THE USE OF CULTURAL HERITAGE AS A TOOL FOR DEVELOPMENTISBN :Edited By :BAIDYANATH SARASWATI
(1998, 36pp., biblio)
In the recent years, peoples and nations have become increasingly concerned with the development of process, as is manifested in cultures…Read MoreDrawing from the field observation of the indigenous weavers of India and Sri Lanka, the study aims at describing how cultural heritage is used as a tool for development, discussing what theories of culture and development emerge from the oral heritage and calling attention to planners and decision makers in government for action.
THE WORLD OF ROCK ART: An Overview of the Five ContinentsISBN :Edited By :B.L.Malla
XUANZANG AND THE SILK ROUTEISBN : 978-81-215-1186-5Edited By :LOKESH CHANDRA and RADHA BANERJEE
China as we know is a great civilization and Xuanzang’s (who is popularly known as Hsuan-tsang) visit to India was a great event. The noted Chinese traveller and Buddhist pilgrim, Xuanzang, reached India in CE 630, having undertaken arduous journey across Central Asia. A Chinese emperor called him “the jewel of the empire”……Read MoreNearly fourteen years of his life (from CE 630 to 644) were spent visiting Buddhist temples and monasteries, cities and places of interest in the Indian subcontinent. He was a keen observer of men and affairs. Apart from being a devout monk, he has left behind a fascinating and authentic account of India’s history, geography, economy and society of the times when King Hara ( CE 606-47) ruled over northern India. This volume contains articles on the life and achievement of Xuanzang. Dharma master Xuanzang came to India particularly in search of Buddhist texts which were not available in China. He studied his favourite text Yogācārabhumiśāstra under the famous teacher Sllabhadra of Nalanda. He was a great recorder of historical sites of the Silk Route. His description of the Silk Route countries in Afghanistan and Gandhara are valuable for the political and cultural history of these lands. The study of Bamiyan monasteries and colossal buddhas have inspired art historians to make a thorough study of the cultural history of Afghanistan.
The articles in this volume show, through wide range of studies, not only Xuanzang’s love and knowledge of Buddhism, but also an account of various countries and their cultural heritage.
ध्वनिः नेचर एंड कल्चर ऑफ साउंडISBN : 81-246-0111-9Edited By :S. C. Malik (ed.)
(1998, viii+175pp., figs.,)
Assembled in this volume are the presentations of IGNCA seminar exploring the various complex conceptual dimensions of sound, ranging from its mystical and traditionally metaphysical to its present-day developments, from its perceptions in indigenous musical theory to its futuristic applications….Read MoreWith focus around five thematic areas of the seminar: (a) Sound as the Source of Creation and Sources of Sound, (b) Sound and the Senses, (c) Sound and Space, (d) Sound and Time, and (e) Symbols of Sound and Sonic Designs, the contributors open up the possibilities of interaction among different disciplines involved in the study of dhvani-phenomenon.