GANDHIAN EXPERIMENT IN PRIMARY EDUCATIONISBN :Edited By :BAIDYANATH SARASWATI
(1996, 23 pp.)
It highlights the functioning of a kindergarten school in Indonesia founded with objective of disseminating Gandhian ideas which would provide right orientation to the younger generation and make them responsible citizens. In the system the principle of svadeśī articulated at different levels of thought and action.
JAIN TEMPLES OF RAJASTHANISBN : 81-7017-348-5Edited By :Sehdev Kumar
(2001, xiv+207pp., line ills., col. and b&w ills., gloss., indexes)
The Jain temples at Dilwāṛā in Mount Ābu evoke a sense of awe for their sculptural artistry. Unnamed artists who had, for years, created exquisite pieces in ivory, now worked with marble, sculpting ceiling and domes, columns and walls, creating works of unparalleled beauty…Read MoreThey carried forward, and deepened, a rich tradition of temple building in India, with their plethora of images from Indian myths and legends. The most outstanding feature of these temples are the thousand-petalled lotuses that decorate the domes in the raṅgamaṇḍapas, signifying a very highly evolved technical and artistic achievement.
Some 200 km away from the Mount Ābu, in Ranakpur, the Ādīśvara Temple is an achievement of a different kind. It is renowned for its architectural splendour; a thousand columns that define its wondrous spaces are all unique, as no two are alike.
Using these temples as nodal points for a photographic and a reflective study, Prof. Sehdev Kumar explores the artistic nuances of these temples in the context of the rich tradition of temple architecture and iconography in India.
Ladakh ki Kala evam SanskritiISBN : 81-86616-78-7Edited By :Premsingh Jina
(2000, 168pp., col. illus., index)
प्रस्तुत पुस्तक में लद्दाख की बौद्ध संस्कृति के विविध आयाम यथा समाज, बौद्ध संस्कृति का इतिहास, बौद्ध कला का उद्भव एवं विकास, थंका चित्रकला का उद्भव एवं विकास, नव-वर्ष त्यौहार लोसर, आभूषण एवं वेशभूषा, वाद्य यंत्र आदि को संक्षिप्त रूप में प्रस्तुत करने का प्रयास किया गया है। यह कृति हिन्दी भाषी समुदाय के लिए लद्दाख की बौद्ध संस्कृति को समझने के लिए एक सशक्त मार्गदर्शक बन सकती है।
LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITYISBN :Edited By :Debi Prasanna Pattanayak
(2014, pp. 266)
Language and Cultural Diversity : The Writings of Delhi Prasanna Pattanayak by Debi Prasanna Pattanayak brings together for the first time the collected works of this eminent Indian linguist…Read Moreand humanist in a career spanning over forty years, Debi Prasanna Pattanayak has engaged with language policies in India. All of his writings revolve around social justice, whether in education, language, socio-economic and political issues of the marginalised. His, is probably the lone voice advocating multilinguality in globalised world that clamours for oneness and monolingualism. He has time and again reminded us a about our strength as a culturally diverse and multilingual nation. He was perhaps the first among his generation of scholars to challenge western perspectives on languages and talk about indigeneity and contextualisation of languages and show through his writings that many languages can and do co-exist peacefully. Though critical of western perspectives on language, his all encompassing humanity does not shut any language or world view out.
PLACE NAMES IN KASHMIRISBN : 81-7276-170-8Edited By :B. K. Raina & S L Sadhu
(2000, liv+196pp, gloss., bibl., index)
In the present study the writers have traced a few hundred place-names in Kashmir. The attempt to process and classify them according to their origin reveals through the sidelights many interesting facts of significance to micro-history, social behaviour, anthropology, etc…Read MoreMore importantly, such names indicate the growth lines of regional languages through semantics, pronunciation and the like. Studies in regional languages would remain incomplete without a working knowledge of the concerned place names.
RAMA-LEGENDS AND RAMA-RELIEFS IN INDONESIAISBN : 81-7017-251-9Edited By :Willem Stutterheim, C. D. Paliwal and R. P. Jain
(1988, xxx+296pp., b&w plates, notes, bibl., index)
The work, first published in 1925 in the series Der indische Kulturkreis in Einzeldarstellungen (in German), has been considered a classic, but has not been easily accessible to the English reading public. The publication of the English translation opens up many new vistas of exploration…Read MoreThe author’s concern was not restricted to the archaeological features of this group of temples but went much further into the interpretation and identification of the historical processes of acculturization, diffusion and autochthonous tendencies. Much has been written on the subject during the past few decades; however, Stutterheim’s argument remains fresh. Perhaps scholars will want tore-explore the sources of the Gujarati version of the Rāmāyaṇa also the Panji stories of Java.
The monograph also stimulates discussion on a most contemporary concern, i.e. the relationship of the text and the images: the adherence, the interpretations and the deviations.
SANTHAL WORLDVIEWISBN : 81-7022, 866-2Edited By :NITA MATHUR
(2001, xiii+180pp., index)
This volume deals with culture and lifestyle of the Santhal – one of the major tribal groups in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent. The sixteen essays collected here explore the Santhal concept of body, womb and seed; sound symbolism; formation and transmission of script;…Read Moreman and animal relationship; food and cooking; healing practices; religious beliefs and festivals; and the notion of the “other” world in a distinctive framework of interpretation and analyses. More importantly, it contains contribution from Santhal intellectuals representing the self-view of their culture.
SELECTED LETTERS OF ROMAIN ROLLANDISBN : 0-19-562551-xEdited By :FRANCIS DORE and MARIE-LAURE PREVOST
(1990, 139pp., index,)
This selection of letters of Romain Rolland, many of which are published here for the first time, was presented on the occasion of the Festival of France in India. They recall the privileged dialogue between India and the French writer. Attentive to the messages of other cultures,…Read MoreRolland assigned himself the role of a sort of archway linking together the minds of men and women, of people and races and particularly between Asia and Europe.
Addressed to a wide range of correspondents from Leo Tolstoy to Albert Schweitzer, Paul Seippel, Pastor Louis Ferriere and Barbusse, the theme of “Oppressive Violence of Human Society” is the unifying thread. The correspondences with Nehru, Tagore and Gandhi represent a gradual transition, from intensity to a quite fluid probing into the nature of man, the creative process and the place of the socially responsible citizen in the modern world, along with an inner life of reflection. Even in these few letters, all of the mt.Yor movements and issues of the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first four decades of the twentieth century are laid before us.
Somi and DhartiISBN :
(1998; 29 pp)
इन्दिरा गाँधी राष्ट्रीय कला केन्द्र के बाल जगत कार्यक्रम का प्रमुख उद्देश्य, बच्चों को भारतवर्ष की समृद्ध परम्पराओं से अवगत कराना है। इस कार्यक्रम के अन्तर्गत गाँधीजी के सिद्धांतों पर आधारित बात सुबोध पुस्तकों के प्रकाशन की योजना है। इस श्रृंखला में सुप्रसिद्ध सर्जक, श्री हकुभाई शाह द्वारा रचित बाल कथाएं “सोमी” और “धरती” का प्रकाशन इस दिशा में हमारा प्रथम प्रयास है।
THE ART OF INDONESIAISBN : 97889350501771Edited By :Bachchan Kumar
(2014, xxiii + 224 pp.index, bibl., Illus. col. 99)
The present book, Art of Indonesia, contains selected research papers presented at the International Conference on the Art of Indonesia organized by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi…Read MoreIt covers a wide range of studies that include preÊ-history, art and archaeology, sculptures, performing arts, cosmology, religious beliefs, oral and written records, textiles as well as conservation.