art and Arcchaeology of India   $38.89  $29.17  Buy Now 
Table of Contents: Preface/S.P. Gupta I Introduction The early fossil hominds and related apes of siwalik foothills of the Himalayas (stages of pre-human evolution)/A.P. Khatri Hominid fossils (stages of human evolution)/V.N. Misra The pleistocene mammalian fossils of the Narmada River Valley and their horizons/A.P. Khatri Looking at Indian art history/A.Model and S.P Gupta II Palaeolithic period or old stone age Neolithic period or new stone age The Indus-Saraswati... 
 Art and Archeaology of Orissa  Sadasiba Pradhan Art and Archeaology of Orissa   $80.49  $60.37  Buy Now 
The present volume is a pioneering effort to unravel the rich archaeological potential of the middle Mahandi Valley in Orissa that was traditionally considered terra incognita or an area of isolation. The area roughly extends from the Hirakud dam in Sambalpur district up to the Satkosia in Angul district. The present volume entitled ‘Art and Archaeology of Orissa’-Recent Perspectives with a collection of three important research scholars based on their field works negate this long-standing... 
 Art and Culture of Himalayas  K.S. Gulia Art and Culture of Himalayas   $56.49  $42.37  Buy Now 
A number of factors are responsible for disappearance of different art forms from the Himalayan region. The main among them are social, economical and ecological ones. The cultural invasion from outside is also one of them. During Mughal, Sikh and Rajput periods, the Himalayan art and culture was at its zenith. But during the British period, it took a nosedive. The British were rather pragmatic and matter of factly. They wasted no efforts on vain and inane aesthetics even in the building... 
 Art And Culture Of Marginalised Nomadic Tribes In Andhra Pradesh  Sadanandam Art And Culture Of Marginalised Nomadic Tribes In Andhra Pradesh   $30.49  $22.87  Buy Now 
India is rich in its oral tradition. Its antiquity defies historical inquiry. Indian folklore offers diversity in the forms of expression while retaining the unity of theme, i.e. Dharma. The forms may be changing periodically to suit the times. The purpose of these popular art forms has been the same in a way as the classical arts. They provide education through entertainment. Andhra Desa, comprising roughly the present state of Andhra Pradesh, is the very significant in its folk tradition in... 
 Art and culture of Nepal Selected Papers  Mary Shepherd Slusser Art and culture of Nepal Selected Papers   $166.67  $125.00  Buy Now 
This volume brings together in one convenient format a selection of papers devoted to Nepalese culture published over several years in a variety of places. In one of them, for example, jointly authored and published in Artibus Asiae in 1973, the authors make one exciting discovery after another as they unravel various facets of Nepalese history. The so-called "Sleeping Vishnu" at Balaju turns out to be actually part Siva and to be a thousand years older than previously thought. In an... 
 Art and Culture Under the Sungas  Dr. Vijay Kumar Mathur Art and Culture Under the Sungas   $67.38  $50.54  Buy Now 
The Sunga rule marks an important epoch in the political, religious, social, economic and literary field in ancient India. The author has presented in elaborate form a picture of the developments of the arts of sculpture, architecture and terracotta of this period. A detailed survey of the sources of the material, an exhaustive bibliography, an index and the plates make this book a rich contribution to the study of the art. About the Author:Dr. Vijay Kumar Mathur is M.A., Ph.D. in... 
 Ashort History of Aryan medical Science  H.H. Bhagvat Sing Jee Ashort History of Aryan medical Science   $4.95  $3.71   
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This book gives a complete history of the Aryan medical science in every respect. The carefully prepared bibliography and index and glossary, which are indispensable in the history book enhance the value of the book. The science of Aryan Medicine is so extensive in its range that its complete history in a small compass is possible to write only if its author is endowed with an encyclopaedic vision. H.H. Bhagvat Singh Jee has that vision, and his book Aryan medical science, is an eminently... 
 Asia in Western and World History: A Guide for Teaching  Ainslie T. Embree Asia in Western and World History: A Guide for Teaching   $160.49  $120.37  Buy Now 
The 1980s witnessed the introduction of Asia into the core curriculum at undergraduate institutions throughout the United States, and Asian materials are now at the threshold of general knowledge in literature, history, and the social sciences. The Columbia Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum was inaugurated in 1984 under the sponsorship of Columbia University to support this integration of Asian materials into the general education curriculum. The project, chaired by Wm. Theodore de Bary,... 
 Asoka  Radhakumud Mookerji Asoka   $16.49  $12.37  Buy Now 
Written by one of the eminent historians this book brings out substantially the chief features of King Asoka's glorious rule. It represents Asoka as a great humanitarian, wise statesman, good administrator, social reformer and upholder of truth, law and order. Nowhere else can we get such an immense wealth of information on the social and cultural mileu in the regin of this monarch. The book is divided into eight chapters. Of these the first six deal with the early life and family of the... 
 Asoka: In History and Historical Memory  Patrick Olivelle Asoka: In History and Historical Memory   $31.99  $23.99  Buy Now 
The current volume, which contains the presentations at a symposium sponsored by the South Asia Institute and the Department of Asian Studies of the University of Texts at Austin (February 4, 2006) is intended to advance the study of Asoka both as history and historical memory. The authors of these papers take as historically significant not only the "historical truth" of Asoka but also the ways in which Asoka presents himself and his political, nationalistic, and religious purposes by... 
 Aspects of Early Visnuism  J. Gonda Aspects of Early Visnuism   $24.95  $18.71  Buy Now 
Visnu holds a divinity of highest rank among the Hindus. In the present work, the author has made an attempt to sketch the main features in the character of Visnu as they appeared in different ages. The book is divided into three chapters, each running into several sections. Chapter 1 opens with the description of the origin of Visnu, his character, emblems, attributes, incarnations, comparative status etc. The author has endeavoured to present a faithful portrait of the god with reference... 
 Aspects of Mughal Painting: Expressions and Impressions (Vol.I)  S.P. Verma Aspects of Mughal Painting: Expressions and Impressions (Vol.I)   $134.99  $101.24  Buy Now 
Present collection of essays researched and analyzed by S.P. Verma, since 1973, provides the readers an introduction to the Mughal painting. The sixteen studies in this volume offer a fresh interpretation of the Mughal miniatures. These relate to the aesthetic values, art-forms, signs and symbols, and the social and cultural history. Most importantly, Akbar's attempt to liberate painting from the straitjacket of sectarian ideology is the theme of Chapter 1.2. The 'artists signatures' (Chapter... 
 Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India  Ram Sharan Sharma Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India   $28.99  $21.74  Buy Now 
 The present work discusses different views on the origin and nature of the state in ancient India. It also deals with stages and processes of the state formation and examines the relevance of caste and kin based collectivities to the construction of polity. The Vedic assemblies are studied in some detail, and developments in political organization are presented in relation to their changing social and economic background. The book also shows how religion and rituals were brought in the... 
 Astrological Analysis of Indian Affairs (1947-2050)  Dhruva Astrological Analysis of Indian Affairs (1947-2050)   $50.99  $38.24  Buy Now 
This book attempts to trace the history of post Independent India astrologically.  It presents the key events chronologically along with the important indicators of these events grouped under the Vimshottari Dasa - Antara Dasa segments. Each event has been analysed in the context of prevailing Dasa periods, the transits and, wherever possible, in terms of the Chart cast for the time of the event. The analysis of Indian affairs is made sectorwise - polity, economy, industry, agriculture,... 
 Asura in Early Vedic Religion  Wash Edward Hale Asura in Early Vedic Religion   $31.99  $23.99  Buy Now 
In the Rg-Veda the word asura is frequently used as an epithet for various deities, however, in later Sanskrit it is used instead for a class of demons who are enemies of the gods.  In this book the Vedic passages containing the word asura - are examined to see how such a remarkable shift in meaning could occur.  Every verse in the Samhitas containing the word asura - or a derivative or a compound of it is quoted, translated, and discussed.   
 Atharva-Veda-Samhita (2 Vols.)  William Dwight Whitney (Translator) Atharva-Veda-Samhita (2 Vols.)   $59.95  $44.96  Buy Now 
OUT OF STOCK AND AVAILABLE AGAIN IN 2008. Atharva-Veda means ‘the Veda of the Atharvan' or ‘the knowledge of Magic Formulas'. The great importance of the Atharva-Veda Samhita lies in the very fact that it is an invaluable source of knowledge of the real popular belief as yet uninfluenced by the priestly religion, of the faith in numberless spirits, imps, ghosts, and demons of every kind, and of the witchcraft, so eminently important to ethnology and for the history of religion. This... 
 Atisa and Tibet: Life and Works of Dipamkara Srijnana (alias Atisa) in relation to the History and Religion of Tibet with Tibetan Sources  Alka Chattopadhyaya(Tr.) Lama Chimpa(Guide) Atisa and Tibet: Life and Works of Dipamkara Srijnana (alias Atisa) in relation to the History and Religion of Tibet with Tibetan Sources   $44.99  $33.74  Buy Now 
The book opens with a full account of the baffling personality of the great Bengali Pandit Atisa or Dipamkara Srijnana, the greatest of the teacher reformers of Tibetan Buddhism. The author proceeds to portray the Tibetan background of early Buddhism and gives an account of the early history of Tibet and Indo-Tibetan connections, together with a study of Buddhism in Tibet from the seventh century onwards right down to the time of Atisa in the eleventh century A.D.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Mrs. Alka... 
 Aum Hindutvam  Swami Vedananda Aum Hindutvam   $4.95  $3.71   
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The author negates some of the very old concepts, viz., that females and Shudras, and people who have not undergone the Upanayana Samskaras have no access to Vedas or they should not perform Vedic rituals. He insists that 'all religious observances of a man, if devoid of right conduct, are of no avail. Right conduct constitutes an important element of education and civilization. In his opinion Hindus will have to develop the all-comprehensive idea of Hindu Dharma in and through their lives... 
 Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest  Sri Aurobindo Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest   $11.99  $8.99  Buy Now 
This book consists of notes, letters, telegrams, and public statements written by Sri Aurobindo at various times. It includes approximately three hundred pages of material not included in the SABCL edition: well over a hundred pages are published here for the first time and the rest were previously published only in journals or as parts of different books. Of the material already published in the SABCL edition and included in this new book, half is from the now-discontinued volume Sri... 
 Autobiography of an Unknown Indian  Nirad C. Chaudhuri Autobiography of an Unknown Indian   $22.49  $16.87  Buy Now 
Nirad C. Chaudhuri, India’s most controversial writer, was born at Kishorganj in East Bengal on 23rd November, 1877. Brought up in an intellectual environment, by his father a lawyer and his mother, an uncompressing Puritan, he was profoundly influenced by them in his formative years. In this autobiography he gives chapter-by-chapter account of his life: his birth place, his parents, his experiences and adventures. He talks about the race of Indian renaissance, nationalism, and politics and... 
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