KANVASATAPATHABRAHMANAMISBN : 81-208-1126-7Edited By :C. R. Swaminathan
(खंड, I, II, III, IV और V (खंड 10 तक))
While the texts on a particular art or a group of related arts, provide details of the principles of form and delineate intricacies of techniques, the foundations of these lie in the articulation of a worldview in the Vedas,…Read Morethe speculative thought of the Upani ads and the elaborate system of rites and rituals enumerated in the Brāhmaṇas. The Kāṇḍas Śatapatha, Brāhmaṇa is the only available Brāhmaṇa related to Śukla Yajurveda. It has two recensions, namely Mādhyandina and Kāṇva.[expand title=”View Book”]
It is for the first time that a complete critical edition of the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa of the Kāṇva recension, along with its English translation, is published. This edition takes into account for the first time the readings available in a few more manuscripts, besides those in the published edition in Telugu script. It is also the first attempt at providing a complete English translation. No doubt, the texts of the Śatapatha of the Mādhyandina and Kāṇva recensions do not differ much from Kāṇḍas VIII to XVI and Prof. Eggling’s translation of the former is available. Still a fresh attempt at translating the latter portion was felt necessary as a result of detailed discussions with traditional scholars who are actively engaged in Śrauta sacrificial performances.
The remaining text will be appearing soon in the volumes VII and VIII of this series along with glossary and indices.
Volume eBook Price 1994, Vol. I (kanda one), xxiii+168, ISBN: 81-208-1126-7 e-Book Rs. 300 1997, Vol. II (kandas two & three), xxv+297pp. ISBN: 81-208-1127-5 e-Book Rs. 550 2000, Vol. III (kandas four & five), xxvii+414pp. ISBN: 81-208-1549-1 e-Book Rs. 700 2001, Vol. IV (kandas six, seven & eight), ix+334pp. ISBN 81-208-1150-5 e-Book Rs. 600 2005, Vol. V (kandas nine & ten) ix+225pp., ISBN 81-208-2047-9 e-Book Rs. 497 2011, Vol. VI (Kandas eleven, twelve & thirteen) xv+435pp, ISBN: 978-81-208-3494-1 e-Book Rs. 1000 2015, Vol. VII xv+373pp., Abb e-Book Rs. 1350
KING OF HUNTERS, WARRIORS AND SHEPHERDS :ESSAYS ON KHANDOBA BY GUNTHER-DIETZ SONTHEIMERISBN : 81-7304-018-4Edited By :Anne Feldhaus, Aditya Malik, Heidrun Bruckner
(1997, 353pp. b&w illus., bibl. index)
The volume brings together Sontheimer’s English-language articles on Khaṇḍobā, the Maharashtrian deity and the equivalent gods Mallaṇṇa in Andhra Pradesh and Mailāra in Karnataka. The articles take into account the differing traditions of the wide variety of castes and tribes for whose members Khal).qoba…Read More(or Mallaṇṇa or Mailāra) is an important God, and make use of the various kinds of source materials that Sontheimer gathered -oral epics of the Dhangar shepherds; narratives, comments and statements made by people belonging to various groups; the songs (padem) of the Vāghyās and Muraḷīs, Khaṇḍobā’s “bards” and “courtesans”; the Sanskrit and Marāṭhī Māhātmyas composed by brāhmaṇas; descriptions and remarks searched out in the literature of Mahānubhāvas, the Vārkarīs, and other medieval saints; and stray reference culled from published and unpublished historical documents.
LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY : The Writings of Delhi Prasanna Pattanayak Vol. IISBN : 978-81-250-5394-1Edited By :Debi Prasanna Pattanayak
(2014, pp. xxix+881 )
LATYAYANA-SRAUTA- SUTRAISBN : 81-208-1565-3(set)Edited By :H.G.RANADE
(1998 3 vols., xxi+1266 pp., bibl., indexes)
The Śrauta Sūtras form a very important unit of the Sūtras literature which lays down in brief the quintessence of the Vedic texts, i.e. the Saṁhitās and the Brāhmaṇas strengthening further the sacrificial tradition in India.
The Lāṭyāyana-Śrauta-Sūtra is dealing with the duties of the chanting priests, viz. the Udgātṛ, Prastotṛ, Pratihartṛ and Subrahmaṇya in the Śrauta ritual with special reference to the Soma sacrifice, belonging.Read More
to the Kauthuma recension, of the Sāmaveda. Along with the duties of the chanters (Udgātṛ) in ekāha (one day), ahzna (multiday) and sattra (session), Soma sacrifices concerns with the role of the brāhmaṇa priest in Soma and various other sacrifices.
The edition includes excerpts from the commentary of Agnisvāmin, parallel passages from the Drahyāyaṇa-Śrauta-Sūtra and Dhanvin’s commentary there upon.
LIFESTYLE AND ECOLOGYISBN : 81-246-0103-8Edited By :Baidyanath Saraswati
(1998 vii+237pp. )
With meticulous analyses of the lifestyles of the Himalayan pastoral nomads, the Lakshadweep islanders, and Kanyakumaris Mukkuvar fisherfolk, among others, the studies here show how these communities follow the spirit of the natural world: not in imitation of old… Read Moretimes, but in continuation of the primal vision. Delineating, thus, variegated cultural paradigms of these communities, with details like, for instance, of their belief systems, myths, rituals, folklore, songs, and their knowledge of cosmology as well as natural phenomena, the authors underscore the inseparability of nature and culture in the lived experience of traditional societies the world over. The book also carries a brilliant overview of ecology vis-a-vis traditional resource management systems.[expand title=”View Book”]
The authors are ecologists, anthropologists and folklorists of wide repute.
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MAHATMA GANDHI AND ARTISBN : 81-85503-060-0Edited By :Y P Anand
This monograph is based on a lecture delivered by Y.P. Anand, Director, National Gandhi Museum, Rajghat, New Delhi, on “Mahatma Gandhi and Art” in the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, on 21 December 2001…Read MoreThe monograph attempts to cover a broad structure of Gandhiji’s views on “art”. A few of his early expressions of art and beauty before he was deeply absorbed into the relentless public life, imprisonments, satyagrahas, fasts and constructive work, are given in Chapter 2 as indicating the presence of basic sense of art in him. Next, in Chapter 3 are given some randomly selected pieces of Gandhiji’s writing to indicate that, if literature is a form of art, Gandhiji was no less than a great artist himself. Chapter 4 is the heart of this monograph. It gives specific and wide ranging views of Gandhiji on numerous aspects of art, beauty and music, expressed mostly through his interactions with G. Ramachandran, Dilip Kumar Roy, Gurudev Tagore, Romain Rolland, Verrier Elwin, Devi Prasad and Mukul Dey. Chapter 5 concludes this monograph with a brief summary.
MANIFESTATION OF NATUREISBN : 81-208-1547-5Edited By :kapila vatsyayan, adwaitavadini kaul and sukumar chattopadhyaya
(1999 xxxvii+429 PP. line drawings, bibl., index.)
This volume contains the seminal terms which are complementary to the primal elements (mahābhūta) in the manifestation of cosmos. It deals with the terms: Indriya, Drvya, Dhātu, guṇa, doṣa, adhibhūta, adhyātma, sthūla, sūkṣma, sṛṣṭi, saṁhāra.
MATRALAKSANAMISBN : 81-208-0585-5Edited By :WAYNE HOWARD
(1988, xvi,+98 pp,musical notations, bibl)
The publication of this volume has laid the foundation of the IGNCA’s programme of publishing fundamental texts of the Indian traditions in original with translations. The importance of this text is enhanced by the fact that it represents two very important śakhās (recensions) of the Sāmaveda – Rāṇāyanīya and Kauthuma-on chanting. Read MoreThe contents of the Mātrālakṣaṇam are of fundamental importance because this is perhaps the first text to discuss the concept of a time-unit measure (mātrā). The importance of mātrā as measure with mathematical syllabic time value of vowels in their aspects of elongation, tempo, pitch and interval cannot be understood without taking into account sound as measure. In delineating the semantic relationship between syllable and letter, vowels and consonants, it lays the foundation of disciplines today recognized as phonetics, linguistics and prosody. Equally important is the discussion on sound and notes, in doing so it is a proto fore-runner of the “modal” system of lndian music.[expand title=”View Book”]
As an exacting system of oral articulation and recitation this text was used for recitation with hand gestures like ārcika. In relating the articulation of sound with body language, gesture, especially hands and fingers, the system of orally rendering a text according to its manuals, provides the basis of the emergence of a structure of artistic expression through the body (viz. āṅgikābhinaya). In more senses than one Vedic intonation is a precursor of both theory and practice (śāstra and prayoga) of the arts, in their original framework of interrelatedness.
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Maukhik MahakavyaISBN : 81-246-0176-3Edited By :Manoj Kumar Misra
यह प्रकाशन क्षेत्रीय मौखिक महाकाव्य से संबन्धित 6 लेखों का संग्रह है जो कथावाचन एवं कथावाचक – एक्सप्लेनिंग इंडियाज चैन्टेड नैरेटिव्य विषय पर आधारित एक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संगोष्ठी में प्रस्तुत किए गए थे। इन महाकाव्यों के अंतर्गत मौखिक परम्परा में क्षेत्र व जाति विशेष से जुड़ी ऐतिहासिक व अनैतिहासिक कथाओं का एक विशाल सागर है जिसमें महान् चरित्र,…Read Moreमहान् मूल्य एवं महान् आदर्श को प्रतिबिम्बित करने वाले विभिन्न चरित्रों की परिकल्पना है। लोक-ज्ञान से पूरित इन प्रचलित लोक कथाओं का बदलता स्वरूप निश्चित रूप से समाज में हो रहे परिवर्तन से संबंधित है। मौखिक और लिखित साहित्य तथा इनके संबंध के विषय में हमारे मन में उठने वाले विभिन्न प्रश्नों का मंथन और उससे निकलने वाले रत्नों से युक्त इन लेखों के अध्ययन के पश्चात् यह ज्ञात होता है कि विभिन्न लोक-ज्ञान, लोक परम्पराओं व लोकानुरंजन से जुड़े ये महाकाव्य समाज को कैसी दिशा देते हैं? एक सामान्य व्यक्ति में किस प्रकार की अद्भुत शक्ति होती है? और ये वीरता, भक्ति से किस प्रकार जोड़ते हैं? देश के विभिन्न अंचलों से संग्रहीत इन मौखिक व गेय महाकाव्यों में वहाँ की संस्कृति स्पष्ट रूप से दृष्टिगोचर होती है। इन सबसे बढ़कर इनमें कहीं न कहीं एक अद्भुत समानता है जो आंतरिक रूप से इन्हें परस्पर जोड़ती है।