ROCK ART IN KUMAON HIMALAYAISBN :
ROCK ART IN THE OLD WORLDISBN :Edited By :MICHAEL LORBLANCHET
(2001, xxxii+538pp., tables, maps, col. and b&w figs.)
RURAL CONTEXT OF PRIMARY EDCATIONISBN :Edited By :BAIDYANATH SARASWATI
(1996, 27pp., col. illus.)
The present system of education of India, from the pre-school stage to higher education, has been imported from the West. Three villages selected from different agro-dimatic samples…Read Moredraughtprone area; rain-fed area; and hilly tracts in the Western Ghats of Pune district in Maharashtra.
This book explores the indigenous system of education in which culture involves the learning
SACRED COMPLEX OF GURUVAYUR TEMPLEISBN : 978-81-7305-388-7Edited By :P.R.G. Mathur
(2009, 246pp., + xxvi, col. illus 129, bibl., Figs. & Maps 28, Index)
Sacred Complex of the Guruvayur Temple is the first comprehensive study of the Tāntric aspects of the famous Guruvayur Śrī Kṛṣṇa Temple, which has become the second richest and busy pilgrim centre in India, in recent years…Read MoreThe uniqueness of the Guruvayur Sacred Complex is its universal appeal. The secrets of the Sacred Complex of Guruvayur are described in simple language for the lay devotees by the author. He has combined the humility of a votary with objectivity of a scientific researcher. This pioneering and outstanding work is expected to receive attention from social scientists, planners and administrators and inspire researchers to study other sacred temple complexes as mirrors of Indian religious tradition.
SARADA AND TAKARI ALPHABETS: ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENTISBN : 81-246-0412-6Edited By :Bhushan Kumar Kaul Deambi
Among the Indian scripts the Śāradā script has a pride of place. Though an alphabet of Kashmir par excellence it remained for several centuries a popular script of an extensive area of north-western India including Afghanistan, Gandhāra or north-western Pakistan, the Darad territories of Gilgit, Chilas and Chitral, Ladakh, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi…Read MoreThe epigraphic and literary records written in the Śāradā script that have surfaced in these regions have thrown welcome light on many facets of the history and culture of the area of their provenance. Nearly the entire extant manuscripts of Sanskrit works including those on science, mathematics and erotics besides some old Kashmiri texts are written in this script.
The Śāradā alphabet was replaced in the thirteenth century by its descendant, Devāśeṣa, which in turn gave rise to the modern alphabet of Ṭākarī. The epigraphic, literary and other valuable
documents of Himachal Pradesh available are mostly written in Devāśeṣa and Ṭākarī. But it is sad that the number of scholars having a sound knowledge of the ṣāradā and Ṭākarī scripts is extremely small. There is every apprehension of the complete loss of these two scripts unless serious measures are taken to disseminate the knowledge under the guidance of the epigraphy stalwart to our younger generation of scholars.
The entire study of the present work is based on original records and is comprehensively illustrated by palaeographic tables and charts prepared from published facsimiles, photographs, original inscriptions and manuscripts. To give an idea of the records written in these two scripts, printed photographs of the inscriptions, manuscripts, documents, etc., have been given at the end of the book.
It is hoped that the book would serve as a guide and an aid for the scholars interested in the study of the important and valuable records written in ṣāradā and Ṭākarī scripts which are otherwise preserved in museums and libraries in India and abroad.
SELECTED LETTERS OF ANANDA K. COOMARASWAMYISBN : 19-562306-1Edited By :ALVIN MOORE, JR. and RAMA POONAMBULAM COOMARASWAMY
(1988, xxxiii+479 pp. App., bibl., indexes)
Ananda K Commaraswamy’s contributions in the field of art and literature are stupendous. But little is known about the man himself. The letters included in this volume, published for the first time, reveal the being of this uncompromising man, who believed in no theories…Read Moreof ideologies, political or philosophic isms. Combining scientific precision acquired through his training as a geologist, with his own great sensitivity, Coomaraswamy addresses himself to the disciplines of history, philosophy, religion, arts and crafts. The letters show incredible range of his mind which cuts across civilizations, cultures, languages, arts and crafts, encompassing the whole.
Shree Ramayan: MahanveshnamISBN : 978-81-267-1679-1Edited By :M. Virappa Moili, Dr. Pradhan Gurudatt
धर्म वही शाश्वत होता है जो समय की समस्याओं का निदान करने में सक्षम हो। पुराण कथाओं में समय की सारी समस्याओं का समाधान निहित होता है इसलिए पुराण “धर्म-ग्रन्थ” कहे गए हैं। वे समय की सीमाओं को लाँघकर, सैकड़ों पीढ़ियों तक दोहराए जाते हैं।…Read Moreपुराण-पुरुष नही है जिसका जीवन-वृत्त पाठक या श्रोता के मन में साहस और आत्मविश्वास की ज्योति जला दे। पौराणिक आख्यानों में निहित शाश्वत समाधान प्रस्तुत करके समाज को नव-जागरण और नव-निर्वाण की प्रेरणा देना लेखक का दायित्व है। वही तत्त्व लेखन की श्रेष्ठता और सफलता की कसौटी है।
कन्नड़ के प्रसिद्ध लेखक श्री वीरप्पा मोयिली ने इस ग्रन्थ में वाल्मीकि के आधार से, सुमित्रानंद्न श्री लक्ष्मण के अति ओजस्वी व्यक्तित्व को “महान्वेषण” के शब्दावरण में सजाने का प्रयत्न किया है। मोयिली के सौमित्र दीन-दलित मानवता के उत्थान के लिए जो प्रेरणा देते है वे मंत्र आज भी उतने की प्रासंगिक और कार्यकारी प्रतीत होते हैं जितने वे हजारों साल पहले रहे होंगे। इस प्रकार अतीत के दीपक से वर्तमान को प्रकाशित करने का प्रयत्न है श्री रामायण महान्वेषणम्।
SHRI SHRI RUPAGOSWAMIPRABHUPADAPRANITA: SHRI SHRI BHAKTIRASAMRTASINDHUISBN : 81-208-1546-7Edited By :Premlata Sharma
(1998(Vol.I), lxviii+564pp., intro)
श्री श्री भक्तिरसामृतसिन्धु केवल गौड़ीय परम्परा का प्रमुख ग्रन्थ ही नहीं है अपितु पूरे देश में भक्तिरस का जो भी प्रतिपादन हुआ है उसकी पराकाष्ठा इसमें निबद्ध है।…Read More
श्री श्री भक्तिरसामृतसिन्धु में भक्ति का साङ्गोपाङ्ग निरूपण परम्परा प्राप्त नौ रसों में से शान्त और श्रृङ्गार से दास्य, सख्य और वात्सल्य को जोड़कर पाँच मुख्य भक्तिरस और शेष सात – हास्य, करुण, वीर, भयानक, बीभत्स, रौद्र एवं अद्भुत – को गौण भक्तिरस बनाकर द्वादश भक्तिरस का प्रतिपादन है।
Volume ISBN Price 1998(Vol.I), lxviii+564pp., intro. 81-208-1546-7 Rs. 850 2003 (Vol II) lxxv+536pp. 81-208-1985-3 Rs. 1400
SOCIAL IDENTITIES IN REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIAISBN : 0-333-92947-0Edited By :MADHAVAN K. PALAT
(2001, xv+246pp., gloss., index)
This volume explores the crisis of identity that faced Russia before and after the Revolution. The essays discuss how a re-evaluation of national identity challenged widely held ideas and rocked traditional institutions such as the Church. Local notables, peasants, artists and the intelligentsia all gorged new identities in relation to their own perceptions of ”Russia”…Read MoreFor peasants this was the idea of Ukraine and Russia as “nations”; for artists such as the futurist poet Khlebnikov this was the contribution of the supranation, “Eurasia”. The essays take a fresh look at the Russian Revolution, showing great diversity, covering such areas as the Stolypin agrarian reform, the fracture of the intelligentsia, and Church reform, as well as encompassing the central focus of “identity”. Also included in this volume is Khlenikov’s manifesto “An Indo-Russian Union”, published here in Russian with a new English translation.
SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY AND TEMPORAL POWERISBN : 0-19-5631-43-9Edited By :केशवराम एन. लेंगर और राम पी. कुमारस्वामी
The Indian theory of government is expounded in this work on the basis of the textual sources, mainly of the Brāhmaṇas and te Ṛgveda. The mantra from the Aitareya Brāhmaṇa (VIII.27) by which the priest addresses the king,…Read Morespells out the relation between the spiritual and the temporal power. This “marriage formula” has its analogous applications in the cosmic, political, family and individual spheres of operation, in each by the conjunction of complementary agencies.
The welfare of the community in each case depends upon a succession of obediences and loyalties; that of the subjects to the dual control of king and priest, that of the king to the priest, and
that of all to the principle of an eternal law (dharma) as king of kings.
The revised edition, one of Coomaraswamy’s most significant writings, incorporates his own additions to the printed first edition of 1942.