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.
THE PUSPA-SUTRA: A PRATISAKHYA OF SAMAVEDAISBN : 81-208-1792-3(set)Edited By :G. H. TARLEKAR
(2001, 2 vols., xxxii+415pp, appen. bibl.)
The Puṣpa-Sūtra is one of the major ancillary works in the Sāman technical literature attributed to the Kauthuma and Rāṇāyaṇīya schools. It deals with the Sāman melodies and their structure.Read More[expand title=”View Book”]The term pa, in the present context, means t syllabic expansion that takes place when a melody is formed out of a verse. The Puṣpa-Sūtra was written long after the Sāman melodies had been developed.
It is difficult to fix the exact date of the Puṣpa-Sūtra. There were additions to the original nucleus, like the vikalpas (alternatives), remaining bhāvas, the detailed treatment of prastāva and the first two prapāṭhakas. Its present form of having ten prapāṭhakas is a great help to the scholars working in the field of the study of Sāmavedic chants. The explanation of the technical terms provided in this edition could also be of great help to the readers.
The present edition prepared by G.H. Tarlekar who was a living authority on the science of Sāman-chanting, contains the accurate text in Sanskrit with English exposition bringing out all the intricate points discussed in the Sūtras in a highly technical language. This important text on the Sāman-chanting has been exposited in English in this edition for the first time.
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The Temple of Muktesvara at CaudadanapuraISBN : 81-7017-327-2Edited By :Vasundhara Filliozat and Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat
(1995, xv+191pp. line drawings, col. and b&w plates, bibl., indexes)
The northern part of Karnataka is one of the richest areas of lndia in monuments of great artistic value. It was subjected to the rule of several royal families, CāLukyas of Kalyāṇa, Kaḷacūris and Senas in the tenth to thirteenth centuries CE which has been a period of great cultural refinement…Read MoreIt was the time of the greatest expansion of the Kālāmukha-Lakulaśaiva movements, and of the rise of Vīraśaivism.
The temple of Mukteśvara at Cauḍadānapura (Dharwar district) is a beautiful representative of the style and the high culture of that time. Its history is known to us, thanks to a set of seven long inscriptions, composed in literary medieval Kannada, engraved with great care on large steles. It is a single cella temple in what is popularly known as Jakkaṇācārī style. The present study contains a historical introduction, the complete edition, translation and interpretation of the inscriptions, an architectural description, with a graphic survey and an iconographical analysis.
THE TRUE SCHOLARISBN :Edited By :Roger Lipsey
(2013, 47 pp.)
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy(1877-1947) remains a unique and inspring scholar and author across the many fields of study he made his own. One of the foremost founders of Indian art history, he was the first to distinguish between Rajput and Moghul painting, and built a…Read Moremagnificent collection in the early decades of the twentieth century, now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he was a curator and later research fellow from 1917 forward. In those years his catalogues, monographs, and studies of motifs and iconographies a set a standard of rigour and comprehensiveness. In later years, from the early 1930s, Coomaraswamy’s interests widened to include scripture and religious thought, which became the basis for profound investigations of traditional religious art in India and the West. A new model of art historiography and cross-cultural text study emerged in his writings : austere, often intricate, endowed with authority yet lightened by clarity of insight. He once wrote about a theme in Indian myth: the “patriarch’s voyage” across a sea slanting upwards. His was such a voyage.
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE IN MEDIEVAL INDIAISBN : 13 : 978-93-81406-41-0Edited By :Adam Hardy
(2015, xiv+293pp.,inÎ, Bib., Illus. col., maps and line drawings)
This book is about Vastuvidya or Architectural theory, the creation of temples, and the role of drawing as an indispensible bridge between the two. It focuses on two works attributed to Bhoja, the legendary Paramara ruler of Malwa in the first half of the eleventh century…Read MoreThe first of these is his vastly ambitious, but unfinished, royal temple at Bhojpur, with its unique set of architectural drawings engraved on the surrounding rocks. These beautiful drawings, documented here for the first time, provide insights into construction processes and glimpses of hitherto unknown temple forms. They also hold the key to the intended design of the Bhojpur temple itself, which would have been by far the biggest Hindu temple in the world.
The other main focus of this study is Bhoja’s great compendium of architectural knowledge known as the Samaranganasutradhara, a project of comparable ambition to his temple. This famous Vastusastra was compiled at a moment when the classical traditions of Indian architecture had blossomed into abundant maturity, and could be understood in relation to one another, in all their diversity.
As illustrated by numerous photographs, the text describes types known among surviving monuments, as well as many others probably never built. Far from being a straightjacket and an impediment to growth, the text is revealed both as full of architectural invention, and as a framework and a stimulus to further creativity. This book will allow the reader to begin to understand the temple architecture of medieval India through the eyes of its creators.
TIME AND ETERNAL CHANGEISBN : 81-207-1288-9Edited By :J. Mckim Malville
(1990, xi+112pp., bibl.)
Time and change are inseparable partners. Without the rhythm (time) of the changing seasons, the slow death of our sun or the outward movements of galaxies there would be no flow of time. As an astro physicist and a student of myth and archaeoastronomy the author guides the reader through…Read Morea variety of metaphors of time and change, demonstrating how many ancient intuitions about the nature of time have found expression in modern physics and astromony.
Depending upon the nature of change, time may be experienced as cyclic or linear expressed by metaphors of ocean, river, moon and arrow as well as myths. Throughout this remarkable synthesis of myth and science the reader is presented with intuitions about our restless cosmos which span centuries and cultures.