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 Durga Puja  Sudeshna banerjee Durga Puja   $24.99  $18.74  Buy Now 
The book is an introduction to Durga Puja, the grandest festival in eastern India, a celebration that provides a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Bengal. It is also a ready reckoner of all aspects of the Puja-its mythical origins, its socio-cultural evolution, its economic ramifications and its elaborate rituals. Spiced up with anecdotes and trivia collected from journals and newspapers from the 19th century to the present day, It is a compendium of knowledge associated with the... 
 Early Chalukyan Temples: Art, Architecture & Iconography (with special reference to Aihole)  J. Soundararajan Early Chalukyan Temples: Art, Architecture & Iconography (with special reference to Aihole)   $125.49  $94.12  Buy Now 
The book deals with the essence of Art and Architecture subtly twain with Iconography and Aesthetics besides legend and tradition for the sake of readers, it has been designed to bring out the marked of location, environ with present administrative support. A horizontal outline based on the epigraphically evidence of the early Chalukya tracing the contemporary political set up of that age shown. The work gives an emphasis to art form pattern set by the early Chalukyas tracing with veracity of... 
 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... 
 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.... 
 Erotic Sculpture of India: A Socio-Cultural Study  Devangana Desai Erotic Sculpture of India: A Socio-Cultural Study   $64.49  $48.37  Buy Now 
Erotic sculpture around places of worship of any society would require an explanation. Its unignorable presence outside Hindu temples when the religion itself has been known for its other-worldly ideals and spiritual aspirations has both astonished and puzzled visitors. The Brahmin panda (guide) accompanying the inquisitive tourist at sites like Bhubaneswar or Konarak as well as the scholarly Hindu steeped in a less free later day morality find the anomaly embarrassing and proffer idealistic... 
 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... 
 Fast & Festivals of India  Manish Kumar Verma Fast & Festivals of India   $6.49  $4.87  Buy Now 
The book enlightens us about the Hindu festivals, fasts, rituals, holy baths and observance of sacred days which are a part and parcel of the great cultural heritage of India. They are religious, social and a great source of spiritual and moral enrichment. It contains a special chapter on the non-Hindu fasts and festivals, in particular of the Christians and Muslims. There are a number of festivals, celebrations, feasts and fasts which may be called non-Hindu festivals for the sake of... 
 From Goddess to Mortal : The True Life Story of a Former Royal Kumari  Rashmila Shakya, Scott Berry From Goddess to Mortal : The True Life Story of a Former Royal Kumari   $42.49  $31.87  Buy Now 
Reading this book is like traveling into the realms of very loving, genuine and thrilling experience of a living goddess.  This book is a bridge that links the world of innocence with the world of experience.  It also shows a unique and rare combination of innocence and power as reflected through the narratives of Rashmila Shakya as told to Scott Berry. From Goddess to Mortal is a biography of Rashmila Shakya who was fortunate enough to live two different lives in one lifespan.... 
 Ganga: In Search of the Source  Mireille Josephine Guezennec Ganga: In Search of the Source   $24.99  $18.74  Buy Now 
Since the dawn of humanity, Ganges-Ganga-the sacred river of India, born in the higher Himalayan realms, has inspired the imagination of mankind. In this book, the author invites us on an initiatory voyage to the sources of the revered river at Gaumukh, passing through the principal holy cities of Uttaranchal (Haridwar, Rishikesh, Gangotri, Badrinath) and following the prestigious junctions where the powerful affluent mixes with the venerated river. A crowned path in the Garhwal Himalayas,... 
 Global Philosophical and Ecological Concepts (2 vols. Set)  Rudi Jansma Global Philosophical and Ecological Concepts (2 vols. Set)   $189.49  $142.12  Buy Now 
We live in a time when humanity itself has become an ecological and evolutionary problem for the earth rather than a participating friend. At the same time we live in a unique epoch where many cultures of past and present come together, intermingle and fructify each other. The concepts of cycles in nature, causality, hierarchical relationship, ecology and evolution are discussed from the angle of a select number of high cultures which determine our views and attitudes. This work is a selected... 
 Glory of Indian Culture  Dr. Giriraj Shah Glory of Indian Culture   $12.99  $9.74  Buy Now 
 
 Gods Beyond Temples  Harsha V. Dehejia Gods Beyond Temples   $99.99  $74.99  Buy Now 
The sacred in the Indian tradition is more an experience than a concept and goes much beyond the narrow confines of an organized temple or even a shrine. The gods of this tradition, as well as those who hold them sacred, are simple and unpretentious yet dignified and self-assured. Whether it is a tree that is held sacred or a naturally occurring stone that is revered, a river that is the embodiment of divinity itself, an ancestor that is worshipped, a fabric that is simply draped, a road side... 
 Handbook of Hindu Gods, Goddesses and Saints  H.Daniel Smith Handbook of Hindu Gods, Goddesses and Saints   $31.99  $23.99  Buy Now 
The thirty-five brief essays in this book provide glimpses of the variety that is most characteristic of Hinduism in urban south India today. By examination, selected objects widely revered in contemporary Dravidian country ³ gods, goddesses, historical figures, sacred plants and stones are discussed. The expert integration into each essay of K.S. Ramu`s line drawings serves as vivid illustrations to the text. About the Author: H. Daniel Smith is perhaps best known in North America... 
 Heaven on Earth: The Universe of Kerala’s Guruvayur Temple  Pepita Seth Heaven on Earth: The Universe of Kerala’s Guruvayur Temple   $191.99  $143.99  Buy Now 
Every day of the year, thousands of pilgrims swarm into the sacred precincts of Kerala's Guruvayur Temple. They come to seek the blessings of Lord Krishna, known locally as Guruvayurappan, a deity whose precious idol was, according to myth, originally worshipped by Lord Vishnu. Another belief states that the idol was eventually inherited by Lord Krishna and enshrined in Dwaraka and that, just before his death. He declared that it was to be re-installed in India's most sacred place. The task... 
 Himalayan Campaign  Paul Bauer Himalayan Campaign   $10.99  $8.24  Buy Now 
The exciting tale of the first two German expeditions to Kangchenjunga brings vividly to life the conditions of life in the subcontinent at the time.  At this time, India was part of the British Empire, but this was not an obstacle for the German team. "Our personal relationship with the English presented no problems.. We felt at home... with the British.. made a strict rule never to discuss religion or politics.. one can understand whey I smiled to myself when the British Consul-General... 
 Hindu Fasts & Festivals  S. N. Mathur Hindu Fasts & Festivals   $25.49  $19.12  Buy Now 
 
 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... 
 History of Nepal  Daniel Wright History of Nepal   $54.49  $40.87  Buy Now 
History of Nepal by Daniel Wright and translated from the Parbatiya by Munshi Shew Shunker Singh and Pandit Shri Gunanand forms part of the indispensable canon of works about the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. Daniel Wright has his own distinctive style of writing about the people, culture, customs and history of Nepal. In his book he talks about not only the history and geography of Nepal but also gives us an insight into the traditional instruments, songs and original manuscripts of this... 
 History of Pilgrimage in Ancient India  Samarendra narayan Arya History of Pilgrimage in Ancient India   $30.99  $23.24  Buy Now 
The book outlines the origin and development of the practice of pilgrimage in India between AD 300 and 1200 and draws extensively on epigraphic and literary data particularly the Puranic corpus to delineate the growing popularity of the ritual, spatially and chronologically. Viewing religion as part of the social process, it seeks to explore linkages between new religious trends and changes taking place in the material conditions of life. Although there are a few references to pilgrimage... 
 Illustrated Encyclopaedia & Who's Who of Princely States in Indian Sub Continent  J.C. Dua Illustrated Encyclopaedia & Who's Who of Princely States in Indian Sub Continent   $176.49  $132.37  Buy Now 
Ever since the Indian independence it has been normally understood that the Indian States and Estates which numbered six hundred on 15th August 1947 were the symbols of incompetence, oppression and vices. The States has a very peculiar status in the political theory which grew up in India in the 19th century. They did not form part of the British Indian Empire nor were they sovereign powers. The State were neither feudatories of the Government of India, nor protectorates and nor merely allies... 
 In Indian Culture: Why do we  Swami Vimalananda In Indian Culture: Why do we   $15.99  $11.99  Buy Now 
Indian culture is admired and respected all over the world for its beauty and depth.  This book features in simple terms, the various aspects of both beauty and depth in this culture.  Almost every Indian custom and tradition has either a scientific, logical, historical, social or spiritual significance.  Understanding this lends meaning to an otherwise mechanical following of the customs which are often misunderstood to be mere superstitions that fade away in time. 
 India Then and Now  Rudrangshu Mukherjee India Then and Now   $149.00  $111.75  Buy Now 
India lives in many centuries. Discover the majesty and sweep of India's rich cultural and historical heritage, replete with the people, events and places that have contributed the chequered mosaic of India's past. Featured in this exquisite book, India Then and Now gives rare and never-before-seen vintage photographs from some of the finest collections across the world.  The vibrant and ever-changing cultural landscape of contemporary India is also featured in a series of photographs,... 
 India-Road Distance and State Distance Guide Deluxe  Indian Map Services India-Road Distance and State Distance Guide Deluxe   $4.95  $3.71   
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India Road Atlas & State Distance Guide in 80 information filled pages covers India & its States with maps, profiles and tables. The Atlas consists of two pages on States including the new States of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttaranchal. These pages provide road map for the State with distances between locations, railway line, rivers, State Capital, District headquarters, other towns, major tourist attractions and accommodations marked on the map.The pages also provide a brief profile of the... 
 India-Studies in the History of an Idea  Irfan habib India-Studies in the History of an Idea   $27.99  $20.99  Buy Now 
What India means may elicit different answers from people today. The answers that might have been given a thousand, two thousand or three thousand years ago would have been possibly quite different. This volume explores how notions of India have grown: even as a geographical expression the notion (under whatever name) took time to form. Political factors and cultural diffusion both helped in the formation. Nor is the role of outsiders in looking at India as country with some identifiable... 
 Indian Art at Delhi-1903  George Watt Indian Art at Delhi-1903   $25.00  $18.75  Buy Now 
The volume was first published as a Catalogue and Guide to the Indian Art Exhibition held at Delhi `to coincide with the Durbar of 1902-03`. The volume is a unique work of documentation of nineteenth-century Indian craftsmanship. The text is enriched with graphic representation of rare specimens of Indian artistry. Its usefulness as `a gazetteer and an ethnographical dictionary` makes it invaluable for the students engaged in research of the history of craft and industry in India. George Watt... 
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