THE AGAMIC TRADITION AND THE ARTS VOL. 3ISBN : ISBN: 81-246-0039-2Edited By :BETTINA BAUMERRs.600.00
This volume examines systematically the manifestation of the elements in the Indian arts and their Āgamic background. From the different vantage points of the architect, sculptor,…Read Morepainter, musician and dancer the field is reopened here to discern the structure of the arts at its primal level. Experiences of the transformation of the gross to the subtle and the theories of aesthetic and cultural ecology emerge from such a captivating view-point.[expand title=”View Book”]
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THE SANGITOPANISAT- SARODDHARAHISBN : 81-208-1548-3Edited By :ALLYN MINER
The Sudhākalaśa Saṅgītaratnākara is an important medieval text written in 1350 CE. It is attributed to a Jaina scholar, Vācanācārya Śrī Sudhākalaśa and represents a distinctive western Indian and Jaina stream of musicology…Read MoreComposed about 100 years subsequent to the great compendium, the Saṅgītaratnākara, there is significant difference in its approach and treatment of the subject. This text stands in an intermediary position between the Saṅgītaratnākara and the later medieval works such as the Nartananirṇaya. While epitomizing the Indian phenomenon of an adherence to certain key fundamentals, it unfolds and reveals many processes of interaction and focuses attention on particular aspects of form and technique. It is also an important text for the change it reflects in understanding the Rāgas and Rāginīs assigning gender and visualizing an iconography.
THE TANTRA OF SVAYAMBHU VIDYAPADAISBN : 91-208-1125-9Edited By :PIERRE-SYLVAIN FILLIOZAT
Complementary and co-eval with other fundamental texts has been the tradition of the Āgamas and some portions of the Purāṇas.as which deal not so much with construction of temples and the making of the images but with the worshipping of deities and the methodologies of enlivening,…Read Moregiving prāṇa (breath) to inert matter. In the Āgamas, there are the major streams of the Śaiva, the Vaisnava and the Śākta traditions. Among these the Śaiva literature is extensively known by its familiar division of Kashmir Śaivism and Śaiva Siddhānta.
The Svāyambhuva-Sūtra-Saṁgraha belongs to the Śaiva Siddhānta stream and is a portion of the thirteenth Mūla Āgma dealing with Vidyāpāda. The chapters deal with four principal concerns of the Śaiva Siddhānta, namely the nature of the bound soul (Paśu); the bondage (Paśu); God’s power of grace ( anugraha Śakti); and the path of liberation ( adhvan). From these goals the text moves on to describe the methodologies of attaining the final goal through the elaborate rite of dīkṣā.
Sadyojyoti, the ancient-most acarya of this tradition, has commented upon this rite in detail. The text assumes importance for the concurrent levels of philosophic discourse and process of worship.
VEDIC, BUDDHIST AND JAIN TRADITIONS VOL. 2ISBN : ISBN: 81-246-0038-4Edited By :SAMPAT NARAYANRs.600.00
The second volume in the series on Prakṛti centres on the texts, probing deep into the Vedic rituals, Upaniṣadic philosophies and Jyotiṣa Śāstra….Read MoreThere is a prodigious consideration of the concept of mahābhūtas in Buddhism and Jainism. It also brings forth the many convergences and divergences of the viewpoints between and amongst these different streams of Indian thought.[expand title=”View Book”]
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ANCIENT CITIES, SACRED SKIES: COSMIC GEOMETRIES AND CITY PLANNING IN ANCIENT INDIAISBN : 81-7305-189-5Edited By :MCKIM and L. M. GUJRAL , Distributor: Aryan Books International, New Delhi -2
(2000, xii+138pp., line drawings, b&w plates, gloss. index)
The seven technical papers presented here in this volume endeavour to re-create as fully as possible the mind-scape of the people as it effected the structures of their cities……Read MoreThe cities and landscapes described cover a time span of over 4,500 years from the Harappan city of Dholavira to the great empire of Vijayanagara kings. It also talks about the architects who designed some of the cosmic geometries of these cities
It is hoped that this interdisciplinary study of the subject will facilitate a deeper comprehension of the relationship of the physio-cultural, economic dimensions and the planning and organization of specific territory.
BHAGAT BANI IN SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB: SHABAD AND ITS RESONANCEISBN :Edited By :J.S. NEKI, S.S. NOOR, MOLLY KAUSHAL ,Distributor: B. K. Offset, Delhi - 32
(2008, 126pp., Introduction, Preface,)
This book is an outcome of the seminar jointly organized by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Punjabi Academy, Delhi in December, 2006 on “Confluence of Traditions: Bhagat Bānī in Śrī Guru Granth Sahib”. ….Read MoreThe IGNCA, since its very inception has been conducting research and documenting musical heritage of diverse communities of India under its Ādi Śravya (primal sound) programme of the Janapada Sampada Division. The focus of the Ādi Śravya programme is on the chanted, sung and recited word. The bānī of gurus and saints contained in Śrī Guru Granth Sāhib provides a unique and distinct experience of this sacred Śabda. Folk, devotional and classical music has flourished side by side in Punjab for centuries. Sikhism, Hinduism and Islam, the dominant religious faiths of Punjab, each have their distinct music repertoires, linked to a specific setting; spiritual and aesthetic needs. The four divisions of Punjabi’s musical repertoire Sūfiānā Qalām, Qawwśli, gurmat saṅgīt and bhakti saṅgīt – are rooted in specific spiritual experience.
CONCEPT OF TIMEISBN : 81-207-1644-2, Rs 1250(HB)Edited By :KAPILA VATSYAYANRs.1,250.00
The volume comprises a selection of fifty four papers presented at the seminar held in November 1990 at IGNCA where over sixty delegates from twelve countries and a dozen disciplines were engaged in profound and meaningful dialogue for six….Read Moredays. Each paper brings a penetrating insight into this all permeating and pervading preoccupation of man since the dawn of awareness of his being and becoming. The papers are grouped into eight sections: (l)Time: Concept, (2) Time: The Philosophic Discourse, (3) Time: Geological and Biological, (4) Time: Social and Cultural, (5) Time: Ritual, (6) Time: Response of the Arts, (7) Time: Consciousness, and (8) Time: Transcendence and Immanence
Glimpses of Content
D. P. Agrawal
G. C. Pande
P. M. Bhargava
M. A. Lakshmithathachar
Singh Preter Malekin
Meers Aster Patel
S. C. Malik
J. M. Malville
T. S. Maxwell
Jr. S. Rinpoche
H. H. The Dalai Lama
Michael W. Meister
B. N. Saraswati
D. F. Miller
C. V. Seshadri
M. A. Dhaki
P. K. Mukhopadhyay
Prem Lata Sharma
G. H. Muller
S. H. Nasr
G. D. Sontheimer
Irene J. Winter
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.
KUMARAJIVA : PHILOSOOPHER AND SEERISBN : 13 : 978-93-80935-61-4Edited By :SHASHI BALA ,Distributor: D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi-15.
MAN IN NATURE VOL. 5ISBN : 81-246-0041-4Edited By :BAIDYANATH SARASWATIRs.600.00
The fifth volume on Man in Nature is a coming together of cultures and disciplines. Enchanting in their own way, the international community of scientists, philosophers, anthropologists, ecologists and artists,…Read Moreshare in this volume the myths and cosmology of their respective societies and cultures. There emerges a most meaningful dialogue between those who live with the myths of primordial elements and those who have modified the tools of science to investigate the nature of matter.
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