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 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... 
 Monuments: A Vision of Harmony  A.P. Singh Monuments: A Vision of Harmony   $96.49  $72.37  Buy Now 
The present books dealing with the monuments a comprehensive and cogent narration of the history and development, defensive architecture planning execution etc. The book is divided into several chapters dealing with the geography and topography of the region viz; North and Central India, East and West India, historical background, a brief history of art and architecture of monuments in India in general and centre. Table of Contents: Geographical expanse Ancient routes The... 
 The Revival of Buddhist Pilgrimage at Bodh Gaya (1811-1949)  Alan Trevithick The Revival of Buddhist Pilgrimage at Bodh Gaya (1811-1949)   $21.99  $16.49  Buy Now 
Alan Trevithick spent three years researching primary documents in New Delhi, Sarnath, Colombo, and London, in order to present this history (1874-1949) of the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya.  This is the first such account, and it details for the first time the administrative, legal and legislative activities which shaped the temple's current status as one of the world's most popular pilgrimage sites. Also included is an innovative biographical essay on Anagarika Dharmapala, the... 
 Mahabodhi  Alexander Cunningham Mahabodhi   $41.67  $31.25  Buy Now 
Marking the spot of Buddha's enlightenment, Bodhgaya is greatly revered by Buddhists, especially for the bodhi tree beneath which the Master sat in meditation. After the death of Buddha, Bodhgaya flourished as an important religious centre and numerous shrines, stupas and monasteries were erected. The site continued to attract pilgrims and was only abandoned in the 15th century. The revival of interest in Bodhgaya began in 1802, when the Burmese sent a mission there. It soon attracted the... 
 Kailasanatha Temple  Arputharani Sengupta Kailasanatha Temple   $189.49  $142.12  Buy Now 
The new cultural study looks at intersection of Hellenistic and Egyptian-Lycian art forms in the religious sphere of dynastic India that was ushered by Buddhist Cult during the early Christian era. While specifying uniqueness of Indian culture it looks for external parallels and attempts to define the archaeological and cultural affiliation observed in terms of history of art forms in their cultural context. A discussion of artistic change, cultural identity, and religious belief foregrounds... 
 Art and Arcchaeology of India  B. S. Harishankar Art and Arcchaeology of India   $38.89  $29.17  Buy Now 
Table of Contents: Preface/S.P. Gupta I Introduction The early fossil hominds and related apes of siwalik foothills of the Himalayas (stages of pre-human evolution)/A.P. Khatri Hominid fossils (stages of human evolution)/V.N. Misra The pleistocene mammalian fossils of the Narmada River Valley and their horizons/A.P. Khatri Looking at Indian art history/A.Model and S.P Gupta II Palaeolithic period or old stone age Neolithic period or new stone age The Indus-Saraswati... 
 Tara In Hinduism: Study With Textual And Iconographical Documentation  Bikas Kumar Bhattacharya Tara In Hinduism: Study With Textual And Iconographical Documentation   $92.99  $69.74  Buy Now 
This documentation will help researches to make a through investigation into the Brahmanical cult of Tara, especially, in the background of cultural and ideological developments of India. The Ist Chapter presents a survey of the development of the concepts of the Mother Goddess in ancient India as gleaned from textual and archaeological sources, vis-à-vis the seedling of the godhead of Tara in her pleasant and terrible forms. The II chapter comprises a catalogue of 265 antique images of Tara.... 
 Religious Art & Architecture of North East India  Braja Kishor Padhi Religious Art & Architecture of North East India   $125.49  $94.12  Buy Now 
Religious Art & Architecture of North East India by The book deals with the religion, art, architecture of various religious places belonging to Jainism, Buddhism, Hindu temples of Vaishnavism, Saivism, Shaktism, etc., Churches, Mosques. It contains seven chapters. The Chapter first analysises a short note on the southern zone interlinked with history of art and architecture of Orissa. The Chapter II is devoted to religious places of Jainism, Jain heritages, Jain sculptures and monuments... 
 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... 
 The Descent of the Ganges  Christine Devin The Descent of the Ganges   $9.99  $7.49  Buy Now 
Recounted by Valmiki, this is the wonderful story of how Ganga, Daughter of the Snows, descended on earth to purify mankind. The symbolism of the ancient myth is as powerful today as ever. The book is illustrated with photos of famous rock carvings of Mahabalipuram. Notes on Valmiki are provided. 
 Archaeology of Lower Ganga-Yamuna Doab (2 Vols.)  Deo Prakash Sharma Archaeology of Lower Ganga-Yamuna Doab (2 Vols.)   $245.00  $183.75  Buy Now 
The book "Archaeology of Lower Ganga-Yamuna Doab" includes field research work. Various controversies of Kausambi excavations done by G.R. Sharma have been discussed in this work. B.B. Lal had raised few points after a gap of 30 years of these excavations. This region consisting of Fatehppur, Kausambi and Allahabad district and has many significant discoveries like Reh inscription of Menander (Posthumous) and inscribed 3rd century A.D. Siva Linga from Mazilgao, Neolithic tools from Khaga... 
 Archaeology In The Third World  Dilip K. Chakrabarti Archaeology In The Third World   $44.44  $33.33  Buy Now 
This volume shows how in the first flush of Independence archaeological research added new depths and dimensions to the ancient Indian past. It also looks closely at the tangled web of ideas behind this research, highlighting the major mile-posts in its story of development.At the same time it demonstrates with unerring clarity how the national archaeological policy of the 1950s and the 1960s has currently lost its direction. This is accompanied by an incisive analysis of different aspects of... 
 The Holy Himalayas: An Abode of Hindu Gods  Dr. Shantha N. Nair The Holy Himalayas: An Abode of Hindu Gods   $25.99  $19.49  Buy Now 
Himalayas - the abode of snow, Giri Raj - the monarch of all mountains, is the mightiest, youngest, highest, most inspiring, amazing, and incredible fold mountain chain in the world. This book deals with the location, description, and significance of the places of religious and spiritual importance, like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Panch Prayag, the Char Dhams namely, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, the Hemkund Saheb, the Valley of Flowers, Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, Amarnath,... 
 Significance of Vimanam & Gopuram  Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati Significance of Vimanam & Gopuram   $6.95  $5.21   
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Significance Of Vimanam and Gopuram explains temple culture and the subtleties of Temple architecture with special reference to the importance of Vimanam (roof member of inner sanctum) and Gopuram (the entrance gateway to a temple complex) is discussed in this book. This is a book that should necessarily be read by one and all who visit the Temple of India.  About the Author:Born in the year 1927, at Pillayarpatti, a village near Karaikudi, Tamilnadu, Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati comes... 
 Towards the Silver Crests of the Himalayas  G.K. Pradhan Towards the Silver Crests of the Himalayas   $21.99  $16.49  Buy Now 
The book begins with the author climbing the Himalayas which are the abode of saints and sages who are seekers of truth. He meets a sanyasi in saffron coloured robes who becomes his guide and leads him to several solutions to his problems. He falls with a thud and realises that this is a dream but which makes him aware that there is a Guide and a Guru waiting to help him. The book is narrative and contains explanations of various problems by the Gurudeo. About The Author: Born in the... 
 Mother Ganga  Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj Mother Ganga   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
Table of Contents: Publisher's Note Sivanandashram Prayer Prayer to the Seven Sacred Rivers Ganga Mahatmya Book one Mother Ganga Chapter 1: The Glory of Ganga The Ganga Bath Ganga - The Form of Vishnu  Mysterious Spiritual Vibrations The Equal Vision of Mother Ganga Chapter 2: Mysterious Powers of the Ganga Water Chapter 3: Kirtan on the Ganga Chapter 4: Ganga Dussera The Curse of Kapila The Bhagiratha's Penance Lord Siva Receives 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... 
 Sakta Monument of Orissa: A Study on Art, Architecture and Iconography  Jayanti Dora Sakta Monument of Orissa: A Study on Art, Architecture and Iconography   $256.49  $192.37  Buy Now 
This book is during attempt to present a consolidated record of Sakta Monuments of Orissa which are so widely distributed throughout the length and breadth of the state. Sakti, the eternal source of energy is an indigenous conception of the universal mother goddess. The impact of Saktism shapes the religious and socio-cultural fabric of the mass. The author deals with the organization and evolution of Saktism in India as well as in Orissa. It reveals the scheme of art and architectural... 
 Terrific Manifestations of Siva: Virabhadra  Jeyapriya Rajarajan Terrific Manifestations of Siva: Virabhadra   $125.49  $94.12  Buy Now 
There are several books on such individual manifestations of Siva such as Nataraja, Ardhanarisvara, Sadasiva and so on. There is no exhaustive study of a fierce form of the Lord Virabhadra. This work fulfils the need. In seven chapters and three appendices the mythology, art and cult of Virabhadra is systematically sketched. The first chapter deals Prolegomena, second chapter deals exhaustively with most of the Sanskrit Puranas and other liturgical works. The specialty is the summary of Tamil... 
 A New Light on Hampi  John M. Fritz A New Light on Hampi   $150.49  $112.87  Buy Now 
Within the past two decades, a considerable amount of research has been done on the layout, architecture, and art of Hampi, indentified with the 14th- to 16th-century imperial city of Vijayanagara. Taking into account the most recent discoveries and interpretations at this largest and grandest of all South Indian urban sites, John M. Fritz and George Michell, who are co-directors of the Vijayanagara Research Project, have assembled here a group of scholars and the wide range of topics covered... 
 The Sacred Mountain  John Snelling The Sacred Mountain   $55.49  $41.62  Buy Now 
Mount Kailas - the most sacred mountain in the world.  Uncannily symmetrical, this remote and remarkable peak located in the forbidden land of Tibet might have been built by superhuman hands.  It stands out of a primordial landscape: a horizontally stratified plinth thousands of feet high, crowned with a perfect cone of pure snow.  The new edition of this acclaimed travel book is particularly indispensible for all those wishing to visit Mount Kailas, for it contains a... 
 Mahabharata Book 9, Shalya Vol. 1  Justin Meiland Mahabharata Book 9, Shalya Vol. 1     
The Book of Shalya recounts in gory detail the final destruction of the Kurava army and the defeat of its leader, Durydhana. The texts reflect the vibrant literary culture of the classical Sanskrit period, taking readers on an adventurous journey through the palaces and gardens of ancient India. 
 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... 
 Jainism - A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence  Kurt Titze Jainism - A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence   $160.49  $120.37  Buy Now 
Jainism is a religion which appeals to the eye at first sight. Visitors to places like Ranakpur or Shravanabelagola will verify this observation. Paradoxically, Jainism is at the same time one of the least known religions of the world. With this opening sentence on page one, Kurt Titze invites the reader, after acquainting him or her with the main tenets of the world's classical religion of non-violence to join him on a fascinating pilgrimage. The past glories of India have been... 
 Movements with the Cosmic Dancer  Lakshmi Bandlamudi Movements with the Cosmic Dancer   $16.39  $12.29  Buy Now 
Lakshmi Bandlamudi’s description of her journey to Kailash and Manasarover, representing as they do Purusha and Prakriti, the masculine and the feminine nature of existence, is deeply moving because she connects it to her own inner spiritual quest. Replete with mythical stories regarding Shiva and Parvati, and written with a special emphasis on the feminine, this book is a moving testament of a living faith which has persisted for thousands of years. Lakshmi Bandlamudi’s script is a... 
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