Rock Art Studies : Interpretation through Multidisciplinary Approaches Volume IIISBN :Edited By :B.L.Malla
ṚTA: THE COSMIC ORDERISBN : 81-246-0252-2Edited By :MADHU KHANNA ,Distributor: D K Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi - 15
(2004, x+326pp., 34 b&w figs., 21 col. Photographs; index; )
This volume contains the articles, presented in a seminar at IGNCA on Ṛta: The Cosmic Order in which a panel of distinguished Indian and foreign scholars interpret the Read Moremultifaceted theme of Ṛta from a wide range of perspectives, comparing notions of order in Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese and Islamic speculative thought and with references to ancient Indian Hindu writings and modern science. Combining sound scholarship with a penetrating insight, these essays are a fine example of integrated studies. They give alternative viewpoints on the unity underlying this ancient concept as well
as, its relevance in the modern age.
RŪPA-PRATIRŪPA: MIND, MAN AND MASKISBN : 81-7305-192-5Edited By :S.C. MALIK,Distributor: Aryan Books International, New Delhi -2
(2001, xli+334pp., line drawings, col. and b&w plates,)
An ancient Indian hymn describes Man’s first conscious reflection on creation as: ” … the contemplative mind conceives of everything from nothing … only Mind was there … neither existent nor non-existent……Read More… That the Truth is hidden in a golden jar.
… That which covers the Truth, the Mind and the Man, is the Mask”. There are so many traditions all over the world that have basic ground of existence. From this theoretical base several questions may be raised within the contemporary cultural context when alternative ways of future scenarios are being considered: Who is man? What is the Person/Self? The answers may be given in terms of Purusa (cosmic man) in India; in Greece the word Prosopon and the Latin word Persona assumed the meaning of personage. Thus Mind, Man and Person are closely interlinked; and in this context there are diverse concepts, notions and paradigms to the query-”What is Mask?”
It is clear to all that the Mask has the power to reveal as also the power to conceal the “self/Self’. The present volume containing the proceedings of the seminar held at IGNCA in 1998 on “Rūpa-Pratirūpa: Man, Mind and Mask” reflects a turning point in the series of seminars held earlier at IGNCA on the themes: Time (Kāla), Space (Ākāśa), Form (Ākāra) Primal Elements (Prakṛti), Chaos and Order (Ṛta-Ṛta) and Sound (Dhvani). It now deals directly with the human being. It also deals with how humankind has attempted to move into the inner realm of the self/Self and the Mind of Man . Contributors have responded from the viewpoint of their own field of specialization and they reflect views of diverse cultures and societies.
Silent Rock’s An Eloquent Testimony-Rock Art Heritage Of OdishaISBN :Edited By :Bansi Lal Malla , Author: Sadasiba Pradhan
(2017, xx+210 pp., Size 22 cm x 28cm)
SWARAJ IN EDUCATION:EXPERIENCE AND EXPERIMENT IN PRIMARY EDUCATIONISBN :Edited By :BAIDYANATH SARASWATI
(1996, 68pp., col. illus.)
Lord Macaulay, torch-bearer in the path of colonial progress, recommended the spread of Western learning through the medium of the English language. What emerged was a system of education with ultimate objective of securing servants for public administration…Read Morediverting young men and women from the study of oriental to occidental literature, and arousing in young hearts a passion for Western knowledge and culture.
This book provides an alternative in svarāja (self-rule) envisaged and through primary education imparted in the Bose Foundation School at Kāsī.
THE CONCEPT OF ŚŪNYAISBN : 81-7305-240-9Edited By :A.K. BAG and S.R. SARMA ,Distributor:Aryan Books International,New Delhi.
The concept of śūnya in India has a long history and varied manifestations in different dimensions, in mathematics, in philosophy and in mysticism. In mathematical literature it is used in the sense of “zero”……Read Morehaving no substantial numeral value of its own but playing the key role in the system of decimal notation, to express all numbers with nine digits, one to nine and the śūnya as the tenth.The application of śūnya in this system of notation was discovered in India some time in the pre-Christian era. Its concretization in the form of a dot or a small circle and its use in decimal place value system was first transmitted to the Middle-East and thence to Europe to supplant the Greek and Roman systems, and the whole world slowly recognized it as the most scientific system of numeration.
The present volume is the outcome of a joint seminar organized by Indian National Science Academy and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and aims at a documented account of various facets of śūnya in mathematics and astronomy and its various ramifications in philosophy and arts.
THE INDIAN TEMPLE – mirror of the WorldISBN : 978-81-7822-485-5Edited By :BRUNO DAGENS , Distributor : New Age Books, New Delhi-28
(2016, xxi+306pp.,ind., Bib., Illus)
THE NATURE OF MAN AND CULTURE:ALTERNATIVE PARADIGMS IN ANTHROPOLOGYISBN : 81-7305-196-8Edited By :BAIDYANATH SARASWATI
The Nature of Man and Culture is a response to the relentless search for alternative paradigms in anthropology. Presented here are contributions from a distinguished group of experts from India, Kenya, Korea, Venezuela, Mexico and the USA…Read MoreAnthropology based on the premises of a materialistic science does not answer but raises questions about man. To answer such central questions, the authors of this volume reflect on sacred science, space and time, experience and expression, and question of universality. An effort has been made to “re-language” traditional thought in terms of sacred science, cosmic anthropology, sonic anthropology, philosophical anthropology, quantum anthropology, experiential anthropology, people’s anthropology and so on. This book is an important contribution to the field of anthropological studies and an invaluable tool for anyone interested in a deeper understanding of human nature and culture.
THE NATURE OF MATTER VOL. 4ISBN : 81-246-0040-6Edited By :JAYANT V. NARLIKARRs.600.00
The fourth volume in the series offers a much-needed critical appraisal of modem scientific concepts with reference to traditional thoughts…Read MoreIt contains invaluable discussion of quantum theory and elementary particles, evolution of living matter, nature and function of matter, scientific philosophy and Buddhist thought, Sarilkhya theory of matter, ancient and medieval biology, mysticism and modern science, traditional cosmology, matter and medicine, matter and consciousness, etc. The dialogue created between the method of science and the method of speculation is invigorating.
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THE SILK ROAD : Trade, Caravan Serais, Cultural Exchanges and Power GameISBN : 978-81-7305-528-7Edited By :Mansura Haider
(2014, xxvi + 330 pp., Figs. & Maps 16 )
The Silk Road not only developed and enhanced trade and commerce between the East and the West, but was also a significant factor in facilitating cultural and social interaction across continents…..Read MoreGiven the historic and cultural importance of this transcontinental route, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts(IGNCA), along with the Eurasia Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India had organised an International Seminar on ‘Cities, Roads and Caravan Serais – An Emblem of Relations through the Ages” which was held during 8-12 January 2008. This volume contains the proceedings of the seminar.