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In ancient India icons were symbols of the Divine path, India perhaps more than anywhere else covers herself with imagery of Gods and Goddesses. Reminders of the Divine path.
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 Rasa: Performing the Divine in India  Susan L. Schwartz Rasa: Performing the Divine in India   $12.49  $9.37  Buy Now 
While many people outside India find the images, sounds, and practices of Indian performing arts compelling and endeavor to incorporate them into the "global" repertoire, few are aware of the central role of religious belief and practice in Indian aesthetics. Completing the trilogy that includes Darsan: Seeing the Divine in India and Mantra: Hearing the Divine in India and America, this volume focuses on how rasa has been applied in a range of Indian performance traditions. "Rasa" is taste,... 
 The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning  Eva Rudy Jansen The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning   $15.99  $11.99  Buy Now 
Hinduism is more than a religion; it is a way of ife that has developed over approximately 5 milennia. Its rich and multicultured history, which has no equivalent among the great religions of the world, has made the structure of its mythical and philosophical principles into a highly differentiated maze, of which total knowledge is a practical impossibility. This volume cannot offer a complete survey of the meaning of Hinduism, but Eva Rudy Jansen does provide an extensive compilation of... 
 The Book of Hanuman  Parvez Dewan The Book of Hanuman   $16.49  $12.37  Buy Now 
Hanuman is an outstanding scholar, a fearless warrior and the ideal leutenant : intelligent, totally committed to his master, selfless and humble, Born into the Vanar tribe, a clan of the upa-devatas 9Demi-deities), he represents the four best-known divine attributes-akhand brahmacharya (lifelong celibacy), immense physical prowess, a command of the scriptures and unquestioning dasya bhakti (worship by serving the Lord). While Hanuman is a positive force in the life of Ram, stepping in when his... 
 Jain Iconography  B.C. Bhattacharya, Ed. Jain Iconography   $16.67  $12.50   
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 Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art  Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art   $19.49  $14.62  Buy Now 
 Sacred Hindu Symbols  Gautam Chatterjee Sacred Hindu Symbols   $22.49  $16.87  Buy Now 
 The Book of Buddhas  Eva Judy Jansen The Book of Buddhas   $22.95  $17.21  Buy Now 
Modern students who are drawn to the study and practice of Buddhism are not always able to easily learn the symbolic meaning of the various types of statuary connected to the study of this philosophy. In Buddhism, every symbol has a meaning, and this book explores the symbolism of the ritual objects that are used on statues and painting, as well as explaining the ritual meaning of the objects associated with Buddhism. This book serves as an introduction for Western students. it is not a... 
 Kings, Gods And People  Dr. Myneni Krishna Kumari Kings, Gods And People   $30.99  $23.24  Buy Now 
A Significant feature of this volume is the critical analysis of archaeological and historical sources relating to the specific issues of cultural history with special reference to Andhra region. Besides the historical sources, the oral traditions and folkloristic materials provide substantial materials for the better understanding of the culture of the people on which certain historical generalizations can be made. Further, it allows for a range of historical interpretations especially... 
 Aesthetics: Modern and Postmodern  Dr. B. Tirupati Rao Aesthetics: Modern and Postmodern   $33.69  $25.27  Buy Now 
Aesthetics: Modern and Postmodern is a steady study of philosophy and aesthetics with critical debate. In this insightful social-political discussion on aesthetics, Dr. B. Tirupati Rao examines the aesthetic phenomenon from Plato to Derrida. Dr. Rao focuses on the difference, if not the clash between modern and postmodern aesthetics. Dr Rao gives new clues for a fuller understanding of the intricate epistemological roots of modern, postmodern and poststructuralist aesthetics. This... 
 Crafting Traditions: Documenting Trades and Crafts in the Early 19th Century North India  Ghulam Yahya Mehr Afshan Farooqi (Tr. & Ed.) Crafting Traditions: Documenting Trades and Crafts in the Early 19th Century North India   $33.99  $25.49  Buy Now 
The Kitab-i-Tasavir Shishagaran Vaghairah Va Bayan-i-Alat-i-Anha (The IIIustrated Book About Makers of Glassware, etc. and a Description of Their Tools) is Written by Ghulam Yahya in a matter-of-fact scientific, observational style. It is an economic and ethnographic description of eleven tradesmen and their crafts in the district of Bareilly in the Rohilkhand area in the1820s. The text is augmented with detailed drawings, showing tools and processes and coloured paintings in the regional... 
 Of Past Dawns and Future Noons  Shonar Of Past Dawns and Future Noons   $37.49  $28.12  Buy Now 
Ancient India achieved and contributed in almost every field of human endeavour in ways that were bewildering for her time. Although much has been written on Indian culture and history, an attempt has been made here at a fresh approach. Practically all areas of human interest – architecture, sculpture, painting, handicrafts, dance, theatre, music, education, literature, politics, war, science, agriculture, medicine, religion – have been studied and presented. Historical, yet not... 
 Oracles and Demons of Tibet  Rene De Nebesky-Wojkowitz Oracles and Demons of Tibet   $38.49  $28.87   
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This book, a reprint of a long out-of-print study sheds fascinating insights on the occult secrets of Tibetan mysticism. It details the classification, appearance, and attributes of the Tibetan protective deities, their iconography, sacrifices, ceremonies, oracles, ritual dances, black magic and their cult of weather making. Table of Contents: Part I: The Iconography of the Protective Deities The Protective Deities. Their Classification, Appearance and Attributes A. The Jig Rten Las Pai'... 
 The Illustrated Dictionary of Hindu Iconography  Margaret Stutley The Illustrated Dictionary of Hindu Iconography   $38.49  $28.87   
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Indian art is becoming increasingly popular in the West, but it cannot be appreciated fully without some knowledge of the religious and philosophical background. Margaret Stutley covers all aspects of Hindu iconography, and explains that its roots lie far back in the style of prehistoric art which has remained part of a living tradition for 7, 000 years and which resembles the folk murals of many Indian houses today. The dictionary demonstrates the rich profusion of cults, divinities,... 
 Indian Myth and Legend  Donald A. Mackenzie Indian Myth and Legend   $38.95  $29.21  Buy Now 
Indian Myth and Legend deals with the myths and legends of India, which survive in the rich and abundant-storehouse of Sanskrit literature. The reader is introduced to the various sacred works of the Hindus. The ancient forest sages and poets of India invested the legendery themes and traditional beliefs with beautiful symbolism and used them as mediums for speculative thought and profound spiritual teaching. These ennobling ideas are still a potent culturing influence in the... 
 Holy Waters  Frans Baartmans Holy Waters   $38.99  $29.24  Buy Now 
The author brings together 250 "happenings of the Sacred Waters" in a chain of symbolism. It links diverse aspects of the universe with our daily experiences, our human condition. The author explores our willingness to acknowledge mythical thinking as an original constituent of our person. He finds that we are called upon to evolve in ourselves the myths and symbols of the sacred. About the Author:Frans Baartmans (1936) is a member of the London-based International Society of Mill Hill.... 
 Script and Image  Adalbert J. Gail, Gerd J.R. Mevissen and Richard Salomon Script and Image   $40.49  $30.37  Buy Now 
The articles collected in this volume, which were originally presented in the panels on art and epigraphy at the 12th World Sanskrit Conference in Helsinki, Finland, illustrate the depth, diversity and sophistication of recent studies in these subjects by scholars from several countries.  The subjects treated include new archaeological and epigraphic discoveries, the relation between textual and iconographic traditions in both Hindu and Buddhist contexts, the historical and Cultural... 
 Silparatna of Srikumara (2 Volumes)  T. Ganapathi Sastri (Ed.) Silparatna of Srikumara (2 Volumes)   $43.99  $32.99  Buy Now 
Silparatna, the authentic work on construction, iconography, Indian art, and allied matters. This is a highly useful work for those interested in iconography and achitecture. The science of silpa founded by Matanga, Bhrugu and other hoary sages are elaborately delt. Important information has been collected by the auhor srikumara from the vast silpa literature. Originally published in the Trivandrum Sanskrit series, in 2 volumes has been long out of Print, and is now being reprinted for the use... 
 Varaha in Indian Art, Culture and Literature  Shanti Lal Nagar Varaha in Indian Art, Culture and Literature   $44.99  $33.74  Buy Now 
 Indian Rock Art  S.K. Pandey Indian Rock Art   $50.00  $37.50   
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The rock-paintings is the only surviving source through which one can peep into the life of prehistoric people. They help us to know the process of the development, social changes, religion, artistic sensibility of the people of by-gone age. The book "Indian Rock Art" is pioneering work in the field of rock-paintings based on the thorough survey of painted rock-shelters of India. The book is based on scientific studies conducted by the author which pushed to dates of Indian rock paintings to... 
 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... 
 Rock Art in Orissa  Sadasiba Pradhan Rock Art in Orissa   $59.49  $44.62  Buy Now 
The book Rock Art in Orissa for the first time presents an exhaustive account of the rock art heritage in Orissa documented from 55 rock shelters by the explorer himself. It brings to limelight a distinct regional style in the rock art heritage of India. One notices a happy blending of engravings (petroglyphy) with paintings (pictographs), both being complementary to each other, drawn in non-thematic and non-figurative pictorial codes - a rare phenomenon not encountered so far from anywhere... 
 Architecture of Manasara : Illustrations of Architectural and Sculptural Objects - Manasara Series 5  Prasanna Kumar Acharya Architecture of Manasara : Illustrations of Architectural and Sculptural Objects - Manasara Series 5   $62.49  $46.87  Buy Now 
This is the fifth volume in the Architecture of Manasara series by Prasanna Kumar Acharya. It contains well over hundred plates exclusively devoted to the illustration of the text in the other volumes. Every aspect of architecture, from the insignificant one of fixing a peg to the elaborate construction of a multi-storeyed structure, is taken care of. The noteworthy feature is the minute attention and great care lavished in the preparation of drawings to clarify: The choice of sites for... 
 Manasara on Architecture and Sculpture : Sanskrit Text with Critical Notes - Manasara Series 3  Prasanna Kumar Acharya Manasara on Architecture and Sculpture : Sanskrit Text with Critical Notes - Manasara Series 3   $62.49  $46.87  Buy Now 
The ancient monuments of India possess that quality of leaving a lasting impact on the mind of the beholder and awakening his spirit. Their irresistible appeal has resulted in the creation of a vast literature dealing mostly with their aesthetic aspects. The technical aspect was neglected; for information on this subject was scarce and available only in the manuscripts with private owners scattered all over India.  Undaunted by the dismal prospect before him, Prasanna Kumar Acharya... 
 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... 
 Pallava Rock Architecture and Sculpture  Elisabeth Beck Pallava Rock Architecture and Sculpture   $75.49  $56.62   
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Divided into sections devoted to the eras of two great Pallava kings, Mahendravarman and Narasimha Mahamalla, this book describes the development of the Pallava cave temples in Tamil Nadu from their early, primitive outlines to the intricately sculpted creations of Mamallapuram. Enriched by more than 200 black and white photographs and illustrations and printed entirely on art paper, it provides both extensive historical backgrounds to these eras and the panoramic details of rock architecture... 
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01.The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Shingon Buddhism (2 Vol)
02.Architecture of Manasara : Illustrations of Architectural and Sculptural Objects - Manasara Series 5
03.Silparatna of Srikumara (2 Volumes)
04.Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism (3 vols)
05.Symbolism of the Stupa
06.The Illustrated Dictionary of Hindu Iconography
07.Manasara on Architecture and Sculpture : Sanskrit Text with Critical Notes - Manasara Series 3
08.Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art
09.Geometrical Patterns Of Ancient Icons
10.Images Of Varahi - An Iconographic Study
11.Oracles and Demons of Tibet
12.The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning
Debate in Tibetan Buddhist Education
Cheiro's You and Your Star
The Brahma Sutra
Encyclopaedia of Indian Medicine (Volume Two)
Shaivism: In the Light of Epics, Puranas and Agamas
Sri Lalita Sahasranama
Vegetarian Roti
The Word Index of Abhidharma-Kosha
Diabetes mellitus in Indian medicine
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