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 Tourist Guide to South India  Tourist Guide to South India   $7.99  $5.99   
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Tourist Guide to South India covers the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.  Over 1,500 places of interest are described and categorized according to state. It includes information on temples, mosques, churches, building, museums, historical and ancient sites, parks, botanical gardens, aquariums, handicraft centers, cultural centers (dance and song), ashrams, beaches, zoos, festivals, shopping, art galleries, libraries, caves, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, hill... 
 Encircling the Seamless India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons  A. Damodaran Encircling the Seamless India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons   $54.49  $40.87  Buy Now 
This book explores global environmental negotiations against the backdrop of complex political relations, the climate change conventions and multilateral environmental assessments and their effect on special interest groups. It weaves in the story of India’s emergent economy, its sustainable development, and the multifaceted nationhood, the diversity of its rural scene, and the challenges of seamlessness brought in by the power of its information technology. Viewing global environmental... 
 Tourism Development in India  A. Satish Babu Tourism Development in India   $57.99  $43.49  Buy Now 
Travel and tourism occupies a pivotal position internationally and is considered to be an important sector next to oil industry. Realising the importance of tourism and its foreign exchange earnings most of the countries in the world have been endeavouring to promote this sector. India is not an exception to the on-going changes internationally and has been encouraging privatisation with its liberal economic reforms. Andhra Pradesh is one of the four principal Southern States of India and was... 
 Indian Numismatics and its Cultural Aspects  A.K. Bhattacharyya Indian Numismatics and its Cultural Aspects   $128.49  $96.37  Buy Now 
The book presented here in ten chapters and an important Appendix contains not only general surveys of the coin-systems in India but also some studies of important aspects of the coins issued from the 8th or 7th century B.C. down almost to the present times. Some of the interpretative essays apart, compositional excellences of the legends and artistic achievements in the issues have been discussed in extensor. An additional merit of the book consists in laying before scholars and the lay... 
 Buddhist Bronzes from Sirpur  A.K. Sharma Buddhist Bronzes from Sirpur   $125.49  $94.12  Buy Now 
The book, Buddhist Bronzes from Sirpur is a detailed, well researched account of a hoard of bronze sculptures recovered during Sirpur excavation in 2005-2008. The recovery of this hoard along with raw material, crucibles and crucible stands from of Buddha Vihar located in Industrial area in the Capital of Dakshin-Kosala at Sirpur, on the bank of Mahanadi dispels the earlier held view that bronze were imported from Gujarat and Bihar. It is now established that in 7th-8th cent. A.D., during the... 
 Excavation at Karkabhat - Chhattisgarh  A.K. Sharma Excavation at Karkabhat - Chhattisgarh   $44.99  $33.74  Buy Now 
The book is a detailed analytical account of excavations in one of the major magalithic site in Chattisgarh. Inspite of abundance of such sites in this so-called backward region of India, no attempt was ever made either by the Central or State Governments to unearth the glorious hidden past of the region. With excavations at Karkabhat and now elsewhere by the author, it is abundantly clear that this part of the fertile region of the country with abundance of vegetation and mineral wealth was... 
 Monuments: A Vision of Harmony  A.P. Singh Monuments: A Vision of Harmony   $96.49  $72.37  Buy Now 
The present books dealing with the monuments a comprehensive and cogent narration of the history and development, defensive architecture planning execution etc. The book is divided into several chapters dealing with the geography and topography of the region viz; North and Central India, East and West India, historical background, a brief history of art and architecture of monuments in India in general and centre. Table of Contents: Geographical expanse Ancient routes The... 
 Beware Falling Coconuts: Perspectives of India  Adam Clapham Beware Falling Coconuts: Perspectives of India   $18.49  $13.87  Buy Now 
A documentary maker can never be off duty in India because there are too many terrific stories waiting to be told. So says the author Adam Clapham, a BBC producer who has worked and played in India all his professional life. Along the way Adam has kept his eye open for the off-beat, the bizarre and the British angle. This book is a kaleidoscope of his experiences, stories from the political hard edge to the downright whimsical. The 400-croe diamond that cost 400 rupees Mark Tully, the... 
 Inscriptions of the Sarabhapuriyas Panudvamsins and Somavamsins (2 Pts.)  Ajay Mitra Shastri Inscriptions of the Sarabhapuriyas Panudvamsins and Somavamsins (2 Pts.)   $41.67  $31.25  Buy Now 
This work is a product of the Inscriptions of India Programme of the Indian Council of Historical Research undertaken with a view to making inscriptions dating from circa sixth to fourteenth century a.d. available in handy volumes. Part I studies the inscriptions of the Sarabhapuriyas, Panduvamsins and Somavamsins who played a major role in shaping the destinies of the Chhattisgarh region of Madhya Pradesh (Kosala) and the adjoining region of Orissa from about the sixth to the early twelfth... 
 Mahabodhi  Alexander Cunningham Mahabodhi   $41.67  $31.25  Buy Now 
Marking the spot of Buddha's enlightenment, Bodhgaya is greatly revered by Buddhists, especially for the bodhi tree beneath which the Master sat in meditation. After the death of Buddha, Bodhgaya flourished as an important religious centre and numerous shrines, stupas and monasteries were erected. The site continued to attract pilgrims and was only abandoned in the 15th century. The revival of interest in Bodhgaya began in 1802, when the Burmese sent a mission there. It soon attracted the... 
 Hindu Kingdoms of South  Anil Saxena Hindu Kingdoms of South   $64.49  $48.37  Buy Now 
Indian history is glamorous and eventful. India is a great country, which boasts of a rich history, richer than may a nation in the world. Its history is vast and illustrious by all counts. He term 'India' finds its origin in the 'Indus Valley Civilization' that flourished at the banks of the river Indus. The history of India is one of the most interesting and enlightening ones in the midst of a plethora of world histories. For the purpose of ease, it can broadly be divided into... 
 The Bakkarwals of Jammu and Kashmir: Navigating through Nomadism  Anita Sharma The Bakkarwals of Jammu and Kashmir: Navigating through Nomadism   $80.49  $60.37  Buy Now 
Sedentary patterns of living are often termed as ‘civilized’, yet, in semi-arid regions, pastoral nomadism remains an efficient subsistence-base. While seven percent of India is nomadic, a majority have little access to development programs. Research across continents reveals that the success of such initiatives among nomads is contingent upon their sensitivity to a mobile lifestyle. The personal Bakkarwals of Jammu and Kashmir herd goat and sheep and are a subset of the buffalo-herding... 
 A Journey out of India  Anna K. Chacko A Journey out of India   $18.49  $13.87   
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A Journey out of India is a touching memoir, which describes the author’s life experiencing the joys and vicissitudes of growing up in a world of affluence followed by a period of privation. The book touches upon many issues relevant in today’s world: childhood, family, identity, sexual awakening, women, culture, and religious differences. Using events, memories, and pain and discovery as multiple colours on her layered palette, the author creates a sensual, impressionistic account of her... 
 Kailasanatha Temple  Arputharani Sengupta Kailasanatha Temple   $189.49  $142.12  Buy Now 
The new cultural study looks at intersection of Hellenistic and Egyptian-Lycian art forms in the religious sphere of dynastic India that was ushered by Buddhist Cult during the early Christian era. While specifying uniqueness of Indian culture it looks for external parallels and attempts to define the archaeological and cultural affiliation observed in terms of history of art forms in their cultural context. A discussion of artistic change, cultural identity, and religious belief foregrounds... 
 The Saraswati Flows On: The Continuity of Indian Culture  B. B. Lal The Saraswati Flows On: The Continuity of Indian Culture   $80.49  $60.37  Buy Now 
This book deals with two major controversies relating to India's past. First, It has been asserted by many scholars, both Indian and foreign, that the Sarasvati mentioned in the Rigveda is the Helmand of Afghanistan. The author examines the entire Rigvedic evidence and demonstrates that it goes counter to aforesaid assumption. On the other hand, there are compelling geographical data in the Rigveda itself which unambiguously show that the Rigvedic Sarasvati is none other than the present-day... 
 Pilgrimage Centres of India  B. K. Chaturvedi Pilgrimage Centres of India   $6.49  $4.87  Buy Now 
 
 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... 
 Tara In Hinduism: Study With Textual And Iconographical Documentation  Bikas Kumar Bhattacharya Tara In Hinduism: Study With Textual And Iconographical Documentation   $92.99  $69.74  Buy Now 
This documentation will help researches to make a through investigation into the Brahmanical cult of Tara, especially, in the background of cultural and ideological developments of India. The Ist Chapter presents a survey of the development of the concepts of the Mother Goddess in ancient India as gleaned from textual and archaeological sources, vis-à-vis the seedling of the godhead of Tara in her pleasant and terrible forms. The II chapter comprises a catalogue of 265 antique images of Tara.... 
 Sunderbans- The Mystic Mangrove  Biswajit Roy Chowdhury Sunderbans- The Mystic Mangrove   $83.49  $62.62  Buy Now 
The Sunderbans, the world's largest mangrove expanse, are nothing less than a hub for naturalists and scientists-a paradise for nature and wildlife photographers and a wonderland for tourists from all over the world. With a unique eco-system, two high tides and two low tides each day, this terrain is very difficult to negotiate, both for man and animal. Here the tiger strives hard to catch its prey while the deer is equally vigilant to defend itself from the predator. In such typical natural... 
 Erotic Art of the Kathmandu Valley  Bob Gibbons Erotic Art of the Kathmandu Valley   $16.49  $12.37  Buy Now 
This book goes a long way to providing an insight into these questions.  It gives us glimpses of life depicted as explicityly as it may without hurting the sentiments of more conservative societies. "This 'Naughtiness' of Nepalese art may send blushes to the furthest periphery of your senses. Erotic Art of the Kathmandu Valley', 116 pages, softback, colour photos, discusses the reasons for the erotic art on the temples, and is a cultural guide to this often misunderstood topic.... 
 Religious Art & Architecture of North East India  Braja Kishor Padhi Religious Art & Architecture of North East India   $125.49  $94.12  Buy Now 
Religious Art & Architecture of North East India by The book deals with the religion, art, architecture of various religious places belonging to Jainism, Buddhism, Hindu temples of Vaishnavism, Saivism, Shaktism, etc., Churches, Mosques. It contains seven chapters. The Chapter first analysises a short note on the southern zone interlinked with history of art and architecture of Orissa. The Chapter II is devoted to religious places of Jainism, Jain heritages, Jain sculptures and monuments... 
 Diary of Travels and Adventures in Upper India (2 Volumes in Hardcover)  C. J. C. Davdison Diary of Travels and Adventures in Upper India (2 Volumes in Hardcover)   $42.11  $31.58  Buy Now 
Diary of Travels and Adventures in Upper India in two volumes chronicles the travels and adventures of the Late Bengal Lt.Colonel of Engineers, C.J.C. Davidson. The book takes us on his adventure from Bareilly (in Rohilcund) to Hardwar and Nahun in the Himalayan Mountains. We join the adventurer on a tour in Bundelcund, a sporting excursion in the Kingdom of Oude, and a voyage down the Ganges. 
 Indian Sculpture: Towards the Rebirth of Aesthetics  Carmel Berkson Indian Sculpture: Towards the Rebirth of Aesthetics   $48.49  $36.37  Buy Now 
The author wonders why so many Indian studio sculptors today choose to follow their contemporaries in the west, since the vision of these peers is the exclusive product of the western historical past which bears little relevance to the complex world that is India. She expresses the hope that dormant cultural dynamics can be reawakened after depth encounters with the great sculpture of India. Hopefully this will result in revitalized native art forms. Diagrams, photographs and texts clarify... 
 The People of Tibet  Charles Bell The People of Tibet   $14.95  $11.21  Buy Now 
The present book is an attempt to speak about the life of the Tibetan people in their own homes. Shut-off from the outer world by their immense mountain barriers Tibet still presented a virgin field of enquiry. There has been little change in the inner life of the people during the last thousand years. About the Author: Sir Charles Bell was born in calcutta in 1870 and educated in England at Winchester and Oxford. He joined the Indian Civil Service. he wrote several... 
 Splendour of Fatehpur Sikari  Chob Singh Verma Splendour of Fatehpur Sikari   $31.99  $23.99  Buy Now 
Fatehpur Sikri-the red sand stone city built by Akbar is today one of the most important archaeological sites in India and exhibits an important phase of Mughal history. Here a galaxy of talented men lent luster to a brilliant Court. A visit to this historic city evokes this memorable epoch, when the dream of India-“equal respect for all religions” was realized again after centuries of conflict. This treatise - “Splendour of Fatehpur Sikri” traces the history of the town and planning and design... 
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