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 The A to Z of Hinduism  Bruce M. Sullivan The A to Z of Hinduism   $17.99  $13.49  Buy Now 
The A-to-Z of Hinduism is a unique, quick-reference book on what is probably the world's oldest major religion. The reach of this book is as wide as that of Hinduism it, covering in alphabetically arranged entries: The historical evolution of Hinduism; Cultural practices and popular beliefs Philosophical ideas and religious thought Mythology and rituals Important religious figures and events Major Hindu scriptures and concepts Pilgrimage sites and sacred places Hindu art, literature... 
 Mayamata: An Indian Treatise on Housing Architecture and Iconography  Bruno Dagens Mayamata: An Indian Treatise on Housing Architecture and Iconography   $122.99  $92.24   
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The MAYAMATA is a Vastusastra, that is to say a 'treatise on dwelling' and, as such,  it deals with all the facets of gods' and men's dwellings, from the choice of a site to the iconography of temple walls. It contains numerous and precise descriptions of villages and towns as well as of temples, houses, mansions and palaces. It gives indications for the selection of a proper orientation, of right dimentions and of appropriate building materials. It intends to be a manual for... 
 Mayamatam: Treatise of Housing Architecture and Iconography (2 Volumes)  Bruno Dagens, Ed. & Tr. Mayamatam: Treatise of Housing Architecture and Iconography (2 Volumes)   $168.99  $126.74  Buy Now 
The Mayamata is a Vastusastra, i.e. a treatise on dwelling, and as such it deals with all the facets of gods' and men's dwellings, from the choice of the site to the iconography of the temple walls. It contains numerous and precise descriptions of villages and towns as well as of the temples, houses, mansions and palaces. It gives indications for the selection of a proper orientation, right dimensions, and of appropriate materials. It intends to be a manual for the architect and a guidebook for... 
 Kumbhalgarh: The Pride of Maharanas of Mewar  C. Dorje Kumbhalgarh: The Pride of Maharanas of Mewar   $115.49  $86.62  Buy Now 
Kumbhalgarh has played an important role in the history of Mewar, particularly from the time of Maharana Kumbha to Maharana Pratap. It is located at a distance of 80 km north-west of Udaipur and about 48 km to the west of Rajsamand in Rajasthan. Due to the strategic location of the Fort, Maharana Pratap continued to retain his second capital here at Kumbhalgarh. In this monograph, an attempt has been made to highlight the historical background of the Mewar State and Kumbhalgarh, its... 
 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. 
 Ancient Indian Tales  C.N. Burchett Ancient Indian Tales   $17.95  $13.46  Buy Now 
Readers will find selections from the Mahabharata, Ramayana, Puranas, Subandhu's Vasavadatta, bana's kadambari and Harshacharita, not to mention Dandin's Tales of Ten Princes (Dasakumaracharita), and finally the work of the eleventh century Kashmiri poet, Soma Deva's- The Ocean of Streams of Story (Katha Sarit Sagar). 
 Appreciation of Indian Art  C.P. Sinha Appreciation of Indian Art   $70.18  $52.64  Buy Now 
Art in India, as in other countries of the world, was principally devoted to the service of religion. It reflects the intimate relationship of ideas and life.Mythology, symbolism and iconography are just vehicles or aids to understand the essence and spirit of Indian art as each symbol or every icon has a specific meaning and is expressed with a specific purpose. To appreciate and enjoy Art in its proper perspective, it is imperative to understand the inner meaning and the philosophy behind the... 
 Vikramorvasiyam of Kalidasa  C.R. Devadhar Vikramorvasiyam of Kalidasa   $8.49  $6.37  Buy Now 
The romance of Pururavas and Urvashi, which Kalidasa has dramatized in the Vikramorvashiyam, is one of the most ancient and popular stories. One can find it recorded in the form of dialogue in the Rigveda, which is regarded as the oldest literary monument. And although, in the course of its transmigration of thousands of years in Indian literature, it has undergone several changes in single points of details, it has remained almost the same in all its essential features-so profound has been its... 
 Works of Kalidasa - Volume II Poetry  C.R. Devadhar Works of Kalidasa - Volume II Poetry   $44.99  $33.74  Buy Now 
This volume contains five Kavyas of Kalidasa: Srngaratilaka, Rtusamhara, meghaduta, Kumarasambhava and Raghuvamsa.  Srngaratilaka and Rtusmhara display the poetic imagination of his early youth.  The meghaduta is the work of his advanced years.  The Kumarasmbhava and Raghuwamsa  are the works of his mature age. His Kavyas are praised for the happy choice of his subjects, for his illustrations derived from nature and human life.  In this volume the text is... 
 Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa (Devadhar)  C.R. Devadhar, Ed. Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa (Devadhar)   $9.99  $7.49  Buy Now 
The Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa is a tour-de-force of literary effort of a very high order, and is in fact the oriflamme of Indian Poetic genius. It is a gem among Kalidasa`s poetic works. It Sings of divine love and of the strife between Taraka`s demon hosts and godly hosts led by Kumar in which ultimately Asura Taraka is worsted. It is based on a leyena of the Sivapurana. 
 Earth, Water, Fire, & Air  Cait Johnson Earth, Water, Fire, & Air   $10.99  $8.24  Buy Now 
The root of human spirituality is grounded in four elements—earth, water, fire and air. They are common to all people and almost every spiritual path; they are the keys to our understanding of Spirit; and they can help you achieve personal fulfillment and re-connection with others.  This inspiring guidebook explains the role of the elements in different faith traditions and how they’ve been incorporated into religious practices and ceremonies. You will be encouraged to explore your own... 
 Folk Tales from Tibet  Capt. W F O'Connor Folk Tales from Tibet   $10.99  $8.24  Buy Now 
Folk Tales from Tibet is a collection of some of the most exquisite stories from Tibet recorded by Captan W F O'Connor.  These tales were collected during his tenure as secretary and interpreter with the Lhasa Mission of 1904.  They were compiled at a time when the western world knew little or nothing about this mystical and exotic country. 
 The Baital pachisi  Captan W. Hollings The Baital pachisi   $5.49  $4.12  Buy Now 
These immortal tales of chivalry and skullduggery, wisdom and foolishness, honesty and deceit, are about Baital, a mythical wraith like figure accrediated with supernatural powers, and King Vikramaditya whose wisdom is matched only by King Solomon of the Biblical fame. 
 Musical Instruments of the World  Carl Engel Musical Instruments of the World     
Contents: Origin of musical instruments Pre-historic and Egyptian musical instruments Musical instruments of ancient Assyrians and Hebrews Musical instruments of Greeks and Romans Musical instruments of China Musical instruments of Persia and Arabia Musical instruments of American Indians Musical instruments of mediaeval Europe Development of musical instruments Orchestras and musical bands Post medieval musical instruments Musical instruments of India. Bibliography.... 
 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... 
 Treasure Forest: Winner Of The Nautilus Award For Best Young Adult Fiction, 2004  Cat Bordhi Treasure Forest: Winner Of The Nautilus Award For Best Young Adult Fiction, 2004   $15.99  $11.99  Buy Now 
"How can you retrieve a treasure from the bottom of a pond without disturbing the water?" This is the challenge left for Ben by his Grandma Daphne, who has just died in the mysterious forest near her home. The author, Cat Bordhi, narrates how Ben and his sister Sara convince their reluctant parents to move there, in spite of the fierce hermit who lives beyond the swamp. Ben and Sara learn the deepest truths of the forest while their parents’ worst fears seem to be realized. A wheelchair-bound... 
 Hanuman  Catherine Ludvik Hanuman   $14.95  $11.21  Buy Now 
The monkey-god Hanuman, one of contemporary Hinduism's most popular deities, has a long history in Indian art and literature. This study traces Hanuman's gradual evolution from his role as helper and messenger of Rama in the Valmiki Ramayana in the 3rd century B.C.E. to his more dominant function in Tulasi Dasa's Ramacaritamanasa, written circa 1575 C.E. The study begins with a concentrated overview of Hanuman's non-Aryan origins and later associations. It then illustrates and elucidated... 
 Champaklal as an Artist  Champaklal Champaklal as an Artist   $31.49  $23.62  Buy Now 
Regarding Champaklal's artistic capacity Sri Aurobindo once wrote in the 1930s "Champaklal has a natural talent already developed to an unusual degree." This commemorative album presents: Paintings, Drawings and Studies from Life Paintings Created by Marbling Technique on art paper Selections from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother on "Beauty and Art"           
 Visions of Champaklal  Champaklal Visions of Champaklal   $9.49  $7.12  Buy Now 
Champaklal - one of the earliest and foremost disciples of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother - was their personal attendant for over five decades. This book presents a collection of his dreams and visions, some with the interpretations given by Sri Aurobindo. An artist of exceptional merit, he has translated some of his dreams and visions in the language of symbolic painting. Some of these paintings are also included in this collection along with their... 
 Nayika Bheda in Kathak  Chetana Jyotishi Nayika Bheda in Kathak   $100.49  $75.37  Buy Now 
Nayika Bheda in Kathak deals with various types of heroines with respect to their mental setup and apparent behaviour. Women are ever unpredictable. A close study of their behavior right from an early age can provide a clue to dealing with them. Various female characters in Natya, ie Drama, revolve around her temperament, and attitude towards life as a whole. Drama attempts to portray true picture of women hitherto called Nayika. Kathak dance is rich in this respect. It presents various facets... 
 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... 
 Arts and Crafts of Indus Civilization  Choodamani Nandagopal Arts and Crafts of Indus Civilization   $115.49  $86.62  Buy Now 
The self-conscious Indus people produced something distinct in every field of activity, including art and craft. The Harappans introduced the ceramic wares, metal and lithic tools and regulated trade. The Indus phase of art stands for the originality of form and content which was treated with metaphysical approaches and canonized in the later phases of Indian art history. On the basis of physical features, the territorial extent of the Indus Empire can be divided into four provinces, namely... 
 Hanuman or The Way of the Wind  Christine Devin Hanuman or The Way of the Wind   $10.99  $8.24  Buy Now 
This marvellous story of the great leap of the monkey-god over the sea to Lanka is recounted by Valmiki, the famous author of the original Ramayana. This is followed by several episodes from the epic in which Hanuman plays a crucial role. An extract from the Tulsidas’s Ramayana has also been added as well as notes on this poet. The introduction explores the symbolic meaning of Hanuman, a deity much alive in Indian minds even today. Notes are provided. 
 Parvati or Extreme Love  Christine Devin Parvati or Extreme Love   $13.49  $10.12  Buy Now 
Adaptation of the famous poem in sanskrit by Kalidasa. It describes the union of the god Shiva and his consort Parvati. How the beauty of the goddess could not seduce the ascetic god, by which means she finally succeeded in conquering him, what was the ecstasy of the lovers, such is the subject of this story in which the extreme of asceticism blends with the extreme of sensuality. 
 Shakuntala or The Ring of Remembrance  Christine Devin Shakuntala or The Ring of Remembrance   $12.49  $9.37  Buy Now 
This adaptation of the masterpiece by Kalidasa is told in simple language. It is a moving and poetic love story seen from the inner perspective of the protagonists themselves. Notes on Kalidasa are provided, as well as a comparison with the Shakuntala of the Mahabharata. Important comments by Sri Aurobindo on Kalidasa have been reproduced. 
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