Ksetra Sampada: Regional Heritage Series
SHRI SHRI RUPAGOSWAMIPRABHUPADAPRANITA: SHRI SHRI BHAKTIRASAMRTASINDHUISBN : 81-208-1546-7Edited By :Premlata Sharma
(1998(Vol.I), lxviii+564pp., intro)
श्री श्री भक्तिरसामृतसिन्धु केवल गौड़ीय परम्परा का प्रमुख ग्रन्थ ही नहीं है अपितु पूरे देश में भक्तिरस का जो भी प्रतिपादन हुआ है उसकी पराकाष्ठा इसमें निबद्ध है।…Read More
श्री श्री भक्तिरसामृतसिन्धु में भक्ति का साङ्गोपाङ्ग निरूपण परम्परा प्राप्त नौ रसों में से शान्त और श्रृङ्गार से दास्य, सख्य और वात्सल्य को जोड़कर पाँच मुख्य भक्तिरस और शेष सात – हास्य, करुण, वीर, भयानक, बीभत्स, रौद्र एवं अद्भुत – को गौण भक्तिरस बनाकर द्वादश भक्तिरस का प्रतिपादन है।
Volume ISBN Price 1998(Vol.I), lxviii+564pp., intro. 81-208-1546-7 Rs. 850 2003 (Vol II) lxxv+536pp. 81-208-1985-3 Rs. 1400
TANJAVUR BRHADISVARA: AN ARCHITECTURAL STUDYISBN : 81-85503-04-4Edited By :Pierre Pichard
(1995, 244pp., line drawings, b&w plates, bibl, index)
The Bṛhadīśvara temple also known as the Rājarājeśvara Temple built by Rāja Rāja I in CE 1010. has been acclaimed as the finest achievement of Coḷa art. The present volume on the architecture of the Bṛhadīśvara Temple is the first of technical monographs…Read MoreItis only appropriate that the architectural plan of the monument should precede the other studies relating to inscriptions, sculptural programme on inner and outer walls, murals in the garbhagṛha, karaṇas on the upper storeys, and much else. A standard code has been devised so that all subsequent studies will follow the same code. It is the monument which provides centrality to the region and
constitutes the steel frame for further studies on other aspects.
TEAK AND ARECANUT:COLONIAL STATE, FOREST AND PEOPLE IN THE WESTERN GHATS (SOUTH INDIA) 1800-1947ISBN : 0971-3085Edited By :Marlene Buchy
(996 xxiv+225pp. chro., gloss, bibl, index)
This uniquely detailed study of the most wooded districts in India-North Canara (Uttara Kannada) in the Western Ghāṭs, Karnataka, reveals that economic stake as well as a conservation agenda were at the centre of the British forest policy in the area…Read MoreThe study also argues that one of the most destructive consequence of colonial intervention was the disruption of social organization, which was originally closely linked to the environment. In understanding these socio-economic changes, one may find some answers to the challenge of contemporary attempts to reconcile the needs of the local communities with the conservation of a vulnerable environment.
THE BHAKTIRASAMRTASINDHU OF RUPA GOSVAMINISBN : 81-208-1861-xEdited By :David L. Haberman
(2003, lxxiv+670pp., gloss., bibl.)
Bhakti or devotional love is the way of directly encountering the rasa in human )experience. The aesthetic experience of rasa which is available to human beings was somehow not fully manifested and established from the ‘intellectual’ point of view…Read MoreA glimpse of the rasa accomplished is available in the encounter of Uddhava and gopīs. Humans by nature are rational and logical beings. They prefer logical conclusions which have universal applicability. To logically establish the path of rasa was the endeavour of the seekers and thinkers of Vṛndāvana, which emerged as the seventeenth century intellectual, cultural and spiritual centre of the Vraja region. Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmin, a direct disciple of Sri Caitanya, was a shining member of the team of six Gosvāmins. For him the emotionally experienced bhaktiprema-rasa is equally knowable and communicable. The human consciousness could reach the ocean of rasa through Sri Bhaktirasāmṛtasindhu. If there is an experience, it can be expressed and for an expression to be meaningful it has to be guided by a “grammar” or a Śāstra. The famous trilogy of Bhaktirasāmṛtasindhu, Ujjvalanīlamaṇi and Niitakacandrikia of Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmin provided for the first time a total Śāstra of bhaktirasa.
It is felt that the Bhaktirasāmṛtasindhu be made available to the English-knowing world as well. David Haberman has fulfilled this need by undertaking the stupendous task of translating this definitive text on bhakti rasa into English. The present edition includes the original Sanskrit in Devanagar1, Haberman’s translation and exegetical notes explaining all the intricate points of the text. An exhaustive table of contents and elaborate introduction, glossary and bibliography have greatly enhanced the value of the edition.
THE ICONOGRAPHY OF THE BRHADISVARA TEMPLEISBN : 81-7305-220-4Edited By :LALIT M. GUJRAL
(2002, viii+72pp., b&w illus.)
In collaboration with École Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO), Pondicherry, IGNCA launched a comprehensive project to investigate the multi-layered and multi dimensional personality of the Bṛhadīśvara Temple at Tañjāvur. This in-depth study of the…Read Moreidentified area and monument resulted in the publication of Tañjāvur Bṛhadīśvara : An Architectural Study, by Pierre Pichard in 1995. One of the interrelated modules of the project coordinated by R. Nagaswamy, includes iconographical study of sculptures, stone reliefs, bronze images and mural paintings. Accordingly, Francoise L’Hernault of EFEO undertook the task of photo documentation of the icons of the Bṛhadīśvara Temple. She completed the assignment in 1994 and based on nearly 600 photographs of the icons, she prepared this monograph as a catalogue for the identification of the iconographical forms of the two capital sites of the Colas Tañjāvur and Gaṅgaikoṇḍacoḷapuram.