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 The Fantastic Beings of Ancient India: From 2500 B.C. to the VIth Centery A.D. (Vol. 1)  Zhu Xintian The Fantastic Beings of Ancient India: From 2500 B.C. to the VIth Centery A.D. (Vol. 1)   $437.99  $328.49  Buy Now 
The origin and evolution of fantastic beings and animals, the vyala, have not been deeply studied by scholars so far. The meaning and purpose of these fantastic figures has been lost in a far distant past.Scholars have still different interpretations for the composite animals seen on the Indus Valley seals and the sculptures and statuettes of the early period in India. Yet it is proved in this work, that there is a resemblance between composite animals of the Indus Valley and those discovered... 
 The Three Boys: And Other Buddhist Folktales from Tibet  Yeshi Dorjee The Three Boys: And Other Buddhist Folktales from Tibet   $14.49  $10.87  Buy Now 
A virtuous young woman journeys to the land of the Dead to retrieve the still-beating heart of a king; a wily corpse-monster tricks his young captor into setting him free, the king falls under a curse that turns him into a cannibal; a shepherd who understands the speech of animals, saves a princess from certain death. These are just a few of the wondrous tales that await readers of this collection of Tibetan Buddhist Folktales. Fifteen stories are told for modern readers in a vivid, accessible... 
 Managing Our Cultural Heritage  Xavier Greffe Managing Our Cultural Heritage   $50.49  $37.87  Buy Now 
Cultural heritage is the sum-total of historical sites, neighbourhoods, art collections and practices tat a society inherits from its past and tries to preserve for future generations. In principle, nothing is as far removed from our production-and-trade-based economy as this body of unchanging assets that defy duplication. However, the development of cultural tourism, the importance of artistic pursuits and the vitality of art markets, testify to the economic value of this heritage. By... 
 Culture and consciousness  William S. Haney II Culture and consciousness   $30.99  $23.24  Buy Now 
Culture and Consciousness argues that the vast interdisciplinary boom in consciousness research has enormous implications for literary and cultural studies, and that the potential benefits of this research in the twenty-first century are momentous. Its objective is to show how consciousness studies can help us reassess our approach to key issues and the fundamental assumptions of contemporary theory and criticism. In eight chapters, the first three theoretical and the others largely applied,... 
 Hindu Mythology  W.J. Wilkins Hindu Mythology   $16.49  $12.37  Buy Now 
Hindu mythology is a fascinating world of legends and stories centred around a sophisticated structure and hierarchy of deities and their worship. The many gods and goddesses, depicted in myriad forms in art and literature, constitute a sacred and complex subject of interesting study. The book, 'Hindu Mythology' attempts to offer a systematic and complete account of the names and character of the deities of Hinduism and their relationship with one another. The book, typed afresh, studies the... 
 An Encyclopaedia of Faiths and Folklore  W. Carew Hazlitt An Encyclopaedia of Faiths and Folklore   $138.99  $104.24  Buy Now 
It is very rare indeed that a book on popular antiquities or any other analogous topic so commands itself to the public, and so maintains its rank and estimation, as to continue to be the recognized source of reference in successive editions during more that a century and a half. This work is a dictionary of national beliefs, superstitions and popular customs, past and current, with their classical and foreign analogues, described and illustrated. The governing aim herein was to accumulate and... 
 The Technique of Pahari Painting : An Inquiry into Aspects of Materials, Methods and History : (Based Upon Observation and Field –Work)  Vishwa Chander Ohri The Technique of Pahari Painting : An Inquiry into Aspects of Materials, Methods and History : (Based Upon Observation and Field –Work)   $112.99  $84.74   
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This richly illustrated book is the first detailed study of the technique of Indian painting with an emphasis on the particulars for crafting of Pahari paintings of the Basohli, the Guler and the Kangra styles. After Moti Chandra’s The Technique of Mughal painting, 1949, numerous articles on various aspects of this subject had appeared in the long intervening period. The author presents here a comprehensive account of the technique, the methods and the materials used in painting, miniatures... 
 Jaina Rock-Cut Caves in Western India (In 2 Volumes)  Viraj Shah Jaina Rock-Cut Caves in Western India (In 2 Volumes)   $314.49  $235.87  Buy Now 
The hilly region of Mahrashtra on the western coast of India is famous for a long and rich tradition of rock-cut architecture with some of the famous and world heritage Buddhist and Brahmanical cave-sites such as Ajanta, Ellora and Elephanta. Compared to these, the Jaina caves of the region, except those at Ellora, are little known. This book attempts to bring to light these less-known Jaina caves, about seventy caves scattered over western, hilly areas and excavated over a span of 1500... 
 Buddhist Sculptural Art of Krishna Lower Valley  Vinay Kumar Rao Buddhist Sculptural Art of Krishna Lower Valley   $160.49  $120.37  Buy Now 
Krishna is one of the most prominent rivers of peninsular India. It forms a large and fertile land. The convenient navigational approach to sea through Krishna helped in flourishing number of urban settlements like Amaravati, Nagarjunakonda, Goli, Jaggayepetta, Chezarla, Ghantasala, Gummadidurru, Bhattiprolu. The river also encouraged the rulers and traders of this region to influence the polity, economy and culture through maritime relations in Far East Asian region. The political and... 
 Perspectives of Savitri: Volume 1  Various Authors Perspectives of Savitri: Volume 1   $18.99  $14.24  Buy Now 
This first volume of two is a collection of articles on the epic Savitri by a wide variety of authors, many of whom came in direct contact with Sri Aurobindo and thus were able to provide an intimate personal feel to their writings. In the words of the editor, "While making a selection of articles from various authors in the present volume the working thumb-rule followed was to see that the compilation is sufficiently broad-based to cover in an over-all way the numerous aspects of the epic."... 
 Understanding Thoughts of Sri Aurobindo  Various Authors Understanding Thoughts of Sri Aurobindo   $32.99  $24.74  Buy Now 
This anthology of penetrating essays that explore and explain the avenues of thought laid out by Sri Aurobindo in his major writings offers to the reader a deep and wide look at philosophy, evolution, education, poetry and art, man and his relations, politics and the state, and yoga and psychology. The contributors are committed and serious scholars who feel that Sri Aurobindo’s thought offers the surest basis for understanding the past, present, and future dilemmas facing man. The book... 
 Temples of Karnataka: An Epigraphical Study  Varija R. Bolar Temples of Karnataka: An Epigraphical Study   $192.49  $144.37  Buy Now 
Temples are the best architectural forms which reveal the deepest faith of devotees in religion. Representing sacred architecture, they demonstrate the cultural landscape of the time and stand testimony to the contemporary socio-religious ethos of the society. This book traces the history of temples of Karnataka covering the period from 3rd century B.C. to 1050 AD. Chronologically based on the inscriptions found in the erstwhile 19 districts of Karnataka, it throws ample light on the antiquity... 
 The Student's Sanskrit-English Dictionary  Vaman Shivram Apte The Student's Sanskrit-English Dictionary   $50.49  $37.87  Buy Now 
About the book: The present Dictionary is designed to meet the long-felt need of the English knowing reader, who is interested in the study of classical as well as modern Sanskrit. It covers a very large field - Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, Puranas and Upapuranas, Smrti and Niti literature, Darsanas or Systems of Philosophy, such as Nyaya, Vedanta, Mimamsa, Sankhya and Yoga, Grammar, Rhetoric, Poetry in all its branches, Dramatic and Narrative literature, Mathematics,... 
 Vaishnavism: An Iconographical Study  Vaishali Welankar Vaishnavism: An Iconographical Study   $352.99  $264.74  Buy Now 
Iconography as a key to trace the socio-religious changes has been attempted successfully by some eminent scholars like Dr. R. Champaklakshmi, Dr. Haripriya Rangarajan etc. The present volume is in alignment with such efforts and yet stands distinctive as it tries to probe into the question of amalgamation of various incoming trends for shaping the sectarian scenario as revealed through iconographic developments. The study is confined to the Marathi speaking region and pertains to the time... 
 Literary and Historical Studies in Indology  V.V. Mirashi Literary and Historical Studies in Indology   $31.99  $23.99  Buy Now 
Literary and Historical Studies in Indology contains twenty-seven articles grouped under four sections. The first section has nine articles on various topics dealing with Indian literature and history. This is the fifth collection of the research articles of Dr. Mirashi, dealing with various problems of Sanskrit literature, ancient Indian history, art and architecture. 
 History of Indian Literature Vol. II  V.S. Sarma, Tr. History of Indian Literature Vol. II   $25.49  $19.12  Buy Now 
The present English translation is based on the original German work written by Professor Winternitz and has been revised in the light of further researches on the subject by different scholars in India and elsewhere. Vol. I relates to Veda (the four Samhitas), Brahmanas, Aranyakas, Upanisads, Vedangas and the Literature of the ritual. The Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Puranic literature and Tantra. Vol. II deals with the Buddhist Literature of India and the Jaina Literature. Vol. III... 
 Devi: Goddesses in Indian Art and Literature  V.R. Parthasarathy Devi: Goddesses in Indian Art and Literature    $175.49  $131.62  Buy Now 
The worship of the Divine as a Mother has an ancient history and persists in many cultures to the present day. The evolution of Goddess worship in India from the proto historic period to the Sixth century has been studied with relevant sculptural examples. A perusal of select texts provides a literary basis for this study. Further, the symbolic significance behind the icons comes to light by understanding the technical aspects of iconography. The book attempts to trace the various... 
 A Lament  V.N. Sekhri A Lament   $21.99  $16.49  Buy Now 
All of us have heard stories of partition and have also read about it in history books.  Here is a real life story of a man who had gone throught all those circumstances. The book is an explict picture of all those who had to leave their hearth and home and adjust to the multifarious demands of the new land and situations. 
 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Sarmad : Maulana Azad memorial lecture, 2006  V.N. Datta Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Sarmad : Maulana Azad memorial lecture, 2006   $18.99  $14.24  Buy Now 
Maulana Azad wrote his essay on Sarmad when he was twenty-three. His essay was hailed as a masterpiece. Some scholars have traced in this essay the genesis and growth of Azad’s religious thought and political life. With his wide learning and penetrating insights, V.N. Datta gives altogether a different perspective by arguing that Azad saw in his essay on Sarmad a lucid mirror of his own life and experiences. He seeks to answer why Azad wrote his essay; what gave impulse to his thoughts, and... 
 Some Aspects of the Rasa Theory  V.M. Kulkarni (Ed.) Some Aspects of the Rasa Theory   $7.99  $5.99  Buy Now 
About the Author: Dr. V. M. Kulkarni, formerly Director, B. L. Institute of Indology, Patan, Professor of Sanskrit and Prakrit (Maharashtra Educational Service, Class I) and Director of Languages, Maharashtra State, Bombay has taught Sanskrit and Prakrit Literature, Sanskrit Poetics and Aesthetics for several years. Besides contributing critical articles and notes to Encyclopaedias in English and Marathi he has published over ninety papers and critical reviews in various Research Journals of... 
 Untold Stories of King Bhoja  V.A.K.Ayer Untold Stories of King Bhoja   $4.99  $3.74  Buy Now 
This is a collection of 43 inter related delightful stories. There are many thoughtful stories, inculcating lessons of ethical value and should be read by the young and old alike. Truth speaking, generosity, chastity, loyalty, brotherliness are well told through the medium of interesting stories. More details: Though there are so many stories in the book, they are inter related. Each one is a sort of continuation from the previous one. The stories are told by Sage Dattatreya, a yogi, a pig, a... 
 Stories of Vikramaditya: Vetala Panchavimsati  V.A.K.Aiyer Stories of Vikramaditya: Vetala Panchavimsati   $5.99  $4.49  Buy Now 
These stories of King Vikramaditya appeared in the Bhavan’s Journal under the caption of Vetala Panchavimsati. In response to a public demand the stories have been compiled in a book form. They are the stories as told by a ghoul residing in a dead body which is supposed to be brought by King Vikram to an ascetic. If he speaks the body goes back to its original position and Vikram has to go back to bring it. These stories of Vikram and Betaal have been very popular since they contain an... 
 A Commentary on Sri Aurobindo's Poem Ilion  V. Murugesu A Commentary on Sri Aurobindo's Poem Ilion   $15.99  $11.99  Buy Now 
The blurb states regarding Sri Aurobindo's poem Ilion that it "ranks as one of the world's masterpieces among heroic epics. A magnificent composition in hexameter, unique in English poetry, its lines carry a musical melody uplifting the reader to heights of enchanting ecstasy. Its nobility and grandeur are brought out in beautiful imagery and exquisite poetical language abounding in figures of speech. The characters in the poem are of a high calibre and the references to Greek Mythology add... 
 Towards a Global Future: Agenda of the Third Millennium --- A New Curriculum for the Next Future  V. Madhusudan Reddy Towards a Global Future: Agenda of the Third Millennium --- A New Curriculum for the Next Future   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
Presents a vision of the future, and shows how the pillars of human civilisation - philosophy, spirituality, education, literature, the fine arts, politics, economics, law and science - can evolve in the process of realising that vision.             
 Gems From The Ocean of Spiritual Hindu Thought  V. Krishnamurthy Gems From The Ocean of Spiritual Hindu Thought   $25.99  $19.49  Buy Now 
The ocean of Hindu scriptural wisdom in the form of teachings of ancient masters of the religion is too massive for a single individual. This book presents, however, a compact connected collection of such wisdom from the vast and deep literature on Spiritual Hindu Thought. Presenting the esoteric meanings and significance of numerous names of Gods, through the words of Rishis, it explains the philosophical foundations of Hinduism, rooted in the Upanisads, the Gita and other ancient scriptures.... 
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