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A Buddhist Manual of Psychological Ethics (Buddhist Psychology) of the Fourth Century BC: being a translation, now made for the first time, from the Original Pali of the First Book in the Abhidhamma-Pitaka, Caroline A.F. Rhys Davids
1 Caroline A.F. Rhys Davids
A Buddhist Manual of Psychological Ethics (Buddhist Psychology) of the Fourth Century BC: being a translation, now made for the first time, from the Original Pali of the First Book in the Abhidhamma-Pitaka
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8121507170 / 9788121507172; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
This volume is a translation from original Pali into English of Dhamma-Sangani, the first book of the seven books of the Ahidhamma-Pitaka. The Dhamma-Sangani is an important text of the Theravadin School of Buddhism and deals with the enumeration of the psychic and mental properties, i.e., the elements and objects of consciousness and constitutes an important work from the point of view of psychological ethics. It is a Buddhist manual of psychological ethics and provides an 'enumeration of the Dhammas', i.e., an inquiry into the mental elements or processes. It is a compendium of the terms and concepts in vogue among the Buddhists and the Import and meaning of which have been made clear for those striving to attain the Buddhist ideal of Arahat-ship. The book is divided into three main sections containing the Genesis of Thoughts, Form and the Division Entitled 'Elimination'. The learned author has not simply rendered a literal translation of this difficult text but has added copious notes to the text and has also tried to connect the Manual with the rest of the Buddhist Pitakas. In her Introductory Essay, she has discussed with great erudition, the relevant portions regarding the historical traditions, the commentaries on the subject, Buddhist psychological ethics and the fundamental concepts such as those relating to mind, and theory of intellection, and Buddhist notions of good, bad and indeterminate. A glossary of Pali words and a general index have enhanced the value of the book. Printed Pages:488. 039762

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A Comparative Grammar of the Modern Aryan Languages of India: with Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya and Bengali, 3 Parts (Bound in One), John Beames
2 John Beames
A Comparative Grammar of the Modern Aryan Languages of India: with Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya and Bengali, 3 Parts (Bound in One)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8121503639 / 9788121503631; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
The writing of A Comparative Grammar of the Modern Aryan Languages of India started in 1866 and vol. I on Phonetics was finished in 1871. John Beames saw a copy of Caldwell’s Grammar of the Dravidian Languages in 1865 and it immediately struck to him that a similar book was much needed for the Aryan group. The work commenced in 1866 and was planned in 3 vols. Vol. I on the Phonetics of the group was finished in 1871. The remaining two volumes: vol: II on Noun and Pronoun, and vol. III on Verb and Particles followed. Printed Pages: 1038. 037770

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A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi and English, John T. Platts
3 John T. Platts
A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi and English
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8121500982 / 9788121500982; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 19 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 1268. 026499

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A History of Agriculture in India (From c. AD 1947 to the Present) (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume V, Part 2, Section I), Lallanji Gopal and V.C. Srivastava (eds); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
4 Lallanji Gopal and V.C. Srivastava (eds); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
A History of Agriculture in India (From c. AD 1947 to the Present) (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume V, Part 2, Section I)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8187586532 / 9788187586531; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
The volumes of the PROJECT OF HISTORY OF INDIAN SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE (PHISPC) aim at discovering the main aspects of India's heritage and present them in an interrelated way. These volumes, in spite of their unitary look, recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational culture. The Project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers and writers who are methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. In fact, contributions are made by different scholars with different ideological persuasions and methodological approaches. The Project is marked by what may be called 'methodological pluralism'. In spite of its primary historical character, this Project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by many scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavour of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization like India. The history of agriculture in the present volume (V Part II) is concerned with the development of agriculture in various aspects in Medieval and Modern India. It has been divided in two sections: Section I on Agriculture in Medieval and Modern India up to 1947 and Section II on Agriculture in Post Independence India from 1947 up to the present. Each section focuses on technology, Regional Study, Revenue administration and Produces, Peasant Study, Institutional aspect, Horticulture, Religion/Folklore, Music, Science in Agriculture, Dairy Farming, Policy Reforms, Forestry and Environment. The Section-II (post-Independence India) of the Volume V Part II, has nineteen chapters on regional study of Rajasthan (1), Jain agricultural practices (2), Agriculture in Folklore/Music of Himachal Pradesh (3), Agriculture produces - Mango, Tea and Coffee (4, 5), I.C.A.R. 's contributors (6), Soil Science in relation to Agriculture (7), Plant Protection Techniques (8), Gender and agriculture (9, 10), History of Dairy Co-operatives (11) and techniques and development of Dairy products (12), Agriculture in five Year Plans (13) and Agriculture and Policy Reforms (14), Indian Agricultural structure and Sustainable Development (15), Agricultural Economics and Plight of the Poor (16), Eco-designing for Biodiversity Conservation (17), History of forestry (18) and Agrarian Impact on Environment in contemporary India (19). Each chapter has been given thorough analysis on the basis of original sources including unofficial sources by experts. The volume is a lucid summation of existing knowledge on agriculture in medieval and modern India up to 1947 with research orientation while the Section II has a critical appraisal of post Independence Indian Agriculture up to the present. For a complete vision and understanding of the subject vis-a-vis policy/reforms/science/technology etc. both sections are essential continuity. The volume in both sections are unique in the sense that every chapter has been authored by experts who have utilized official as well as unofficial sources for a critical analysis of the development of Indian Agriculture against the back drop of ecology, technology, folklore/music and human aspect and civilization aspects. Printed Pages: 656. 037869

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A History of Agriculture in India (From c. AD 1947 to the Present) (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume V, Part 2, Section II), Lallanji Gopal and V.C. Srivastava (eds); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
5 Lallanji Gopal and V.C. Srivastava (eds); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
A History of Agriculture in India (From c. AD 1947 to the Present) (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume V, Part 2, Section II)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8187586664 / 9788187586661; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
The volumes of the PROJECT OF HISTORY OF INDIAN SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE (PHISPC) aim at discovering the main aspects of India's heritage and present them in an interrelated way. These volumes, in spite of their unitary look, recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational culture. The Project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers and writers who are methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. In fact, contributions are made by different scholars with different ideological persuasions and methodological approaches. The Project is marked by what may be called 'methodological pluralism'. In spite of its primary historical character, this Project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by many scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavour of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization like India. The history of agriculture in the present volume (V Part II) is concerned with the development of agriculture in various aspects in Medieval and Modern India. It has been divided in two sections: Section I on Agriculture in Medieval and Modern India up to 1947 and Section II on Agriculture in Post Independence India from 1947 up to the present. Each section focuses on technology, Regional Study, Revenue administration and Produces, Peasant Study, Institutional aspect, Horticulture, Religion/Folklore, Music, Science in Agriculture, Dairy Farming, Policy Reforms, Forestry and Environment. The Section-II (post-Independence India) of the Volume V Part II, has nineteen chapters on regional study of Rajasthan (1), Jain agricultural practices (2), Agriculture in Folklore/Music of Himachal Pradesh (3), Agriculture produces - Mango, Tea and Coffee (4, 5), I.C.A.R. 's contributors (6), Soil Science in relation to Agriculture (7), Plant Protection Techniques (8), Gender and agriculture (9, 10), History of Dairy Co-operatives (11) and techniques and development of Dairy products (12), Agriculture in five Year Plans (13) and Agriculture and Policy Reforms (14), Indian Agricultural structure and Sustainable Development (15), Agricultural Economics and Plight of the Poor (16), Eco-designing for Biodiversity Conservation (17), History of forestry (18) and Agrarian Impact on Environment in contemporary India (19). Each chapter has been given thorough analysis on the basis of original sources including unofficial sources by experts. The volume is a lucid summation of existing knowledge on agriculture in medieval and modern India up to 1947 with research orientation while the Section II has a critical appraisal of post Independence Indian Agriculture up to the present. For a complete vision and understanding of the subject vis-a-vis policy/reforms/science/technology etc. both sections are essential continuity. The volume in both sections are unique in the sense that every chapter has been authored by experts who have utilized official as well as unofficial sources for a critical analysis of the development of Indian Agriculture against the back drop of ecology, technology, folklore/music and human aspect and civilization aspects. Printed Pages: 656. 037870

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Abhinava: Perspectives on Abhinavagupta (Studies in Memory of K.C. Pandey on His Centenary), Navjivan Rastogi (Ed.) & Meera Rastogi (Joint ed.)
6 Navjivan Rastogi (Ed.) & Meera Rastogi (Joint ed.)
Abhinava: Perspectives on Abhinavagupta (Studies in Memory of K.C. Pandey on His Centenary)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8121512255 / 9788121512251; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Till the advent of Prof. K.C. Pandey on the Indological horizon, the Sanskrit academy was hardly aware that Abhinavagupta—the most towering creative genius of medieval India—was more a philosopher than a literary critic and that his foray into poetics, in fact art and aesthetics as such, was to complement and substantiate his metaphysical and soteriological vision and that his contribution has been phenomenal in both the realms along with their allied and applied ramifications. It was largely for Pandey to unearth Abhinavagupta from the historical and academic oblivion and highlight the unique poignancy of Abhinavan contribution as being nurtured by a unified dynamic integral world-view having perfection, that is, oneness of the being and the beautiful, experience and expression, beingness and bliss, foundationally enshrined in its epicenter. Thus, Pandey proved to be a “path discoverer,” pathikrt and a “system-builder,” tarkasya karta. He consistently , and cogently, demonstrated through his numerous writings the intrinsically reciprocal congeniality that obtained between the Trika metaphysics on the one hand and its aesthetics on the other, where the former constitutes the genesis (karana hetu) of the theory of art and the latter the psycho-epistemological synthesis to the proper understanding of the tantrico-philosophical stipulations. The volume opens with a fairly long preface introducing the underlying theme and spirit of the whole venture followed by a biographical essay on Pandey’s inspiring life plus a comprehensive bibliography of his writings. The opening segment is followed by the Part One comprising reminiscences from a cross-section of his students and admirers including quite a few surviving close associates and contemporaries. The next two parts constitute the substantive portion and are devoted to Kashmir Shaivism and Abhinavan aesthetics, respectively. Printed Pages: 658. 037656

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An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology, 2 Vols: Vol. I: Subject; Vol. II: A Gazetteer of Explored and Excavated Sites in India, A. Ghosh
7 A. Ghosh
An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology, 2 Vols: Vol. I: Subject; Vol. II: A Gazetteer of Explored and Excavated Sites in India
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8121500877 / 9788121500876; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology is a significant reference work on archaeology in India. It is an authoritative work of permanent value in which the knowledge and expertise of Indian archaeologists from the Archaeological Survey of India, universities and other institutes have been pooled together under the editorship of the late A. Ghosh, former Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India. The Encyclopaedia has been planned in an ambitious manner; it is not a mere alphabetical listing of entries with sketchy information on topics. Vol. I deals with certain broad subjects relating to Indian Archaeology, is divided into twenty chapters, alphabetically arranged. Each chapter is further divided into sections and subsections containing independent and self-contained essays. For example, in the chapter on “Cultures,” one can find detailed information on various cultures in India; the chapter on “Basis of Dating” contains articles on archaeological dating, archaeomagnetic dating, 14C radio-carbon dating, numismatic dating, palaeographic and epigraphic dating, thermoluminiscent dating, etc. For those interested in getting further information on the subjects and in looking into the original sources and references, each entry also carries an exhaustive bibliography. The Vol. II of An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology is the Gazetteer. It contains basic data and information on all the explored and excavated sites in India along with reference to published reports and/or notices on each. The Encyclopaedia is thus an authoritative reference book not only for the specialists, students and research workers in the field of archaeology, but also for all those who wish to study India’s ancient past. Vol. I: 430 pp with 56 figures; Vol. II: 474 pp with 15 figs. 037351

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Ancient India as Described by Megasthenes and Arrian, John McCrindle
8 John McCrindle
Ancient India as Described by Megasthenes and Arrian
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8121509483 / 9788121509480; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Ancient India as described by Megasthenes and Arrian is a classic work on the ancient geography of India. This is an English translation of the fragments of the Indika of Megasthenes collected by Dr.Schwanbeck, and of the first part of the Indika of Arrian. Printed Pages: 240. 023935

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Ancient India as Described by Ptolemy: edited with an introduction notes and an additional map by Surendranath Majumdar Sastri, John McCrindle
9 John McCrindle
Ancient India as Described by Ptolemy: edited with an introduction notes and an additional map by Surendranath Majumdar Sastri
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8121509459 / 9788121509459; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Ancient India as Described by Ptolemy is a classic work on the ancient geography of India. The text of the present edition is a facsimile reprint of the original edition published in Bombay in 1855 together with an Introduction and Notes, embodying the latest researches supplementing the commentary of Dr. McCrindle. Dr. McCrindle has time and again pointed out that Ptolemy relied on Indian sources even in his description of other parts of Asia, and an attempt has been made in this work to show that the peoples of Central Asia were known to Sanskrit writers. Printed Pages: 470 with 1 map. 022694

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Ancient India as Described in Classical Literature, John McCrindle
10 John McCrindle
Ancient India as Described in Classical Literature
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8121512891 / 9788121512893; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
This book, Ancient India as Described in Classical Literature by John W.McCrindle, contains the annotated translation of extracts pertaining to India from the works of Herodotos, Strabo, Plinius, Aelianus and others. It is a veritable treasure house of information on a horde of subjects ranging from animals to the campaigns of Alexander. Everything about that period -a few centuries before and after the Christian era-comes alive in its pages. Printed Pages: 248. 016856

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Ancient Rome and India: Commercial and cultural contacts between the Roman world and India, Rosa Maria Cimino (Ed.)
11 Rosa Maria Cimino (Ed.)
Ancient Rome and India: Commercial and cultural contacts between the Roman world and India
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 812150676X / 9788121506762; Hardcover; New; New; 19 x 25 Cm 
Since ancient times, the Western Mediterranean had trading contacts with the Oriental world, which were more intense than we could imagine. They took place along the caravan routes through Central Asia, and the maritime routes across the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. Ideas, new technologies, and different experiences of political and social life accompanied the commercial goods to be traded. The frequency and intensity of these exchanges justifiably allows us to consider the Oriental and Western countries as part of one continent, the Euro-Asiatic continent. India, because of its geographical position, played a privileged role in commercial trading and cultural exchanges between the East and the West. The exhibition proposes to bring to light the importance of such exchanges that developed in a particular way during the Roman era, when the Pax Augusta enabled the broadening of the markets, because of the ever growing request for spices and luxury products by the rich Roman middleclass. Amphorae, vases, commonly-used bronze objects, Mediterranean terracotta statuettes and cameos and above all Roman coins, found in abundance, testify to the frequency of trading exchanges. Indian texts speak about the colonies of yavanas, Westerners, along the coast. The archaeological discoveries and literary references well justify the presence of Western influences in Indian territory, even in the artistic field; witness to this is the school of Gandharan art, which developed in the North-West regions, and the production of statuettes of Western imitation found in Central-Southern India. Printed Pages: 343. 037858

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Architecture in India (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Vol. VI, Part 2), M.A. Dhaky (Ed.) & D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
12 M.A. Dhaky (Ed.) & D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
Architecture in India (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Vol. VI, Part 2)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8187586699 / 9788187586692; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
The volumes of the PROJECT ON THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE IN INDIAN CIVILIZATION aim at discovering the main aspects of India’s heritage and present them in an interrelated way. In spite of their unitary look, these volumes recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational culture. The project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers and writers who are methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. The Project is marked by what may be called ‘methodological pluralism”. Inspite of its primarily historical character, this project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavour of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization like India. In this volume an attempt is made to present a panoramic view of the development of art and architecture during the early and the medieval periods of Indian history in the whole country from Kashmir in the north to Kerala in the South, from Maharashtra in the west to Bengal in the east. Altogether there are sixteen research papers which have given authentic accounts about the material, technique, style and idiom of the prominent religious and secular architectural structures, sculptures and other historical monuments constructed at different times under the patronage of various rulers of great kingdoms. Printed Pages: 300. 039767

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Asvaghosa’s Buddhacarita or Acts of the Buddha (Sanskrit text with English translation Cantos I to XIV translated from the original Sanskrit and cantos XV to XXVIII translated from the Tibetan and Chinese versions together with and introduction and notes), E.H. Johnston
13 E.H. Johnston
Asvaghosa’s Buddhacarita or Acts of the Buddha (Sanskrit text with English translation Cantos I to XIV translated from the original Sanskrit and cantos XV to XXVIII translated from the Tibetan and Chinese versions together with and introduction and notes)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8121507103 / 9788121507103; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
The Buddhacarita is a well-planned work written in Sanskrit by Asvaghosa who was a contemporary of Kusana emperor Kaniska. It is one of the few biographies of Buddha that is complete commencing with his birth and ending with his nirvana. This work is composed in the style of ornate court poetry or kavya. Unlike the Mahavastu and the Lalitavistara, it is a systematic treatment of the subject matter. The poet is not only moderate in language and style, but he also uses restraint in the presentation of miracles in the Buddha legend, keeping himself far removed from exaggeration. Unfortunately, only half of the work, i.e., 14 of 28 cantos survive in its original Sanskrit, providing us the story upto the Maravijaya; Tibetan and Chinese translations consist of the entire 28 cantos. The present edition contains the Sanskrit text of cantos I–XIV; translation of cantos I–XIV; translation of remaining cantos XV–XXVIII based on available Tibetan and Chinese versions. Printed Pages:653. 039761

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Becoming Hindus and Muslims: Reading the Cultural Encounter in Bengal: 1342-1905, Saumya Dey
14 Saumya Dey
Becoming Hindus and Muslims: Reading the Cultural Encounter in Bengal: 1342-1905
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8121512905 / 9788121512909; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
This book begins by interrogating the assumption that coherent religious identities emerged in the Indian subcontinent only in the nineteenth century, when the colonial state initiated the census and made it necessary for Indians determinately to identify themselves as Hindus or Muslims. The author studies the medieval Bengali kavyas and discerns the beginnings of religious identities in them. The kavyas, thus, he argues, formed an emotional inheritance which impacted the literature and sense of history which emerged in colonial Bengal under European influence. In the second-half of the nineteenth century, this new literature, teamed with a freshly acquired historical consciousness, demonstrated the various ways in which the contemporary Hindu and Muslim intelligentsia tried to make sense of each other. In the process, the literature of the period, the book suggests, both reflected and aided the gradual ‘becoming’ of Hindus and Muslims as political communities. Printed Pages: 313. 038553

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Buddhism (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume VII, Part 9), G.C. Pande (ed.); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
15 G.C. Pande (ed.); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
Buddhism (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume VII, Part 9)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8187586591 / 9788187586593; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
The volumes of the PROJECT ON THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, PHILOSOSPHY AND CULTURE IN INDIAN CIVILIZATION aim at discovering the main aspects of India’s heritage and present them in an interrelated way. In spite of their unitary look, these volumes recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational culture. The project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers and writers who are methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. The Project is marked by what may be called ‘methodological pluralism’. Inspite of its primarily historical character, this project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavour of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization. Buddhism can truly be called a universal religion. Like a kaleidoscope one can glean different spiritual structures in it. For some the rationalist and agnostic aspects of the early Pali Buddhism is important, others are inspired by the Mahayana texts and the Japanese tradition. Buddhism is to be valued for its idealistic, transcendental even non-dual tendencies. Still for some others the existential tendency and phenomenology seem significant in Buddhism. The study of Buddhist logic as preserved in Tibet and Mongolia also led to the appreciation of Buddhist philosophy as logic and epistemology with a strong ‘Kantian’ bias. The contribution of Buddhism went a long way in creating the essence of Indian culture, universal in its teachings. The catholic and rational message of Buddhism made it a dynamic and expansive world religion. What seems an anti-essentialist philosophy to the modern man actually shows different levels of spiritual experiences culminating in niruana. The study of Buddhism has attracted a host of scholars in India and abroad in all disciplines, e.g. History, Philosophy, Religion, Language, Literature and the Arts since ancient times. The present volume covers all the aspects of Buddhism by distinguished scholars. The topics range from archaeology and the date of the Buddha to contemporary Buddhism. The intricacies of the original Gospel, Hinayana, Mahayana, Buddhist monasticism and art, and Buddhism in relation to contemporary issues have been dealt with thoroughly. Printed Pages: 875. 037463

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Classical Dances and Costumes of India, Kay Ambrose; Introduction By Ram Gopa; Foreword By Arnold Haskell
16 Kay Ambrose; Introduction By Ram Gopa; Foreword By Arnold Haskell
Classical Dances and Costumes of India
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8121512425 / 9788121512428; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
The Classical Dance and Costumes of India by Kay Ambrose steers clear of the twin evils of writing: the learned writing for the learned and the dilettante writing for others of his class. It treats the four classical schools of Indian dance—Bharata Natyam, Kathakali, Kathak and Manipuri—with understanding and objectivity. The reader is provided with a sketch of Indian mythology and music before he is exposed to the dance proper, which are presented in such a manner that none will experience any difficulty in learning the divine and mundane aspects of these schools of dance. The chapter on the costumes of India gives not only idea of the correct costumes of the particular schools of dance but also of the endless variety and rich colour of Indian costumes. In addition to classical dances, the reader is given a taste of Indian folk dances and dances of Ceylon. The technical sketches more than supplement the text. The reader will not only be able to understand the various dance styles but recognize them while witnessing public performances. A few, if they try hard, may be able even to demonstrate authentic dance styles. Clarity and economy of expression coupled with accuracy of illustration are the hallmarks of this book which no dance-lover should miss. Printed Pages: 94. 037957

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Companion to North Indian Classical Music, Satyendra K. Sen Chib (author) & Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (frwd)
17 Satyendra K. Sen Chib (author) & Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (frwd)
Companion to North Indian Classical Music
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8121510902 / 9788121510905; Second Revised and Enlarged Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 16 x 24 Cm 
With growing interest in North Indian classical music, both in India and abroad, and inspite of several books on specific topics which have appeared in recent times, there was a need for a comprehensive reference book in English which would give adequate and precise information on various aspects of North Indian or Hindustani classical music at one place. For general readers, students, and practising musicians, the Companion to North Indian Classical Music has served to fill this gap. With more than 1200 entries, this book gives, in an intelligible and straightforward manner, information about various ragas of Hindustani classical music and their scales and performance times, tals used, their structure and ethos, nomenclature and terms in currency; historical background and development of forms, and various genres and gharanas: biographical notes about outstanding artists and performers, both vocalists and instrumentalists of the twentieth century along with performers ascending with the twenty-first century. It also includes musicologists of note, and information about various musical instruments and their evolution. Some notations used in this book have been revised. The Appendices include a comprehensive list of ragas and their scales, etc. and the Discography (App. D) gives details of cassettes and CDs to facilitate listening to good music, and performances by maestros. Besides correcting some errors and providing for omissions, this second revised edition of the Companion includes new material. Printed Pages: 542. 037325

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Corpus of Eastern Kharosti and Kharosti-Brahmi Inscriptions, B.N. Mukherjee
18 B.N. Mukherjee
Corpus of Eastern Kharosti and Kharosti-Brahmi Inscriptions
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 812151178X / 9788121511780; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 19 x 25 Cm 
The Corpus of Eastern Kharosti and Kharosti-Brahmi Inscriptions is divided into three parts, eight chapters, and three appendices. Part I deals with Eastern Kharosti and Kharosti-Brahmi records found in lower West Bengal. Part II deals with Kharosti-Brahmi and associated Kharosti records from other parts of the Indian subcontinents. Part III deals with relevant records in South-east Asia. Printed Pages: 309 with numerous b/w illustrations and a map. 037883

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Culinary Fictions: Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture, Anita Mannur
19 Anita Mannur
Culinary Fictions: Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 812151245X / 9788121512459; First Indian Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 16 x 24 Cm 
For South Asians, food regularly plays a role in how issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and national identity are imagined as well as how motions of belonging are affirmed or resisted. Culinary Fictions provides food for thought as it considers the metaphors literature, film, and TV shows use to describe Indians abroad. When an immigrant mother in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake combines Rice Krispies, Planters peanuts, onions, salt, lemon juice, and green chili peppers to create a dish similar to one found on Calcutta sidewalks, it evokes not only the character's Americanization, but also her nostalgia for India. Food, Anita Mannur writes, is a central part of the cultural imagination of diasporic populations. Culinary Fictions maps how it figures in various expressive forms, and illustrates how national identities are consolidated in culinary terms. Printed Pages: 269. 037522

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Dance Drama in Theory and Practice: Vol. I, S. Ramaratnam
20 S. Ramaratnam
Dance Drama in Theory and Practice: Vol. I
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8121512581 / 9788121512589; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
Dance Drama in Theory and Practice is a documentation of nearly a hundred years of growth and development of a precious art-form that developed in south India, more particularly in Tamil Nadu. The origin of Dance Drama may be traced to the Sanskrit Drama which is firmly grounded in lyrics and music. Texts like Natyasastra and Abhinayadarpana are the basis for both Dance and Drama. Dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Kudiyattam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yaksagana and Bhagavatamela, as also Bhajana tradition, Harikatha, and some of the folk traditions too might have contributed to the development of Dance Drama. The book consists twelve chapters, in which the first two chapters are introductory by nature. The dance dramas of some of the important dance schools are discussed till the eighth chapter. The contributions of some of the senior artistes in the field are acknowledged in the ninth chapter. Artistes of the younger generation who have come to the fore in the twenty-first century and their presentations are analysed in the next chapter. There are also some new trends in the present-day dance dramas which are discussed in the penultimate chapter. In the last chapter, some pointers to the future are highlighted. The book is well-served by illustrations, pictures, and drawings. Printed Pages: 401 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 037953

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Dara Shikuh: Life and Works, Bikrama Jit Hasrat
21 Bikrama Jit Hasrat
Dara Shikuh: Life and Works
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8121501601 / 9788121501606; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Indian tradition remembers Dara Shikuh not so much as an emperor's son, but as a mystic philosopher. The great dream of his life?a dream shattered by his untimely death?was the brotherhood of all faiths and the unity of mankind. After him the vision of unity was lost in the atmosphere of hatred and rivalry created by the warring sects and religious schools, and even today we are living in the age of religious disintegration. The present volume is the outcome of long years of study and research. Life and Works of Dara Shikuh, the tragic philosopher-prince and inheritor of Akbar's tradition of broadmindedness and religious tolerance, are matters of interest for all serious-minded readers. Printed Pages: 339. 037326

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Early Buddhism and its Origins, Vishwanath Prasad Varma
22 Vishwanath Prasad Varma
Early Buddhism and its Origins
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8121503264 / 9788121503266; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Buddhism is a subject of absorbing interest to student of comparative religions, ethics, history and social philosophy. Its historical foundations have been discussed by Senart, Oldenberg and C. A.F. Rhys Davids. Printed Pages: 530. 024457

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Early Indian Architecture: Palaces, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
23 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Early Indian Architecture: Palaces
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8121502918 / 9788121502917; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
Ananda Coomaraswamy's Early Indian Architecture—Palaces is, like all his writings, a masterpiece. In this study, he has discussed about prasada or the palace on the basis of the evidence from literary sources and early Indian sculptural examples. He has examined the various parts and components of the palace such as the storeys, the streets leading to and inside the palace, walls, gateways, different quarters and apartments, pillars, windows, etc., besides the material employed in the construction of the multi-storeyed prasadas, the development of gavaksha or the arched window, which was a characteristic feature of early Indian architecture. The specialist would find particularly illuminating the exposition of the technical terms relating to prasada and its various components and the correlation of the literary and the sculptural evidence. The eighty-four illustrations in the form of photographs and text-figures have been supplemented by detailed notes. Printed Pages: 17 with 84 b/w illustrations. 039796

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Early Indian Feudal Society and its Culture, Gian Chand Chauhan
24 Gian Chand Chauhan
Early Indian Feudal Society and its Culture
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8121512751 / 9788121512756; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Early Indian Feudal Society and its Culture is based on the early Indian period which saw the “origin and growth of feudalism.” This book does not claim to present a general history of early India in the traditional manner, but the distinctive characteristic of this book lies in the fact that it presents a synthesis of social, economic and cultural history of early India. Early India created a rich and varied culture and in this period many Indian literary languages were formed. At this time major literary and cultural similarities began to unite people of different religions and languages, as can be seen in the oral tradition and cultural life of the people living then. The purpose of studying the early India is not simply to learn what it was like, but to have a better understanding of the present-day India through investigation into our ancient roots. The history of early India is the history of bitter conflict between peasants and feudal lords. Early Indian Ages were not only a time of conservatism and ignorance, casteism, victimization of Sudras and feudal brutality, but also were a time of great cultural achievement in which magnificent works of literature, art and architecture were created as a fine testimony to the creative genius of the people. I hope this book will help reveal something of the complex, mysterious, but always interesting world of the Early Indian Ages. Printed Pages: 234. 038179

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From Arikamedu to the Foundation of Modern Pondicherry, J.B.P. More
25 J.B.P. More
From Arikamedu to the Foundation of Modern Pondicherry
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8192763927 / 9788192763927; First Edition; Paperback; New; 14 x 22 Cm 
Contents: Preface, Introduction, Chapter I: Ancient History of Pondicherry, Chapter II: Medieval History of Pondicherry, Chapter III: Pondicherry in the Sixteenth Century, Chapter IV: Pondicherry in the Seventeenth Century, Chapter V: Pondicherry under the French, 1673-1706, Part I, Chapter VI: Pondicherry under the French, 1673-1706, Part II, Chapter VII: Arikamedu and Pondicherry: Observations and Conclusions, Bibliography, Index, Photos. Printed Pages: 240. 037743

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Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi’ism, Karen G. Ruffle
26 Karen G. Ruffle
Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi’ism
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8121512484 / 9788121512480; First Indian Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 16 x 24 Cm 
In this study of devotional hagiographical texts And contemporary ritual performances of the Shi’a of Hyderabad, India, Karen Ruffle demonstrates how traditions of sainthood and localized cultural values shape gender roles. Ruffle focuses on the annual mourning assemblies held on 7 Muharram to commemorate the battlefield wedding of Fatimah Kubra and her warrior-bridegroom Qasem, who was martyred in 680CE at the battle of Karbala, Iraq, before their marriage was consummated. Ruffle argues that hagiography, an important textual tradition in Islam, plays a dynamic role in constructing the memory, piety, and social sensibilities of a Shi’i community. Through the Hyderabadi rituals that idealize and venerate Qasem, Fatimah Kubra, and the other heroes of Karbala, a distinct from of sainthood is produced. These saints, Ruffle explains, serve as socioethical role models and religious paragons whom Shil’i Muslims aim to imitate in their everyday lives, improving their personal religious practice and social selves. On a broader community level Ruffle observes, such practices help generate and reinforce group identity, shared ethics, and gendered sensibilities. By putting gender and everyday practice at the center of her study, Ruffle challenges Shi’i patriarchal narratives that present only men as saints and brings to light typically overlooked women’s religious practices. Printed Pages: 235. 037628

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Guide to Godhood: The Roadmap to Moksha (based on Shramansutram), Amit Jain
27 Amit Jain
Guide to Godhood: The Roadmap to Moksha (based on Shramansutram)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8121512638 / 9788121512633; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Moksha—the State of Godhood, is one of the most mystical concepts of the east. It means rise of an ordinary individual from the realms of manhood into the domain of Godhood. It symbolizes the release of soul from the ever repeating cycle of birth and death and assimilation of the same into the souls of previously liberated beings, collectively referred to as “Siddha.” This book, “Guide to Godhood—The Roadmap to Moksha, “breaks open the path to achieve this high state. It’s based on Sutras(verses) of Shraman Theology and divides the journey into Fourteen milestones referred to as “Guna.” Each one of us, irrespective of our beliefs and value system, is stationed at one of these phases (Guna). As a reader reads through the pages of this book, it will not be difficult for him to pin-point the phase at which he is currently stationed. This knowledge of one’s current state of being will not only help him analyze where he stands on the spiritual platform, but will also help him in discovering the reason of his stationing at that particular phase and thus plan remedial actions to break free. The basic idea of this book is to help explain all these phases from a scientific outlook, so a fair idea of the road that lies to Godhood could be achieved. Printed Pages: 217. 037782

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Hinduism-I (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume VII, Part 3), N.S.S. Raman (ed.) & D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. ed.)
28 N.S.S. Raman (ed.) & D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. ed.)
Hinduism-I (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume VII, Part 3)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8187586613 / 9788187586616; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
The volumes of the PROJECT ON THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE IN INDIA CIVILIZATION aim at discovering the main aspects of India’s heritage and present them in an interrelated way. In spite of their unitary look, these volumes recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational culture. The project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers and writers who are methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. The Project is marked by what may be called ‘methodological pluralism’ . Inspite of its primarily historical character, this project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavour of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization. As is well-known, Hinduism is one of the oldest religions of the word with approximately one billion followers and about 85% of the in its homeland, India. The word ‘Hinduism’ is perhaps a misnomer for what appears like a ‘religion’, but as has been described by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, is more of ‘a culture than a creed’. As pointed out in this volume, the word ‘Hindu’ is derived from ‘Sindhu’, the Sanskrit name for the river Indus, and the original inhabitants of the Indus Valley and beyond were so called by foreigners, especially by the Islamic invaders. Because of the lack of any fixed dogma or doctrine, the absence of any one holy book propounding any fixed doctrine and the absence of any organized church or institution that can bring its followers together, Hinduism has emerged as a complex religion based as it is, like the ancient Greek religion, on freedom of thought, belief and expression and also on tolerance and non-violence. At the same time Hinduism presents the students of world religions with a serious difficulty of bringing together the various beliefs, doctrines, customs and institutions under the same roof called Hinduism. Various accounts of Hinduism published so far therefore, give us only partial pictures of this unique faith. In this Volume 45 scholars representing various disciplines and in different professions, have come together to contribute 63 chapters on various colourful aspects of Hinduism covering historically a very wide area, from vedic religion to modern Hinduism. Topically they cover various basic concepts, textual studies, customs, rituals and legal institutions, studies of Hindu social organizations, various movements and cults, like Saivism, Vaisnavism etc., Hindu art aesthetics and architecture, response to and relation with other Indian religions, and modern Hinduism represented by great reformists like Raja Rammohun Roy, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Mahatam Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore etc, and finally the volume concludes with a chapter on the reaction of Hinduism to science and technology. The methodology of study as a whole is objective, balanced and unbiased, neither partisan nor unfairly critical, and no attempt has been made to defend any of the shortcomings of Hinduism or to glorify any of its merits. Printed Pages: 625. 037462

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Hinduism-II (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume VII, Part 4), N.S.S. Raman (ed.) & D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. ed.)
29 N.S.S. Raman (ed.) & D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. ed.)
Hinduism-II (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume VII, Part 4)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 818758663X / 9788187586630; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
The volumes of the PROJECT ON THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE IN INDIAN CIVILIZATION aim at discovering the main aspects of India's heritage and present them in an interrelated way. In spite of their unitary look, these volumes recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational culture. The project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers and writers who are methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. The Project is marked by what may be called 'methodological pluralism'. Inspite of its primarily historical character, this project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavour of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization. As is well-known, Hinduism is one of the oldest religions of the world with approximately one billion followers and about 85% of them in its homeland, India. The word 'Hinduism' is perhaps a misnomer for what appears like a 'religion', but as has been described by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, is more of 'a culture than a creed'. As pointed out in this volume, the word 'Hindu' is derived from 'Sindhu', the Sanskrit name for the river Indus, and the original inhabitants of the Indus Valley and beyond were so called by foreigners, especially by the Islamic invaders. Because of the lack of any fixed dogma or doctrine, the absence of any one holy book propounding any fixed doctrine and the absence of any organized church or institution that can bring its followers together, Hinduism has emerged as a complex religion based as it is, like the ancient Greek religion, on freedom of thought, belief and expression and also on tolerance and non-violence. At the same time Hinduism presents the students of world religions with a serious difficulty of bringing together the various beliefs, doctrines, customs and institutions under the same roof called Hinduism. Various accounts of Hinduism published so far therefore, give us only partial pictures of this unique faith. In this Volume 45 scholars representing various disciplines and in different professions, have come together to contribute 63 chapters on various colourful aspects of Hinduism covering historically a very wide area, from vedic religion to modern Hinduism. Topically they cover various basic concepts, textual studies, customs, rituals and legal institutions, studies of Hindu social organizations, various movements and cults, like Saivism, Vaisnavism etc., Hindu art aesthetics and architecture, response to and relation with other Indian religions, and modern Hinduism represented by great reformists like Raja Rammohun Roy, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore etc, and finally the volume concludes with a chapter on the reaction of Hinduism to science and technology. The methodology of study as a whole is objective, balanced and unbiased, neither partisan nor unfairly critical, and no attempt has been made to defend any of the shortcomings of Hinduism or to glorify any of its merits. Printed Pages: 823. 037464

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Historical Geography of Ancient India, Bimala Churn Law
30 Bimala Churn Law
Historical Geography of Ancient India
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8121512972 / 9788121512978; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 16 x 24 Cm 
Historical Geography of Ancient India is an authoritative book on the subject. The author has gone deep into original Sanskrit (Vedic and Classical), Pali, Prakrit, Sinhalese, Burmese, Tibetan and Chinese works to trace out ancient names of geographical features of India. In addition, he was availed of the archaeological, numismatical and epigraphical material brought to light in the recent past. Modern scholar by publications have also been consulted. For the convenience of users, the subject is treated in five chapters, each dealing exhaustively with a specific geographic zone. An erudite introduction discusses the source material, different names of India with their precise connotations, and physical features of India. Printed Pages: 354. 039768

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Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms, Etymological, Historical, Geographical, and Discursive, Henry Yule, A.C. Burnell (Authors) & William Crooke (Ed.)
31 Henry Yule, A.C. Burnell (Authors) & William Crooke (Ed.)
Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms, Etymological, Historical, Geographical, and Discursive
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8121501091 / 9788121501095; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 14 x 22 Cm 
Words of Indian origin have been insinuating themselves into English eversince the end of the reign of Elizabeth and the beginning of that of King James, when such terms as calico, chintz, and gingham had long passed into English language and literature. Such foreign words started being used quite frequently 185 years ago when, soon after the middle of the last century the number of English men in Indian services, civil and military expanded with the great acquisition of dominion then made by the East India Company. Hobson-Jobson in original compilation was intended to deal with all that class of words which, not in general pertaining to the technicalities of administration, recur in the daily intercourse of English in India, either as expressing ideas really not provided for by English language or supposed by speakers to express something not capable of just denotation by any English term. The work, in the long course of its compilation underwent some modification and enlargement of scope which has been presented to readers. Those who have studied the pages of Hobson-Jobson have agreed in classing it as unique among similar works of reference, a volume which combines interest and amusement with instruction, in a manner which few other dictionaries if any, have done. Printed Pages: 1089. 039766

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Indian Palaeography, Ahmad Hasan Dani
32 Ahmad Hasan Dani
Indian Palaeography
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8121500281 / 9788121500289; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
The study of Indian palaeography grew out of the necessity for deciphering the large number of inscriptions found in the sub-continent. A further development came through the need to use the changing forms of letters as an aid to determining the dates of some inscriptions. For this latter purpose we now have a large number of charts at our disposal. Yet an absolute chronology has not been possible. The present work is intended to explain the difficulty, to redefine palaeography in the context of out technological advances and to seek, through its study, a better understanding of the civilization of south Asia. The book covers a wide field and deals with written materials from the earliest period to the eighth century AD found all over this far-flung area, and it explains, with the help of figures and charts, the interrelation of the cultures to the various zones. This second edition carries a new preface with a section of Indian Numerals. Printed Pages: 326 with 23 plates. 039265

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Isma’ili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community, Jonah Steinberg
33 Jonah Steinberg
Isma’ili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8121512549 / 9788121512541; First Indian Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 16 x 24 Cm 
The Isma’ ili Muslims, a major sect of Shi’i Islam, from a community that is intriguing in its deterritorialized social organization. Informed by the richness of Isma’ili history,theories of transnationalism and globalization, and firsthand ethnographic fieldwork in the Himalayan regions of Tajikistan and Pakistan as well as in Europe, Jonah Steinberg investigates Isma’ili Muslims and the development of their remarkable and expansive twenty-first-century global structures. Led by a charismatic European-based hereditary imam, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, global Isma’ili organizations make available an astonishing array of services—social, economic , political, and religious—to some three to five million subjects stretching from Afghanistan to England, from Pakistan to Tanzania. Steinberg argues that this intricate and highly integrated network enables a new kind of shared identity and citizenship, one that goes well beyond the sense of community maintained by other diasporic populations. Of note in this process is the rapid assimilation in the postcolonial period of once-isolated societies into the intensively centralized Isma’ili structure. Also remarkable is the Isma’ili’ self-presentation, contrary to common characterizations of Islam in the mass media, as a Muslim society that is broadly sympathetic to capitalist systems, opposed to fundamentalism, and distinctly modern in orientation. Steinberg’s unique journey into remote mountain regions highlights today’s rapidly shifting meanings of citizenship, faith, and identity and reveals their global scale. Printed Pages: 247. 037629

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Jainism (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume VII, Part 10), G.C. Pande (Ed.), Mukul Raj Mehta (Asso. Ed.) &
34 G.C. Pande (Ed.), Mukul Raj Mehta (Asso. Ed.) &
Jainism (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume VII, Part 10)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8187586605 / 9788187586609; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
The volumes of the PROJECT ON THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, PHILOSOSPHY AND CULTURE IN INDIAN CIVILIZATION aim at discovering the main aspects of India's heritage and present them in an interrelated way. In spite of their unitary look, these volumes recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational culture. The project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers and writers who are methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. The Project is marked by what may be called 'methodological pluralism'. Inspite of its primarily historical character, this project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavour of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization. The historical, conceptual, theological and the social ethos of Indian culture come alive in the vast spectrum of themes related to the origins and development of Jainism, one of the oldest living religions of the world. Eminent contributors to this volume explore the immensity of the Jaina scriptures, literature and art, to open up a vast store-house of knowledge. The socio-anthropological and metaphysical conceptualism of various philosophical theories and their development in the context of the evolution of human society, are analyzed in depth. The teachings of a galaxy of Teerthankaras culminating with Mahavira, have contributed immensely to the essence of Indian culture - freedom of thought, belief and expression, tolerance and non-violence (Ahimsa), that is the backbone of Jaina philosophy. The work is divided into three sections: part I: HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE; Part II: EPISTEMOLOGY AND MYSTICISM and Part III: CULTURAL CONTRIBUTION. Together these offer to readers, researches and scholars much food for further exploration of the mystique, that is Jainism. Printed Pages: 611. 037695

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Jihadi Terrorism: On the Trail of its Epistemology and Genealogy, T.S. Girishkumar
35 T.S. Girishkumar
Jihadi Terrorism: On the Trail of its Epistemology and Genealogy
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8121512565 / 9788121512565; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
The term Jihad has nothing to do with “terror “ in Islam. Jihad in Islam is simply an honest, pious, and sincere effort. Here The expression “ Jihadi Terrorism “ is a borrowed one , from what is popularly said , to mean what is popularly meant to address a contemporary problem. The book makes an attempt to construct the Epistemology of Terrorism through a historical analysis of ninety years of India, from 1857 to 1940 through the writings and speeches of intellectuals with separatist ideas, mostly Muslim intellectuals. The general western, epistemology, which focuses more on differences may result in separatism. This is contrasted against India epistemology of co-existence. This book begins the Constructing Indian Epistemology Series, as the first book. Printed Pages: 363. 037655

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Khyal: Creativity within North India’s Classical Music Tradition, Bonnie C. Wade
36 Bonnie C. Wade
Khyal: Creativity within North India’s Classical Music Tradition
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8121507650 / 9788121507653; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 19 x 25 Cm 
This book is a study of khyal, the genre of North Indian classical music which has dominated in performances by highly trained vocalists for at least the past 150 years. It is also a study of cultural history. Spanning as it does a good portion of the periods of the British raj in India, the struggle for independence, and the flourishing of India as a republic, the history of khyal and of khyal singers is a story of generous patronage by native princes, of the loss of this patronage when courts were dissolved, and of the resilience of musicians in adjusting to the vicissitudes of contemporary artistic life. In performing khyal, the singer presents a brief composition, and then improvises from twenty to forty minutes according to certain guidelines. One chapter of this book describes the compositions, the modal and metric materials, and the improvisational guidelines utilized by the khyal singers. Descriptions are illustrated with musical examples in transcription (in Western notation and also in a modified Indian notation) and on accompanying CDs. Because khyal was developed by musicians employed at courts scattered throughout North India, the manner of performing it varies among different groups of musicians (gharanas). Bonnie Wade considers six major group traditions—Gwalior, Agra, Sahaswan/Rampur, Alladiya Khan, Kirana, and Patiala—tracing the personal histories of singers (both members of lineages and other disciples), presenting the statements made in Indian sources about their musical styles, and considering those statements through analysis of recorded performances by leading musicians of recent decades. Since individual artistic achievement is so important among musicians in the Hindustani tradition, and in the development and performance of khyal, this perspective is also considered. The book contains an extensive bibliography and discography, as well as illustrations of khyal in performance, genealogical charts, and maps. It also has 2 Audio CDs. Printed Pages: 337 with 2 Audio CDs. 039771

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Kriya-yoga: The Science of Life-force, Swami Nityananda Giri
37 Swami Nityananda Giri
Kriya-yoga: The Science of Life-force
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8121512506 / 9788121512503; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 19 x 25 Cm 
The breath-based meditation “Kriya-yoga” is a familiar name after its reintroduction by Mahavatara Babaji to Lahidi Mahasaya and subsequent work of Paramahamsa Yogananda in the western world. Though many literatures are available but the lack of clear exposition on the philosophy and practices of this ancient spiritual science is still felt. The book, Kriya-yoga: The Science of Life-force tries to fulfill this want. This work vividly explains “the Knowledge of Life-force” known as Pranavidya, which forms the basis of Kriya-yoga citing from Vedas, Upanisads, Srimad Bhagavadgita, Yogasutras of Patanjali and many other ancient scriptures, and analyzes how the breath technique quiets the mind, brings equanimity and results in development of discriminating intelligence that answers the questions and purpose of human life. This also gives an understanding on our inner reading, the principles and practices form auspicious resolves, noble faith, self-effort and austerities from righteousness, yama and observances, niyama, up to the transcendental state, samadhi, those form the appendages of this treatise, and describes how the breath-based practices and meditations described herein are necessary for a seeker to remain healthy and attain the Knowledge. The body principle, sarira tattva, is also anatomized using both biological and spiritual sciences to accelerate spiritual practice and to facilitate the understanding on life and death, gross to casual bodies, five sheaths, five vital breaths, three knots, seven energy centers and their working. The most important aspect for readers and seekers is that for the first time they will find the secret techniques of Kriya-yoga, viz., Nabhi Kriya, Khecari mudra, Guru Pranama, Hamsa, prana viksana, Mahamudra, Isvarapranidhana Kriya, Thokar Kriya, Jyoti mudra, Sambhavi mudra, and different techniques of meditation, e.g., Aum, twelve-lettered Vasudeva mantra, inner-matrka and outer-matrka meditations, etc. are revealed, and explained in details citing their illustrations in Upanisads and ancient yogic scriptures and enumerating the rationale and scientific approach behind such practices and benefits involved. Printed Pages: 422 with numerous b/w illustrations. 037341

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Kusanas in India and Central Asia, B.N. Puri
38 B.N. Puri
Kusanas in India and Central Asia
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8121511542 / 9788121511544; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
The present study covers the political and cultural history of India and Central Asia between the first and fifth centuries AD. The earlier work entitled India under the Kusanas (1965) was, of course, a specialized study, but restricted in time and space. During the last thirty years, additional information has been made available and several conferences and seminars relating to the Kusanas have been organized. The UNESCO project, History of Civilizations of Central Asia, has highlighted the importance of Kusana studies. This comprehensive study relating to the history and culture of India and Central Asia in the Kusana period is objective in approach, clear in perspective, and critical in treatment. It is expected to cater to the interests of both the specialist and the generalist. Printed Pages: 408. 037917

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Lectures on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, J.N. Mohanty; Edited By Tara Chatterjea, Sandhya Basu, and Amita Chatterjee
39 J.N. Mohanty; Edited By Tara Chatterjea, Sandhya Basu, and Amita Chatterjee
Lectures on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8121512778 / 9788121512770; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
This book contains lectures on the Critique of Pure Reason delivered by J. N. Mohanty at Temple University, USA. These lectures are culmination of Mohanty’s life-long engagement with the Philosophy of Kant. With a view to situating Kant in the proper perspective the author carefully mentions and explains some points of contact and those of contrast between Kant and some pre-Kantian philosophers on the one hand, and between Kant and many post-Kantian philosophers on the other. He has discussed views of Kant Scholars whose works are not easily available or have not been translated in English. This is a great help to the study of the Critique of Pure Reason. Important philosophical concepts and arguments contained in the First Critique have been thoroughly analysed and examined in this book. Originality of thought, clarity and lucidity of expression and simplicity of style have made this volume a significant addition to famous commentaries on the Critique. While editing the volume, the editors have retained the conversational style of the original lectures as far as practicable so that the readers of the volume may have some flavour of Mohanty’s teaching. Students and teachers of philosophy as well as those who have some general interest in Kant’s philosophy will certainly benefit from this book. Printed Pages: 261. 037769

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Muslim Revivalist Movements in Northern India: In the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, Saiyid Athar Abbas Rizvi; Foreword By Prof. Muhammad Habib
40 Saiyid Athar Abbas Rizvi; Foreword By Prof. Muhammad Habib
Muslim Revivalist Movements in Northern India: In the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8121505909 / 9788121505901; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Focussing on the controversy surrounding the Wahdat-ul-Wujud (Unity of Being, All is He) of Ibn 'Arabi (1165-1240) and the Wahdat-ush-Shuhud (Unity of Appearance, All is from Him) of Shaikh 'Alaud-Dawla Simnani (1261-1336), the work goes on to analyse the impact of the above ideologies on the teachings of early Chishtiyas, Suhrawardiyas, Firdausiyas and Shattariyas. It then discusses the impact of the Islamic millennium and the messianic movements on the body-politic of Islam in India, culminating with the Mahdawi movement in the realm of religion and the Sulh-i-Kul (Universal peace and concord) of Akbar the Great in the realm of politics and government. The study of Muslim revivalist movements in Northern India that emerged as a reaction to the pressure of the movements mentioned above, is the principal objective of the present book. Their pioneers such as Shaikh 'Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehlawi (1515-1642) and Mujaddid Alf-i-Sani Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi (1564-1624) differed widely in their ideologies and practices. Shaikh 'Abdul Haq proceeded cautiously, while Mujaddid made strenuous efforts to convert the Mughal noblemen to his puritanically Islamic teachings. Naturally such a study is bound to be studded with controversial judgements but the author’s presentation of the vast source material on the subject has aroused considerable interest among the independent and objective thinkers, in the Muslim religious movements of India. Printed Pages: 511. 037742

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Nagarjuna Revisited: Some Recent Interpretations of his Madhyamaka Philosophy, A.P. Joy
41 A.P. Joy
Nagarjuna Revisited: Some Recent Interpretations of his Madhyamaka Philosophy
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; 812151293X / 9788121512930; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
The book was originally submitted to Banaras Hindu University in 2012 for the award of Doctor in Philosophy. R.C. Pradhan, Professor of Philosophy from University of Hyderabad, after examining this thesis, writes "... this is an excellent study of the recent interpretations of Nagarjuna’s philosophy. This study bears the stamp of deep scholarship in Buddhism, especially in the Madhyamaka philosophy of Nagarjuna. This work covers the vast literature on Nagarjuna’s Philosophy and its interpretations by the scholars both Indian and Western and has critically examined all sorts of interpretations from the nihilistic to the absolutistic, logico-linguistic and deconstructionistic. Mr Joy rejects all interpretations with critical and detailed examinations of their viewpoints. His wide survey of literature and deep understanding of the problems posed by them has made him understand Nagarjuna without an intermediary. Nagarjuna’s sayings quoted from original sources have put his philosophy in clearer light.... Mr Joy’s arguments are convincing and based on wide scholarship. His excellent bibliography is a standing testimony to his wide reading and reflections. He has organized the chapters well with detailed footnotes. He has, on the whole, developed an original approach to the understanding of Nagarjuna’s Philosophy of Sunyata...." Printed Pages: 466. 039737

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Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse, Paul Staniland
42 Paul Staniland
Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8121512867 / 9788121512862; First Indian Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 16 x 24 Cm 
Rebel groups vary considerably, yet systematically, both vis-a-vis each other and over time. As a simple observation this may sound trivial until one realizes that it tends to be overlooked in both academic research and policy analysis. Networks of Rebellion is a major work. Paul Staniland’s use of the South Asian cases is especially significant. One cannot understand the effectiveness of insurgent organizations without analyzing the social ties in which they are embedded. The book draws primarily on new research materials from Kashmir, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. The author also builds an account that is thought-provoking, closely reasoned, and truly enlightening. Printed Pages: 312. 037925

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Om: The Sound Symbol, Swamini Atmaprajnananda Saraswati
43 Swamini Atmaprajnananda Saraswati
Om: The Sound Symbol
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 812151259X / 9788121512596; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 14 x 22 Cm 
Om: The Sound Symbol is on the various meanings of Om, as unfolded by Swami Dayananda Saraswati. The first part contains linguistic interpretation of Om, Om as a word symbol-pratika, superimposition of the three states of experience on AUM by the Upanisad, Om as a phonetic symbol of Brahman, and the mantra So’ham being Om. The Second part of the book is a collecyion of origin of Om in various Vedic literatures- the Vedas, its origin is in Chandogya Upanisad. Om is equated with Brahman in Taittiriya, superimposition of the three states of experience on A-U-M in Mandukya, Om being the representation of Saguna-Brahman as well as Nirguna Brahman Katha, Om as the bow in an imagery of archery in Mundaka, how chanting Om during the last stages takes a person to higher lokas, also is mentioned in Prasna Upanisads. Its references are in Isavasya, Brhadaranyaka, Maitrayani, and Mahanarayana Upanisads; besides Upanisads, also is about on Om in Yogasutra, Bhagavadgita, Baudhayana Dharmasutra, and Manusmrti. The book has an elaborate Glossary and Index, along with some images. The text will be immensely helpful to spiritual seekers, as well as Indological scholars in demystifying Om. Printed Pages: 134. 037768

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Perspectives on Maharashtra: Cultural-Intellectual Contributions (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume VI, Part 8), Shubhada A. Joshi (Ed.) & D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. ed.)
44 Shubhada A. Joshi (Ed.) & D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. ed.)
Perspectives on Maharashtra: Cultural-Intellectual Contributions (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume VI, Part 8)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8187586621 / 9788187586623; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
The volumes of the PROJECT ON THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE IN INDIAN CIVILIZATION aim at discovering the main aspects of India's heritage and present them in an interrelated way. These volumes in spite of their unitary look recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational culture. The Project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers and writers who are methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. In fact contributions are made by different scholars with different ideological persuasions and methodological approaches. The Project is marked by what may be called 'methodological pluralism'. In spite of its primarily historical character, this Project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavour of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization like India. Maharashtra, as the present State, came into existence on 1 May 1960. This volume presents the story of glorious past, going back to nearly two thousand years, and the vibrant present. During the ancient period Maharashtra was ruled by important dynasties like the Mauryas, Satavahanas (when Indo-Roman trade flourished), Vakatakas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas (known for contributing to art and architecture), Kalachuris, Shilaharas and Yadavas. The medieval period witnessed the arrival of the Khiljis, other Muslims dynasties and the spread of Islam, the rise of Shivaji and his fight for Hinadavi Svaraja, and the rule of the Peshwas. It was the end of the rule of the Peshwas by the British and the arrival of other Europeans that heralds the 'modern period'. The volume also covers in detail accounts of socio-religious activities and reforms, including movements for the emancipation of the 'depressed' classes and the Dalits, spearheaded by Babasaheb Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi. The volume is divided into six parts: I. Geography and History; II. Culture, Art and Architecture; III. Impact of other Languages on the Culture of Maharashtra; IV. Impact of other Religions on the Culture of Maharashtra; V. Education, Society, Language and Literature; VI. Philosophy. The various contributions in this volume by eminent scholars explore the interface of heterogeneous influences that have contributed to a unique synthesis of cultures that is the face of Maharashtra today. Printed Pages: 683. 037514

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Pitch Analysis in South Indian Music: with a Critical Examination of the Theory of 22 Sruti-s, Madhu Mohan Komaragiri
45 Madhu Mohan Komaragiri
Pitch Analysis in South Indian Music: with a Critical Examination of the Theory of 22 Sruti-s
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 812151262X / 9788121512626; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 19 x 25 Cm 
This book embodies the pioneering doctoral research work of Madhu Mohan Komaragiri. This is the first time a comprehensive pitch analysis is presented in South Indian music holistically combining ancient Sanskrit musical treatises, medieval and modern musicological interpretations, neuro-physiological hearing process and psycho-acoustical pitch perception corroborated with computer pitch analysis of actual audio samples specifically recorded for the purpose of this research. This contribution is significant and original. In his bold and critical analysis, the author shows why the theories of 22 sruti-s are inapplicable to the system of raga music. He explains why sruti is not quantifiable. The modern theories based on Western tuning concepts and mathematics, that place the 22 sruti-s among the various raga-s have been completely debunked. The fluidity of svara has been clearly demonstrated with multiple characteristic Pitch Profiles of svara-s that are context-dependent. The author talks about intonation guided by the psycho-physiologically driven tonotopic organization in the primary auditory cortex in the brain. He highlights the non-acoustical dynamics variability in intonation, influenced by perception. In line with this analysis, concepts such as the octave, intervals, scales, modal shift of tonic, and consonance have been freshly re-examined. The author explains the fundamental concepts lucidly while clearing some widespread myths. This book is indispensable for research scholars and valuable for students. The general reader will find this informative book quite stimulating. Printed Pages: 238. 037680

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Plant Myths and Traditions in India (Revised and Enlarged Edition), Shakti M. Gupta; Foreword By Late Dr C. Sivaramamurti
46 Shakti M. Gupta; Foreword By Late Dr C. Sivaramamurti
Plant Myths and Traditions in India (Revised and Enlarged Edition)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8121510074 / 9788121510073; Fourth Revised and Enlarged Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms 
Trees and plants play an important part in the myths and customs of India. Many are considered holy, often for reasons that are lost in the mists of antiquity - they are associated and identified with Gods, planets, months, etc. - certain plants are used as protection against witchcraft and the evil eye - some plants bring luck and are offered in the temples - and others play an important part in other religious rites. These traditions and myths form an important aspect of the Indian’s mental background and Dr. Gupta, has performed a most useful service in bringing together all those are known on these subjects from the older Indian literature to modern research. The author discusses the forty-five most important trees and plants and describes the myths and customs connected with each. Specimens of Indian sculpture illustrating the various myths are reproduced on numerous plates. Contents Forward Introduction List of Illustrations Months of the Vikram Samvat and the Corresponding Months of the Solar Calendar 1. Acacia Catechu, Willd, Khadira 2. Aegle Marmelos, Correa Ex Roxb., Bilva 3. Anthocephalus Cadamba, Miq., Kadamba 4. Arundo Donax Linn, Nalaka 5. Bombax Ceiba, Linn., Salmali 6. Butea Monosperma, (Lam.) Kuntze, Plaksha 7. Cocculus Cordifolius, (Willd.) Miers Ex Hook.F. & Thoms, Gaduchi 8. Cocos Nucifera, Linn., Narikel 9. Cynodon Dactylon, Pers, Durva Ghas 10. Desmostachya Bipinnata, Stapf'. Kusa Ghas 11. Diospyros Peregrina, (Gaertn.) Gurke, Tinduka 12. Elaeocarpus Sphaericus, (Gaertn.) K. Schum, Rudraksha 13. Emblica Officinalis, (Gaertn.) Amalak 14. Erythrina Variegata, Linn., Mandara 15. Euphorbia Neriifolia, Linn., Manasasij 16. Ficus Religiosa Linn., Aswattha 17. Ficus Benghalensis, Linn., Nyagrodha 18. Ficus Krishnae C.D.C., Krishna's Cup 19. Ficus Glomerata, Roxb, Udumbara 20. Hiptage Benghalensis, Kurz, Madhavi Lata 21. Imperata Arundinaceae, Cyr., Munja Ghas 22. Ischaemum Augustifolium, Hack., Sabai 23. Mangifera Indica, Linn., Amra 24. Mostera Deliciosa, Liebm., Amarphal 25. Musa Paradisiaca, Linn., Kadali 26. Nelumbo Nucifera, Gaert, Pundarika 27. Nicotiana Tabaccum, Linn., Tambaku 28. Nyctanthes Arbor-Tristis, Linn., Parijata 29. Ocimum Sanctum, Linn., Tulasi 30. Oryza Sativa, Linn., Dhanya, Rice 31. Pandanus Odoratissimus, Linn. F., Ketaki 32. Prosopis Ceneraria, Druce, Sami 33. Piper Betle, Linn., Tambula, Paan 34. Putranjiva Roxburghii, Wall., Jivaka 35. Saraca Asoca, (Roxb.) De Wilde, Asoka 36. Sarcostemma Acidum, Voigt, Soma 37. Sesamum Indicum, Linn., Tila, Sesame 38. Shorea Robusta, Gaertn.F. Sala 39. Tamarindus Indica, Linn., Tintrini 40. Terminalia Arjuna, (Roxb.) Wight and Arn., Arjuna 41. Terminalia Bellirica (Roxb.)., Vibhitika 42. Terminalia Alata, Heyne Ex Roth, Saja 43. Typha Elephantina, Roxb., Non Grah., Eraka 44. Vigna Mungo, (Linn.) Hepper, Masha, Urad 45. Zizyphus Mauritiana, Lam., Vadari. Printed Pages:137 with 28 b/w illustrations. 016523

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Puranas, History and Itihasas (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume I, Part 6), Vidya Niwas Misra and N.S.S. Raman (eds); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
47 Vidya Niwas Misra and N.S.S. Raman (eds); D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)
Puranas, History and Itihasas (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume I, Part 6)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8187586656 / 9788187586654; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
The volumes of the PROJECT ON THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE IN INDIAN CIVILIZATION aim at discovering the main aspects of India's heritage and present them in an interrelated way. These volumes, in spite of their unitary look, recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational culture. The Project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers who are methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. In fact, contributions are made by different scholars with different ideological persuasions and methodological approaches. The Project is marked by what may be called "methodological pluralism". In spite of its primarily historical character, this Project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavour of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization like India. In this volume devoted to the Puranas, History and Itihasas, scholars have contributed articles on central ideas of ancient texts and also on Historiography or method of writing history. D.P. Chattopadhyaya in his work entitled Ways of Understanding the Human Past has shown that there cannot be one method of historical enquiry and writing. One of the editors of this volume, N.S.S. Raman, has in his Introduction and in other articles, attempted to show that in the Indian historical and cultural tradition, pluralist methodology is not only avoidable but is necessary. Contributors have tried to highlight those topics that come under the five characteristics as stated by the Puranas, namely the creation of the universe, the various eras of human history, histories of the dynasties of the various kings and events that have occurred during their reigns, and of the gods and sages, The two major itihasas in Indian literature, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, have also been studies intensely in this volume. A section is devoted exclusively to historiography of ancient Indian history. The section includes various religious histories like those of Saivism and Buddhism, and sources of historical writings other than archaeology and epigraphy, like biographies and travel diaries. Printed Pages: 813. 037868

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Quantified in Duality, Rama Sastri
48 Rama Sastri
Quantified in Duality
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8121513103 / 9788121513104; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
We will need to absolve even if appreciative is one and is something to be given from where active part of the topics covered in this book. Value of the strategy is negation so the centre of this must have been comparative chemistry as we know human beings are naturally characterized in as NASA would say theory of solution is almost a mirror. So we will definitely find how beautifully we are precluded inspite of the inclusive commentary now being treated individualistic. Printed Pages: 230. 039759

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Revealing the Art of Natyasastra, Narayanan Chittoor Namboodiripad
49 Narayanan Chittoor Namboodiripad
Revealing the Art of Natyasastra
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8121512182 / 9788121512183; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
This book unveils the secret world of Indian classical theatre?the fundamental principles of sublime grace, stage presence, and effective communication of emotions. It analyzes the techniques of Centripetal Effect, Centre Point, and the Introspective Illusion that influence the presentation of plays. It also analyzes the secret of grace. Bharata Muni has given an unbelievably detailed study of the facial muscles and head movements. He orders What to do but not Why? The first chapter gives the rationale behind every sloka dealing with this. The second chapter (Acting with the Face) and the third chapter (Acting with the Body)?both analyze the logic of using various parts of the body to create bhava. This book is unique since it studies the unrevealed secret of dramaturgy; no other work has ever attempted such a logical study of grace and bhava. Printed Pages: 207. 037328

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Ritualizing on the Boundaries: Continuity and Innovation in the Tamil Diaspora, Fred W. Clothey
50 Fred W. Clothey
Ritualizing on the Boundaries: Continuity and Innovation in the Tamil Diaspora
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8121512840 / 9788121512848; First Indian Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 16 x 24 Cm 
For centuries and particularly since the 1830s, Tamils and other South Indians have become part of a diaspora that has scattered their identities and traditions, both real and invented, to cities around the world. In his comparative study of four Tamil resettlements, senior scholar Fred W. Clothey examines the rituals that have traveled with these South Indian communities—Hindu, Muslim, and Christian—and how these practices perpetuate or modify the heritages these groups claim for themselves in their new environs. Clothey looks specifically at settlements in the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Mumbai, India; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Describing such settlements as communities living on boundaries, Clothey explores how their existence illustrates divisions among ethnic, local, and global identities; between generations; and between imagined pasts and uncertain futures. He contends that one of the most visible ways expatriated communities negotiate these boundaries is through the use of ritual as manifested in the building of shrines and temples, the celebration of festivals, the perpetuation and modification of performances, and the enactment of ceremonies believed to have ancient roots. In individual chapters Clothey examines the construction of Pittsburgh’s Sri Venkatesvara temple, one of the oldest and most authentic Hindu temples in the United States; explores the transition from temporary to permanent shrines in Singapore’s Hindu community; compares how brahmins in Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur perpetuate subethnic identities in their shrines; and surveys Mumbai’s slums to explore the worlds of Muslims, Christians, and castes of Hindus. He also reflects on the meanings of elaborate festivals in each of these cities and speculates about how the singing of hymns links the singers to their perceived lineage as well as to social configurations in their new homes. Such vignettes reveal how rituals serve to affirm a community’s sense of heritage while at the same time reflecting their present circumstances. Through these case studies of the Tamil diaspora, Clothey suggests that rituals can create a process of being at home away from home. Printed Pages: 261. 037924

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