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 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 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... 
 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... 
 At Play With Krishna  John Stratton Hawley At Play With Krishna   $48.49  $36.37  Buy Now 
Every year thousands of pilgrims travel to Brindavan, the village where Krishna is said to have lived as child. There, in one of north India’s great spiritual centers, they witness a series of religious dramas called ras lilas, whose central roles are performed by children. By translating four plays that collectively span this cycle, John Hawley provides a lively perspective on the mythology of Krishna as Hindus experience it today. His book contains an opening chapter describing the... 
 Banaras Region  Rana P.B. Singh Banaras Region   $22.49  $16.87  Buy Now 
This book is the first compendium of cultural sites in and around Varanasi. It covers a very wide range of places and subjects and provides a huge quantity of information, being a veritable small encyclopedia of the Banaras region. About the Author: Rana P.B. Singh is professor in the Dept. of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and Founding President, Society of Heritage Planning & Environmental Health. Pravin S. Singh is a visiting faculty in the Dept. of History of Art... 
 Banaras, The Heritage City of India Geography, History, and Bibliography  Rana P.B. Singh Banaras, The Heritage City of India Geography, History, and Bibliography   $50.99  $38.24  Buy Now 
"This book describes various facets of geography, history and heritage of Varanasi, the heritage city of India, on/about which a vast historical literature is available. The section on Geography covers the general background of the topography, climate, soils, vegetation, and human landscape. The history section gives a general brief outline of history, from the ancient to the modern, including a chronological chart. The issue of inscribing the heritage scopes, especially of the riverfront... 
 Benares A World within a World  Richard Lannoy Benares A World within a World   $42.49  $31.87  Buy Now 
This book is the most inclusive presentation of Benraras city ever attempted. It is the fruit of a lifelong interest in Benaras from 1953 until the present day by an author well known for his unusual combination of reflective thought, scholarship and poetic sensibility. This book shows the metaphysical substructure of the city organized as a microcosm of the universe. Also the extremely ancient cults of the pillar and the sun-wheel survive and continue to underpin the society's ritual calendar... 
 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... 
 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... 
 Buddhist Literature and Art  Compiled by Mahendra & P. Mittal Buddhist Literature and Art   $16.67  $12.50  Buy Now 
The basic Buddhist literature grew up on Indian siol in Pali nad Sanskrit languages and has shaped the Intellectual climate of India in ancient times. Soon it spread out to other Asian countries and reformed their psyche. It will be a gigentic work to be undertaken by a team of scholars. The Buddhist art occupies a very significant position in the totality of Indian art traditions. The Buddhist art went outside India alongwith the spread of Buddhism and it assumed newer forms in the countries... 
 Buddhist Records of the Western World  Samuel Beal Buddhist Records of the Western World   $39.95  $29.96  Buy Now 
Among the various travelogues, Hiuen Tsiang's Si-yu-ki or Records of the Western World, is regarded to be the most valuable source-book for the study of ancient Indian history. Si-yu-ki is not merely a travel-diary recording Hiuen Tsiang's visit to various places in India and the places en route, but is also an account of the conditions of India during the seventh century. This journey was undertaken by Hiuen Tsiang primarily with a view to visiting the Buddhist places of pilgrimage... 
 Buddhist Tales in Modern Times Stories of the Soul  Ven. Gyomyo Nakamura Buddhist Tales in Modern Times Stories of the Soul   $9.99  $7.49  Buy Now 
Stories of the Soul are a collection of stories woven from the many accounts which exist of things the author did and experienced. Most of the stories have been inspired by the author's various trips to Latah, Nepal and many places in India. This book takes us to a fantasy world where there are animals, insects, birds, and trees that talk and behave like human beings. The stories are presented in an unusual but interesting style. As in Buddhists teachings, most of the characters mentioned... 
 Cashmere Kashir That Was  S. Sapru Cashmere Kashir That Was   $12.49  $9.37  Buy Now 
This book describes basically the life and times of the half-a-million people of this community living in peace and harmony with nature.  It also delves into the march of the people from medieval times into the modern age and the impact of transport and communication technologies that opened a window for information flow into the valley cocooned for so long due to the high mountains all around. India is a land of communities, and Kashmiri Pandits are one of them. Though they are the... 
 Catalogue of Coins  R.B. Whitehead Catalogue of Coins   $8.33  $6.25  Buy Now 
The book describes four hundred and six coins comprising well known types of all important rulers as well as a number of rare specimens. The catalogue is in three parts-first part deals with coins of pre-Muhammad an dynasties, second with those of Pathan kings and the third with the coins of Mughal emperors. 
 Chasing the Monk's Shadow  Mishi Saran Chasing the Monk's Shadow   $27.95  $20.96  Buy Now 
In the seventh century AD, the Chinese monk Xuanzang set off on an epic journey to India to study Buddhist philosophy from the Indian masters. Traveling along the Silk Road, braving brigands and blizzards, Xuanzang finally reached India, where his spiritual quest took him to Buddhist holy places and monasteries throughout the subcontinent. Fourteen hundred years later, Mishi Saran follows in Xuanzang's footsteps to the fabled oasis cities of China and Central Asia, and the Buddhist... 
 Chittor-Historical View and a Guide  Irmgard Meininger Chittor-Historical View and a Guide   $13.89  $10.42  Buy Now 
It presents the history and culture of Rajasthan's greatest fortified citadel and Mewar's ancient capital, Chittorgarh. It narrates the heroic sages of its warriors and describes its beautiful palaces, temples and lakes. Table of Contents: Foreword Preface Chittor in the eyes of historians and travellers Historical overview A tour of Chittor Historical-genealogical tree of the dynasty of Mewar Glossary Plan of Rana Kumbha’s Palace Sources and bibliography. About the... 
 Chittorgadh Kirtti-Stambha  R. Nath Chittorgadh Kirtti-Stambha   $83.33  $62.50  Buy Now 
Maharana Kumbha of Mewar, who was the preceptor of Medieval Indian Renaissance, built his greatest monument, the Kirttistambha in the fort of Chittorgadh (Rajasthan) between 1440 and 1460 A D. It is generally known by the misnomer Vijaya Stambha (The Tower of Victory), though it was not built to commemorate a military event. The author has examined here the fundamental question : what was the idea which led to its incarnation in such a beautiful form, under such headings as Mahameru, Vedic... 
 Coin Splendour  Prasanna Rao Bandela Coin Splendour   $66.67  $50.00  Buy Now 
Coins are indeed the most enduring pieces of frozen time. These time-capsules transport us instantly into our past. They conjure up before us the lives and times of our ancestors. They provide the most authoritative record of history. As pieces of evidence they are invaluable because they may add a new fact, or a name, or a date to history. The rise and fall of great early civilizations of Rome and Greece are well chronicled and illustrated on their coins. In India, for example, the coins of... 
 Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism (3 vols)  Swami Harshananda Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism (3 vols)   $96.49  $72.37  Buy Now 
The book that is now in your hands is expected to remedy this problem to a considerable extent. The subjects dealt with are: religion, philosophy, mythology, rituals, scriptural works, festivals and pilgrim centres, astrology, biographies of religious personalities, iconography, temples and religious institutions. Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism with are closely allied to Hinduism have also been dealt with briefly. Short biographical notes of the better known ideologists have been added at the... 
 Copper Coins of India  W.H. Valentine Copper Coins of India   $21.99  $16.49  Buy Now 
 
 Delhi : A Tale of Seven Cities  Urmila Verma Delhi : A Tale of Seven Cities   $21.95  $16.46  Buy Now 
The story of the city of Delhi has a Phoenix like characteristic and phenomenal magnetism. The book narrates the seven cities as Lalkot and Kila Rai Pithora, the first city of Delhi, moving on to Siri, Tughlakabad, Jahanpanah, Firozabad, Dinpanah and Shahajanabad. Buffeted by monarchic and dynastic changes, the city of Delhi still preserves glimpses of the past memories. The book is an attempt to revive those memories. About the Author: Urmila Varma was nominated as a... 
 Delhi City of Yoginis  Suphal Kumar Delhi City of Yoginis   $13.99  $10.49  Buy Now 
This book should be an eye opener and a jolt back to reality and the realization that it is time to search for one's roots, not in the by lanes of London or New York, but there in Delhi, the seat of a heritage still unfathomed by those closest to it. 
 Delhi: Light, Shades, Shadows  DN Chaudhuri Delhi: Light, Shades, Shadows   $24.49  $18.37  Buy Now 
Whether it is the narrow lanes of Old Delhi, partition and the dramatic days that followed, the River Yamuna in flood, the Delhi railway station or college life at Delhi University, Delhi: Light, Shades, Shadows captures the spirit of the capital city of India. Indeed, Dhruva N Chaudhuri has seen Delhi from close quarters. Son of the famous ‘Unknown Indian’, the late Nirad C Chaudhuri, Dhruva presents Delhi’s history in a vivid and natural way. Delhi: Light, Shades, Shadows holds an... 
 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. 
 Driving holidays in the Himalayas Himachal  Koko Singh Driving holidays in the Himalayas Himachal   $30.99  $23.24  Buy Now 
The breezy style of Driving Holidays in the Himalayas, encompassing potted histories, insights into culture and customs, not to mention suggestions of where to take picnic breaks en route, makes for an enjoyable read. This book includes: • Detailed itineraries with costs • Driving maps for all sectors and a large state foldout map • Recommendations for accommodation and food • An expert’s guide to trekking  • Discount coupons for meals at leading hotels and restaurants... 
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