DELHI : A LIVING HERITAGEISBN :Edited By :Swapna Liddle & Annabel Lopeg , Project Director : AG Krishna Menon
(2010, ix+232 pp. heavily illustrated, glossary timeline)
This publication is part of the exhibition on the same theme as the title of the publication, jointly presented by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and INTACH, Delhi Chapter in December 2010….Read MoreIt showcases the abundance and the interrelated nature of the city’s heritage .
in a manner that few have attempted before. It has collated the large amount of data generated by INTACH, Delhi Chapter over the years, particularly for compiling the Heritage Route Project, and it includes the contribution of several domain specialists on various aspects of Delhi’s living cultural heritage.
The information presented is complex because the city’s historical and cultural narrative is complex, but its message is simple: the past and the present dovetail to define Delhi’s unique urbanscape and together with the natural and intangible heritage of the city it characterizes the ‘living heritage’ of the city. Seen in this light, it makes a compelling case for Delhi as a World Heritage City.
FAIRY TALES AROUND “MY BELOVED ELIZABETH”ISBN : 978-81-89738-92-1
Fairy Tales around “MY Beloved Elizabeth”- Stories out of the life of Elizabeth Brunner, Eminent Hungarian Painter.
KNOW ABOUT Interactive Multimedia Project Two Pilgrims:: The Life and Works of Elizabeth Sass Elizabeth Brunners
[expand title=”View Book”]
Volume eBook I e-Book
FOLKLORE, PUBLIC SPHERE AND CIVIL SOCIETYISBN : 81-901481-4-1Edited By :M.D. MUTHUKUMARASWAMY and MOLLY KAUSHAL ,Distributor: National Folklore Support Centre, Chennai.
The discipline of folklore has always addressed the travel of folklore by consistently paying attention to several versions of the same texts and by offering meticulous sociological accounts for their existence. ….Read MoreThe philosophical premise of acknowledging versions even when they are contradictory lends itself, by expansion, to a vision of a multitude of public spheres inside a civil society. The emerging vision of society is one of polyphonic concert punctuated by recognizable gestures. What we see is a “performing society” that generates public opinion not necessarily through rational verbal arguments and dialogues but also through gestures, genres, frames, versions, performances, stories, narratives and codes.
It is precisely in this context that folklore studies reveal how communities break hierarchies, articulate aspirations that are political and otherwise, constitute new identities, establish inter-cultural contacts and undergo changes through cultural borrowings. As identities are constantly created and recreated, what we encounter through folklore is a complex cultural phenomenon not necessarily rational but in alignment with the logic of the cultures concerned. Such processes do create and influence public opinion.
This collection of papers presented in a symposium ogranized in New Delhi in 2002 aligns three sociological categories – folklore, public sphere and civil society in relation to each other in order to capture social and cultural dynamics.
Glimpses of India-China Rock ArtISBN :Edited By :Bansi Lal Malla
GLOBAL ROCK ARTISBN :Edited By :Bansi Lal Malla and V. H. Sonawane
INDIAN WOMEN SEERS AND THEIR SONGS THE UNFETTERED NOTEISBN : 978-81-7305-581-2Edited By :SUBHADRA DESAI , Distributor: Aryan Books International, New Delhi-2.
(2017, pp.xI+324, Col. illus. 24, bibl., index)
KALAMUKHA TEMPLES OF KARNATAKA: ART AND CULTURAL LEGACYISBN : 13:978-81-246-0605-6Edited By :Vasundhara Filliozat and Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat
(2003, xiv+346pp., 2 vols. (text & plates), 288 illus.)
The Kālāmukha temples in Karnataka are associated with the Lakulaśaiva movement especially the beliefs and practices of the Kālāmukha Śaivites and the Jakkaṇācārī style of temple in Kamataka…Read MoreThis volume is a study of two of the best examples of Kālāmukha shrines in the region. It focuses on the Somanātheśvara Temple at Haraḷahaḷḷi and Kaḍambeśvara Temple at Raṭṭihaḷḷi, splendid examples of conversion of single-cell shrines into triple sancta.
With numerous illustrations of the temples including their plans and sculptures and referring to and quoting from the Āgamas, the Purāṇas and other ancient works, it studies the architecture of the temples along with their history, the general plans of the temples, their interior including pillars, lintel and entrances, their external structure, and their iconography, particularly the main deities in the temples. It makes a unique effort to study the inscriptions associated with the temples which are in Kannada interlaced with Sanskrit verses and containing Sanskrit words, presenting their Roman transliteration and translation into English. The inscriptions include one on renovation of Somesvara Temple by King Joma (CE 1181), one on the foundation of a Temple of Dasdvara laid by Dasirāja (CE 1188) and one that eulogizes the Kadambas and minister Soma (CE 1144).
The volume, with extensive notes that explain terms in a simple manner, will prove invaluable to scholars and students of Indology, especially those interested in early medieval religion, culture and architecture in south India.
KALATATTVAKOSA VOLUME VIIISBN : 978-81-208-3988-5, 978-81-208-1045-7(Set)Edited By :KAMALESADATTA TRIPATHI SUKUMAR CHATTOPADHYAY & PRANATI GHOSAL
(Substratum/Abobe -- Ayatana,2015, 1+449 pp., illust., line drawings, bibl., index, )
KUMARAJIVA : PHILOSOOPHER AND SEERISBN : 13 : 978-93-80935-61-4Edited By :SHASHI BALA ,Distributor: D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi-15.
LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY : The Writings of Delhi Prasanna Pattanayak Vol.IIISBN : 978-81-250-5395-8Edited By :Debi Prasanna Pattanayak
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 and 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.