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1601 Amrik Singh
The Hindu Muslim Divide: A Fresh Look
Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2009; 8189766058; Hardcover; New; New; 

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1602 Amrinder Bajaj
The Adolescent Girl
Low Price Publications/D.K. Publishers Distributors Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 8173862427; Softcover; New; 
This book has been written to guide a growing girl through the difficult years of adolescence and make the transition from childhood to adulthood smooth. It answers in simple language all the questions that arise in her mind that out of embarrassment she is unable to ask. It is an endeavour to bridge the chasm between improper information from dubious sources and lack of information from seers. It provides useful knowledge about the anatomical, physiological and psychological developments that take place at this stage of life; helps discern the difference between normal and abnormal changes, between safe and high-risk behaviour. It educates the vulnerable teenager on reproductive health and hygiene, which is as important to her well being as physical, mental and social health. Printed Pages: 133. 110923

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1603 Amrish Puri Alongwith Jyoti Sabharwal
The Act of Life: Amrish Puri
Stellar Publishers; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8190224743; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed pages: 435 alongwith 4 pages of coloured photographs. 017078

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1604 Amrit Gangar
Sohrab Modi
Wisdom Tree; New Delhi, India; 8183281087; Hardcover; New; New; 
The persona of Sohrab Modi —the producer, director and actor — comprises many facts of Indian film history in a career spanning an eventful half a century (1934-1983).Printed Pages: 120. 106786

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1605 Amrit Wilson
Dreams, Questions, Struggles: South Asian Women in Britain
Orient Longman; Hyderabad, India; 2007; 8125031960; First Edition; Soft Cover; New; 13.5 Cms x 21.5 Cms 
Printed pages: 200. 017340

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1606 Amrita Grover & Anju Grover Chaudhary (Eds)
Rama Janamabhoomi
Low Price Publications/D.K. Publishers Distributors Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8184541562; Hardcover; New; New; 
Ever since the demolition of the `Baburi Masjid` at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, we have been swamped with contentious literature on this topic by numerous scholars offering varied perspectives, resulting in division amongst politicians, historians and religious groups. The material presented in this book is based on critical historical analysis and a scientific study of the land rights of Janmasthan versus `Baburi Masjid` and dispels several misleading theories on the said subject.Professor B.R. Grover examined original land revenue documents, maps of Ayodhya, recorded eyewitness accounts of travels to Ayodhya as well as Babur`s Memoirs and other documents and manuscripts available at various libraries in Persian, Arabic, Chaghatay-Turkish, Urdu, Sanskrit, Punjabi and English to arrive at the conclusions presented in this book. Among other things, Professor Grover set the record straight regarding the location of the ancient city of Ayodhya, the exact location of Janamasthan, and the ownership-occupation of the land. He established that the area on which the structure of the `Baburi Masjid` stood is a part of the Janamasthan and that despite the construction of the `mosque` on the Janamasthan site, the Hindus never surrendered their claims of worship at this site all through the centuries.One significant point clarified by Professor Grover is view held by some that the 19th century works of English and Muslim writers on the history of Awadh were biased and based upon the British `Divide-and-Rule` policy. Upon an examination of the revenue documents and judicial records, Professor Grover iterated that the tussle between the Hindus and the Muslims over Janamasthan vs. `Baburi Masjid` existed during the Nawabi period and it was not a creation of the British `Divide-and-Rule` policy. Another significant theory of the All India Baburi Masjid Committee was proved as invalid by him through an examination of Shah Jahan`s original Farman of 3rd July, 1648 that a Muslim masjid once dedicated to Allah cannot be surrendered as temple of another religious community. Based on the documentary evidence, Professor Grover concluded that `...any `masjid` constructed on the premises of a temple can be restored to the original owner-religious community to which it belonged`. This throws a significant light on the present controversy whether a temple can be re-built on the site of the masjid.The documentary evidence presented in this book will, hopefully, set the record straight and dispel the earlier fallacious theories regarding the Ayodhya controversy as well as assist in reducing political and communal discord. Printed Pages: 332 with 3 Maps and 38 plates. 107303

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1607 Amrita Hjaveri
A Guide to 101 Modern & Contemporary Indian Artists
India Book House Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2005; 8175084235; First Edition; Paperback; New; 19.5 Cms x 25.5 Cms 
Printed Pages: 191 with numerous colour illustrations. 011550

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1608 Amrita Jhaveri
A Guide to 101 Modern & Contemporary Artists
India Book House Pvt. Ltd.; Mumbai, India; 2005; 8175084235; First Edition; Soft Cover; New; New; 19.5 Cms x 22.5 Cms 
Printed Pages: 191 with various coloured illustrations 031288

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1609 Amrita Kumar
HarperCollins Publishers; New Delhi, India; 2009; First Edition; Paperback; New; 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed Pages: 261. 030355

Price: 7.25 USD
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1610 Amrita Pritam
Raj Deep Publications; Delhi, India; 1983; First Edition; Hard Cover; Very Good; Very Good; 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 154. Rubbed dust jacket. Bumped corners. 020761

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1611 Amrita Pritam
The Revenue Stamp: An Autobiography
Times Group Books; New Delhi, India; 2015; 9789325991347; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
THE REVENUE STAMP is the autobiography of the famous poet, novelist and short story writer, Amrita Pritam. Explosive in its revelations and poetic in its content, the book is a candid account of her extraordinary life. Pritam reflects on her full and creative journey of life –her uneasy relationship with her father, her forays into the world of literature, accolades received brickbats borne and the rather turbulent equation she had with society at large .Pritam, who spent her early life in Lahore,was a first –hand witness to the tragedy of the Partition and this deeply influenced her writing. Always considered a controversial figure in the realm of literature ,she was often criticized for her outspoken and allegedly explicit writing .several of her books and poetry collections were banned for either being disrespectful to religion or being sexually vivid .In her autobiography Pritam has expressed her anguish over her contemporaries malice against her and the narrow-mindedness of the world of Punjabi literature.Printed Pages: 112. 104993

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1612 Amrita Pritam & Imroz (Authors)
In the times of Love and Longing
Full Circle; New Delhi, India; 8121613701; Softcover; New; 
The love letters of Amrita and Imroz are an interesting insight into the personalities of two highly creative minds. The reader gets intimate glimpses of the extraordinary relationship between the renowned author and poet and her artist companion.The handwritten letter delivered by the government postal service was the only recourse available to Amrita and Imroz while they charted their careers in different cities, Amrita in Delhi and Imroz in Mumbai. And they discussed each day’s happening with each other, even if it took days for the other to receive the letter.The creative mind yearns for satisfaction, and for love and recognition. These letters offer a peek into these creative minds, they are also a record of social history of those times, a far cry from modern quick service times.., and therein lies the significance of the letters.Amrita Pritam (Aug. 1919 – Oct. 2005) was considered the first and most prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist and essayist. Her most noted work was Pinjar, in which she created her memorable character, Paro, an epitome of violence against women, the novel was made into an award-winning film.Known as the most important voice for women in Punjabi literature, she became the first woman to win the Sahitya Akademi Award. She also received the Bhartiya Jnanpith, Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan and India’s highest literary award, given by the Sahitya Akademi, to the “Immortals of literature” for lifetime achievement. 109904

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1613 Amrita Priya
Romance on Facebook
Jaico Publishing House; Delhi, India; 8184952880; Softcover; New; 
It is hard to resist the first love of your life especially when he is just a few clicks away. This is what havened to Geeti who discovered Siddhartha on Facebook after age of 19 years. Both have their own partners and children now; yet the old teenage sark continues over chats, messages, emotions and things beyond that.Printed Pages: 216. 105477

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1614 Amrita Sharma
The Life and Teachings of Guru Teg Bahadur
Learners Press Private Limited; New Delhi, India; 1998; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 12 x 18 Cm 
Printed Pages: 56 with illustrations. 036097

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1615 Amrita Sharma
The Life and Teachings of Guru Angad Dev
Learners Press Private Limited; New Delhi, India; 1998; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 12 x 18 Cm 
Printed Pages: 59 with illustrations. 036098

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1616 Amrita Sharma
The Life and Teachings of Guru Amar Das
Learners Press Private Limited; New Delhi, India; 1998; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 12 x 18 Cm 
Printed Pages: 72 with illustrations. 036099

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1617 Amrita Sharma
The Life and Teachings of Guru Har Gobind
Learners Press Private Limited; New Delhi, India; 1998; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 12 x 18 Cm 
Printed Pages: 52 with illustrations. 036093

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1618 Amrita Sharma
The Life and Teachings of Guru Har Krishan
Learners Press Private Limited; New Delhi, India; 1998; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 12 x 18 Cm 
Printed Pages: 72 with illustrations. 036094

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1619 Amrita Sharma
The Life and Teachings of Guru Ram Das
Learners Press Private Limited; New Delhi, India; 1998; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 12 x 18 Cm 
Printed Pages: 64 with illustrations. 036095

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1620 Amrita Sharma
The Life and Teachings of Guru Gobind Singh
Learners Press Private Limited; New Delhi, India; 1998; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 12 x 18 Cm 
Printed Pages: 72 with illustrations. 036091

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1621 Amrita Sharma
The Life and Teachings of Guru Nanak Dev
Learners Press Private Limited; New Delhi, India; 1998; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 12 x 18 Cm 
Printed Pages: 64 with illustrations. 036092

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1622 Amrita Sharma
The Life and Teachings of Guru Arjan Dev
Learners Press Private Limited; New Delhi, India; 1998; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 12 x 18 Cm 
Printed Pages: 52 with illustrations. 036096

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1623 Amrita Sher-Gil and Umrao Sher-Gil
Amrita Sher-Gil: An Indian Artist Family of the Twentieth Century
Photoink; New Delhi, India; 2008; 8190391143; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 24 x 32 Cm 
Printed Pages: 160 with 106 duotone plates. 028618

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1624 Amrita Sher-Gil; introduced, Annotated & Edited By Vivan Sundaram
Amrita Sher-Gil: A Self-Portrait in Letters & Writings, 2 Vols.
Tulika Books; New Delhi, India; 2010; 8189487590; First Edition; Hardcover with a Slipcase; New; New; 
Set of 2 vols. 033230

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1625 Amrita Yadava & Nov Rattan Sharma (Eds)
Positive Health Psychology
Global Vision Publishing House; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8182201950; Hardcover; New; New; 

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1626 Amritananda Das
The Political Economy of Development
The MInerva Associates; Calcutta, India; 1970; First Edition; Hardcover; Good; Fair; 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 183. Chipped dust jacket. 021051

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1627 Amritjit Singh, Nalini Iyer & Rahul K. Gairola (Eds)
Revisiting India’s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8125064125; Hardcover; New; New; 
Revisiting India’s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics is a contributory volume on the Partition of India on the eve of Independence. There are 19 essays in the book drawn from interdisciplinary backgrounds on several topics pertaining to the Partition, including decolonisation and post-colony, economic development and nation-building, cross-border skirmishes, terrorism, and nationalism. The volume covers areas beyond Punjab and Bengal and includes analyses of Sindh, Kashmir, Hyderabad, and more broadly South India, the Northeast, and Burma. It, in fact, extends and expands on the original notion of the ‘Long Partition’ to examine the cultural, political, economic, and psychological impact the Partition continues to have on communities in South Asia and throughout the diaspora. Useful for scholars in literary and cultural studies, history, political studies, sociology, Asian/South Asian studies, and women’s studies, the book has a thought-provoking introduction which provides a multi-vocal, multi-focal, transnational commentary on the Partition in relation to motifs, texts, and regions that have earlier been ignored. Printed Pages: 400. 110974

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1628 Amritlal Nagar
Hunger: A Novel
Abhinav Publications/Kaveri Books; New Delhi, India; 8170172608; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
"Amritlal Nagar, considered the doyen among Hindi novelists today, wrote Bhookh (Hunger) way back in 1946, provoked by the war time famine in pre-partition Bengal. Since then, it has been hailed by readers and critics alike as a modern classic of Hindi literature. 107990

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1629 Amritlal Nagar
Gathering The Ashes
Star Publications Pvt. Ltd; New Delhi, India; 9789351362890; Softcover; New; 
Printed Pages: 378. 108324

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1630 Amritpal Singh (ed.)
Dhanvantari-Nighantu: Sanskrit text with English Translation
Chaukhamba Orientalia; New Delhi, India; 2008; 8189469126; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 317. 024934

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1631 Amritpal Singh Saroya
Dictionary of Indian Alchemy and Polyherbal Formulations
Scientific Publishers; Jodhpur, India; 2006; 8172334486; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 94. 023446

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1632 Amritpal Singh Saroya
Glossary of Medicinal Plants Used in Ayurveda
Scientific Publishers; Jodhpur, India; 2006; 8172334486; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 94. 019427

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1633 Amritpal Singh Saroya
Annotated Bibliography of Phytochemicals
Scientific Publishers; Jodhpur, India; 2006; 8172334494; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 148. 019428

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1634 Amtul Hassan
Impact of Partition: Refugees in Pakistan. Struggle for Empowerment and State's Response
Manohar; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8173046980; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 142. 036457

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1635 Amy Bartholomey (ed.)
Empire's Law: The American Imperial Project and the 'War to Remake the World'
Orient Longman; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8125032479; First Indian Edition; Paperback; New; 14.5 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 391. 017718

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1636 Amy C. Edmondson & Edgar H. Schein
Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy
Times Group Books; New Delhi, India; 2012; 8126535628; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
Teaming shows that organizations learn when the flexible, fluid collaborations they encompass are able to learn. The problem is teams, and other dynamic groups, don't learn naturally. Edmondson outlines the factors that prevent them from doing so, such as interpersonal fear, irrational beliefs about failure, groupthink, problematic power dynamics and information hoarding. With Teaming, leaders can shape these factors by encouraging reflection, creating psychological safety, and overcoming defensive interpersonal dynamics that inhibit the sharing of ideas. Further, they can use practical management strategies to help organizations realize the benefits inherent in both success and failure.Printed Pages: 416. 104852

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1637 Amy G. Poster with Sheila R. Canby, Pramod Chandra, and Joan M. Cummins
Realms of Heroism: Indian Paintings at the Brooklyn Museum
Hudson Hills Press in Association with the Brooklyn Museum; New York, USA; 1994; 1555950000; First Edition; Hard Cover; Brand New; Brand New; 24 Cms x 32 Cms 
Printed Pages: 351 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 010661

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1638 Amy Heller
Hidden Treasures of the Himalayas: Tibetan Manuscripts, Paintings and Sculptures of Dolpo
Serindia Publications; Chicago, USA; 2010; 193247644X; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 27 x 31 Cm 
In 1999, a hidden library was found in the Nesar Temple at a remote village of Bicher, in Dolpo, Nepal. It contains more than six hundred volumes of Tibetan manuscripts, ranging in date from the late 11th to the early 16th century. This library in many ways constitutes a cultural history of Dolpo in this period thanks to some sixty volumes with historical prefaces explaining the commission of the manuscripts for the Nesar Temple, while more than one hundred other volumes have illuminations of the scenes of the life of the Buddha and episodes from the Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) texts. These illuminations inform us about the donors, their costumes, their Buddhist rituals while the dedications tell us about the systems of patronage and donation. Some illuminations reflect the ancient manuscripts of Tabo and Tholing, others reflect the sophisticated Newar aesthetic of Kathmandu and all these diverse tendencies reached Dolpo where they were appreciated.  By studying these texts within and examining the styles of the manuscript illuminations, Amy Heller was able to shed light on the history of this remote Tibetan enclave, the spread of Buddhism in the Himalayas and its artistic legacy. The manuscripts, sculptures and mural paintings discovered in Dolpo are the concrete expression of the complex economic, political, artistic and religious interactions between the people of Dolpo and their neighbours in India, Nepal, and Tibet. In addition to the illuminations selected for publication, the reader will find in this volume a complimentary DVD that includes photographs of all volumes with historic dedications, all the illuminations and historic documents preciously conserved in Bicher village. A combination of Amy Heller’s fine contributions, beautifully illustrated photographs, and a useful and accessible DVD makes this volume an important addition to the library of every scholar, collector, and academic institution with an interest in Himalayan studies. Printed Pages: 252 with 176 colour illustrations. 033071

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1639 Amy Heller
Tibetan Art: Tracing the Development of Spiritual Ideals and Art in Tibet 600-2000 AD
Antique Collectors Club; Suffolk, UK; 1999; 8816690046; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 24 Cms x 31 Cms 
Printed Pages: 240 with 112 colour illustrations, 147 b/w illustrations and 1 map. 002902

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1640 Amy J. Devitt
Standardizing Written English: Diffusion in the Case of Scotland 1520-1659
Cambridge University Press; Cambridge, UK; 1989; 0521364469; First Edition; Hard Cover; Fine; 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
This book offers a new view of the linguistic process of standardization, the movement of specific language features towards uniformity. Drawing on theoretical arguments and empirical data, it examines the way in which linguistic conformity develops out of variation, and the textual and social factors which influence this process. After defining and clarifying the general theoretical issues involved, Professor Devitt takes as a specific case study the standardization of written English in Scotland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and shows that standardization is a gradual process, that it encompasses periods of great variation, and that it occurs concurrently with sociopolitical shifts. The interrelationship of linguistic features, genres, and social pressures shapes the nature and direction of standardization. This is a readable and accessible book which will appeal to those involved in the study of Scots-English, and is of importance for linguistic methodology and the study and teaching of literacy.This book offers a new view of the linguistic process of standardization, the movement of specific language features towards uniformity. Drawing on theoretical arguments and empirical data, it examines the way in which linguistic conformity develops out of variation, and the textual and social factors which influence this process. After defining and clarifying the general theoretical issues involved, Professor Devitt takes as a specific case study the standardization of written English in Scotland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and shows that standardization is a gradual process, that it encompasses periods of great variation, and that it occurs concurrently with sociopolitical shifts. The interrelationship of linguistic features, genres, and social pressures shapes the nature and direction of standardization. This is a readable and accessible book which will appeal to those involved in the study of Scots-English, and is of importance for linguistic methodology and the study and teaching of literacy. Printed Pages: 136. 004681

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1641 Amy Newmark & Raksha Bharadia (Authors)
Chicken Soup for the Indian Entreprenuer’s Soul.
Westland Limited; New Delhi, India; 9789384030940; Softcover; New; 
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.The bestselling Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul series brings to you a compilation of short stories from entrepreneurs, both large and small, who share their experiences of success, failure and courage, with a little helpful advice mixed in.These stories will enlighten and inspire you with tales of overcoming obstacles, determination, team work, leadership, working smart and being human while building a business. All entrepreneurs start out with a dream and this book narrates stories of dreams that became reality through persistence and hard work. Whether it’s the beginning of the empire that is Lion Dates, or running the best cafe in town, or having the courage to follow your heart and take up dance as a career. These entrepreneurs and many more will inspire you with their amazing life experiences and fascinating beginnings. 109705

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1642 Amy Willesee and Mark Whittaker
Love and Death in Kathmandu: A Strange Tale of Royal Murder
Rider; London, UK; 2003; 1844135586; First Edition; Paperback; New; New; 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed Pages: 333 with b/w illustrations. 006433

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1643 An International Committee (ed.)
Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum: Part IV: Persian Insciptions Down to the Early Safavid Period, Vol. II: Khorasan Province. Portfolio I: Plates i-xxiv: Khorasan I
Lund Humphries; London, UK; 1977; First Edition; Hard Cover with a Slipcase; As New; As New; 
Extremely rare, collectible Item. 004010

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1644 An Introduction To Buddhist Philosophy In India And Tibet
Zahiruddin Ahmad
Aditya Prakashan and International Academy Of Indian Culture; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8177420690; First Edition; Soft Cover; New; New; 22 Cms x 28 Cms 
Printed pages: 406. 016886

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1645 Ana Sofia Ganho and Timothy McGovern
Using Portuguese: A Guide to Contemporary Usage
Cambridge University Press; Cambridge, UK; 2004; 0521796636; First Edition; Paperback; New; 238 x 169 Mm 
This is a guide to Portuguese usage for students who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. It covers both the Brazilian and the European varieties of the language, and differentiates clearly between them. It gives detailed explanations of grammatical structures and semantic fields and, unlike conventional grammars, it gives special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difficulty to English-speakers. It also contains a special chapter for students who are familiar with Spanish, highlighting key similarities and differences between the two languages. Careful consideration is given throughout to questions of style, register, and politeness which are essential to achieving an appropriate level of formality or informality in writing and speech. Clear, readable and easy to consult via its two indexes, this is an essential reference for learners seeking access to the finer nuances of the Portuguese language. • The latest in our unique and highly successful series of books on contemporary language use • Helps the intermediate learner grappling with issues of style and register in Portuguese; special chapter for students already familiar with Spanish provides guidance on similarities and differences • Clearly laid out with two indexes (Portuguese and English) for ease of access Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Written expression; 3. Vocabulary; 4. Nouns and adjectives; 5. Verbs; 6. Reported speech; 7. Pronouns and articles; 8. Adverbs; 9. Comparatives and superlatives; 10. Interrogatives (Questions); 11. Fields of meaning - vocabulary extension; 12. Portuguese for Spanish speakers; Portuguese index; English index. Printed Pages: 274. 012826

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1646 Anagha Joshi
Sambhuya Samutthana (An Ancient Indian Form of Co-Operative Enterprises)
New Bharatiya Book Corporation; New Delhi, India; 2011; 8183151388; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
Here, we have given a idea of Sambhuya Samutthana as surveyed through Vedic period to modern period. The principle "rising up by coming together' is widely applicable in all types of cooperative activity. So co-operation is the ladder to rise up. Definitely there are changes which naturally occur in the course of the long period of time. But this principle has not changes at all. To conclude, one may say that in the beginning the concept of Sambhuya Samutthana (Le. The first cooperative enterprise) was related to the Vedic sacrifice only, but as time went on we find the form of Sambhuya Samutthana developed through various stages up to the modern concept of partnership.Printed Pages: 174. 104082

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1647 Anamika Pathak
Les Costuems De L'inde/ Indian Costumes
Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 2007; 978-2-909458-46; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 23.5 Cms x 23.5 Cms 
Printed pages: 144 alongwith numerous coloured photographs. 017426

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1648 Anamika Pathak
Indian Costumes
Lustre Press/Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8174363769; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 24 x 24 Cm 
Printed Pages: 144 with numerous colour illustrations. 018136

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1649 Anamika Pathak
Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 2004; 8174362398; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 9 x 9 Inches National Museum, New Delhi and Victoria & Albert Museum, London 
A four-thousand-year-old sandstone bust depicts a bearded priest covering his left shoulder with a shawl or mantle. Even today Indian men wear shawls similarly. In fact, the woollen tradition in India spans more than four millennia, right from the days of the ancient Indus civilization. Pashmina is an adventure of considerable scope and daring, taking you through a grand tour of the finest fabric known to the world. Its subject matter is nothing less than Indian textile history brought up to date with the patterns and colours of present-day attire. At first, the book presents an overview: the royal patronage that nourished the industry, the techniques that went into the making of a pashmina shawl, the slow and subtle evolution of brilliant motifs. It then goes on to present a more detailed picture: individual patterns, their differences in style, and their continuity with or departure from tradition. A brilliantly illustrated book, Pashmina brings out vividly, in colour and in detail, the particular inspiration that guides each thread within a pashmina fabric. Printed Pages: 144 with numerous colour photographs. 011769

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1650 Anamika Roy
Amaravati Stupa, 2 Vols
Agam Kala Prakashan; Delhi, India; 1994; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
The Book presents individual studies of the epigraphy, architecture and the sculpture of the Amaravati stupa followed by a comparative study of the evidence provided by each aspect. The plates appended to the work are reproductions of the museum objects some of which had not been noticed earlier.Printed Pages: 410 with 120 illustrations. 101579

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1651 Anamika Roy
Sixty-Four Yoginis: Cult, Icons and Goddesses
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited/Research India Press; New Delhi, India; 2015; 9789384082123; Hardcover; New; New; 
This deciphers the complex forms of the Yoginis by engaging with the subject historically, aesthetically, theologically and anthropologically; identifies the Yoginis of the temple, of the Puranas, of the tantric texts, of folklore and finally of the Yogini Kaula; and examines the different layers of the complex phenomena based on rigorous fieldwork in the hitherto untraversed terrains where the Yoginis have their abode. The book offers valuable insights for researchers in the fields of religion, myth, culture, history and gender studies. The text of this handsomely produced volume is supplemented with a rich collection of photographs. Printed Pages: 381. 110024

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1652 Anand A. Yang
Bazaar India: Markets, Society, and the Colonial State in Gangetic Bihar
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2000; 8121509262; First Indian Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms 
The present edition of the writings of the late Indrani Ray has been planned around certain identifiable factors that determined India's changing tryst with the Indian Ocean in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. While the protagonist in these writings is the Indian merchant, the biographer is the French East India Company's Official. Using a wide array of French sources, the author reconstructed the changing world of the Indian merchant as he rubbed shoulders with the European trading companies in the palmy decades of the seventeenth century and retreated into his shell in the turbulent decades of the eighteenth. Taken together, these essays underscore both the prosperity and vitality of Indian trade in the seventeenth century as well as its inherent fragility in the face of political uncertainty and unrestrained competition in the succeeding years. The conclusions arrived at, tend to reinforce some of the better known propositions about the nature and orientation of pre-modern Indian trade and the making of its material context. Individually, the essays constitute important interventions in ongoing debates about the extent and logic of Mughal decline, the benevolence of the Mughal state towards matters maritime and about the relative importance of European trade vis-à-vis Asian trade in the economy of eighteenth century Bengal. The Introduction attempts to identify these interventions and knit the essays around the current debates on the eighteenth century crisis in Indian history. The introduction, will help to situate the relevance of the French connection in the complex trading grid of the Indian Ocean. The fact that the French were the most serious rivals of the English for empire and very nearly succeeded in the imperial game is often obscured in the flush of English victories. In terms of the historiography on maritime India, this has meant a subtle neglect of French language sources in the reconstruction of the trading world of the Indian merchant and seafarer. That this omission is entirely unwarranted is amply borne out by Indrani Ray's analysis of French archival sources and documents like the Roques' manuscript, which in terms of both range and detail is of enduring value. Printed Pages: 290. 001070

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1653 Anand Amaladas
Dhavanyaloka Concordance (Key to Unravel the Mind of Anandavardhana)
Sri Satguru Publications; New Delhi, India; 81-7030-399-1; New; 

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1654 Anand Amaladas
Deliver Me, My Lord: A Translation of Manavalamamuni's Artiprabhandam
Sri Satguru Publications; New Delhi, India; 8170302269; New; 

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1655 Anand Amaladass
Dhavanyaloka Concordance: Key to Unravel the Mind of Ananda-Vardhana
Sri Satguru Publications; Delhi, India; 1994; 8170303990; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
An epoch-making work in the History of Indian aesthetics providing a key to unravel the mind of Anandavardhona.Printed Pages: 257. 101160

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1656 Anand B. Kulkarni & Ashok G. Chaskar (Authors)
An Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8125059652; Softcover; New; 
Literary theory and criticism is an essential component of every English Studies curriculum. However, its vastness and complexity all too often mystifies students. This book has been written with the intention of making literary theory and criticism more accessible and comprehensible to students. It covers the whole range of theories and movements in literature, from the ancient Greek and Roman theories, to modern-day movements like Cultural Studies and Digital Humanities. The various schools and theories have been presented in separate chapters chronologically, enabling students to map the development of literary theory and criticism through the ages. Complex concepts and theories are explained in simple, lucid language. The salient features of each theory are summarised at the end of each chapter, followed by questions which aid in recollection and critical thinking. A brief summary of an important critical work associated with each theory is also provided, in order to acquaint students with the major literary critical texts of each period. Printed Pages: 312. 110973

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1657 Anand Bhardwaj
Scientific Approach to Vastu Shastra
Abhinav Publications/Kaveri Books; New Delhi, India; 8170175232; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 250. 107836

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1658 Anand Burdhan
Rediscovering Indian Museology and Conservation
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 2010; 817574197X; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 206. 032901

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1659 Anand Burdhan
Museological Pedagogy: Colonial Politics versus Peoples' Museolgraphy
Research India Press; New Delhi, India; 9789351710516; Softcover; New; 

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1660 Anand Julka
Mona's Compulsion
Times Group Books; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8192535401; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
Tony, a trained terrorist, hatches a plot to plant a bomb in an Air India plane in a bid to get the West’s attention drawn towards the Khalistan issue. Tony, thus, sets in motion a chain of events beyond his control. On his trail is the bright young police officer Neil Banerjee. But Neil is not just another cop. He is Tony’s childhood friend. Far away from these serious issues that matter, at another end of the spectrum, is Mona, Neil’s wife, who has just attempted suicide. Although spoilt rotten by an over-indulgent mother, she was completely shunned by her grandmother. What becomes of her? And of her husband?From the intricate machinations of deadly terror plots to illicit relationships fraught with emotional dilemmas, Mona’s Compulsion is a story that will keep you hooked till the end.Printed Pages: 268. 104751

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1661 Anand Kapoor (Ed.)
Taste: 7 Michelin Star and Celebrity Chefs
Om Books International; New Delhi, India; 9789383202058; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Taste: 7 Michelin Star and Celebrity Chefs is a cookbook that will take the reader on a gastronomic tour alongside the leading culinary masters of the world. The recipes have global appeal and even though the menus are structured as set meals, each dish can be made individually as well. The contributors to this eclectic and unique cookbook include Vineet Bhatia, Frances Atkins, Marcello Tully, Laurie Gear, Anjum Anand, Ian Curley, Vikas Khanna and Anand Kapoor. The profits from this book will go to support the Creative Services Support Group, a registered charity that provides underprivileged individuals in India opportunities within creative sectors.Printed Pages: 240. 105067

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1662 Anand Khandelwal & Shipra Deo (Authors)
Women in Agriculture: Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Aakar Books; Delhi, India; 2013; 9789350022429; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 162. 109062

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1663 Anand Krishna
Artibus Asiae: Institute of Fine Arts, New York University: A Reassessment of the Tuti-Nama: Illustrations in the Cleveland Museum of Art (and Related Problems on Earliest Mughal Paintings and Painters): Vol. XXXV, 3
Artibus-Asiae Publishers; Ascona, Switzerland; 1973; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 

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1664 Anand Krishna
Soul Quest: Journey from Death to Immortality
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2005; 8178222345; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
Anand Krishna is more than a guide or a guru above all he is a friend. One who is non judgemental and accepts you as you are without any expection. His words are powerful enough to break the walls separating man from man. It is through him that I have learnt to accept difference.Anand Krishna is a master musician of the soul uses all available musical instruments and notes to add to the beauty and melody of the song of life.Printed Pages: 228. 102287

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1665 Anand Mulloo
Voices of the Indian Diaspora
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8120831977; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 392. 030182

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1666 Anand Patkar
Master the Mind Monkey: Experience Your Excellence
Jaico Publishing House; Delhi, India; 8179926192; Softcover; New; 
Master The Mind Monkey: Experience Your Excellence gently guides you into deeper and deeper levels of understanding of the mind and the tricks it plays. It exposes the deepest truth in a manner that makes it very practical and applicable in one’s professional and personal life. The direct and lucid conversational style facilitates you to reach the Ultimate Understanding. The flow is pleasantly smooth, the words are endearingly down-to-earth and the sentences are refreshingly simple and shorn of cliches.The book is full of lovely examples and humourous anecdotes that you can easily relate to. It is appreciative and empowering, yet at the same time, compassionately ruthless with falsehood, mental laziness, blame and a lack of commitment.It is an impactful transformational experience that can serve as the bridge between the roots of Understanding and the fruits of tangible results.Printed Pages: 290. 105302

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1667 Anand Prakash Gaur
Rama in Ancient Indian Sculpture
B.R. Publishing Corporation; New Delhi, India; 2006; 817646502X; Hardcover; New; New; 
The Ramayana, composed by the sage Valmiki, is popular throughout the world. Rama, the incarnation of Vishnu and Lord of Hindu mind has been depicted in several art form. Among them the ancient several art form. Among them the ancient Indian sculptor made their best effort to portray Rama in accordance with the requirement of episode. ?Rama in Ancient Indian Sculpture? is an effort to discuss and explain the chronological development of Ramayana Sculpture especially the sculpture of Rama and its iconographic characteristics in Indian art throughout the country. The development of Rama?s sculpture revels that narrative description and expression of episodes in sculpture concluded in the form of tribhanga statue meant for the imagination and worship of almighty power, the Lord Rama. Printed Pages: 88. 110441

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1668 Anand Rashmi
Out of Tune!
Times Group Books; New Delhi, India; 9789382299295; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
Rashmi Anand had always thought that if she ever wrote her autobiography, she would call it A SONG IN MY HEART. After all, 70% of her 10 books are songs of joy and abundance. But over time, she came to the conclusion that the notes of life, (at least her life!) were more than a little OUT OF TUNE... hence the name of this book!OUT OF TUNE is a peek into the completely crazy life and home of Rashmi Anand and her children. It is the truth of the joys of single parenting, empty coffers, growing old and losing your mind! Rashmi promises that this book is the truth, and nothing but the truth... so help her God! The whole truth has been heavily censored by her daughter Sonakshi. And completely denied by her son Yashveer!Walk a few steps with Rashmi on the joyful journey of her life, and you may relate to a few instances. You may even laugh. But most definitely after reading about Rashmi's life, you will go down on bended knee and thank God for your own! Printed Pages: 136. 104769

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1669 Anand Sharma
Ballistic Missile Defence: Frontier of the 21st Century
KW Publishers; New Delhi, India; 2010; 9789380502311; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Since World War II, the ever improving sophistication in missiles capabilities in terms of payload, range, accuracy, etc. had led to an unprecedented and unending arms race and proliferation. The obvious and connatural unification of ballistic missile and nuclear bomb shaped it as the most high profile weapon system that has dominated the world politics and security paradigm so intricately. With the new perception of deterrence and threat, the warfare has taken a new dimension.Concurrently, Ballistic Missile Defence as a concept evolved during 1960s. However, the two superpowers deploying thousand of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) remained effective stability tool during Cold War and development of missile defences were restricted through the regime of arms control treaties as in the perception of the bipolar world, Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems will weaken the stability stratagem anchored on policy of Mutual Assured Destruction. Nevertheless, development of BMD system continued and remained one of the most controversial issues in the world politics and international security paradigm.Ballistic missiles defence, from its concept has grown manifold. Initially, missile defences have been put into operation centred on destroying the launch platform through ground based nuclear tipped ballistic missile system. With increased sophistication in missile technology, the challenge is thrown to intercept an incoming ballistic missile in its boost phase, mid course phase or in terminal phase. Notwithstanding, there are many technological constraints to arrive at a desired comprehensive shield to provide effective and efficient security. A debate followed world over on efficacy and viability of such a defensive shield as the technology is yet to be proven and that is prohibitively costly. The debate also brings forward the environmental issues, weaponisation of space and lethality of missile defence against its counter measures and issues of proliferation and arms control. Despite all such criticism and debates over its viability, the urgency towards development and deployment world over is alarming. With the phenomenal technological sophistication and growth, missile defence has acquired the status of a frontier of the 21st century, impacting global strategic stability as well as arms control.Printed Pages: 270. 104400

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1670 Anand Swarup Misra with a Foreword By Dr Sampurnanand
Nana Saheb Peshwa and the Fight for Freedom (A Tribute to the Martyrs of 1857)
Bharat Book Centre; Lucknow, India; 2007; 8176781681; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 664 with a colour frontispiece. 019238

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1671 Anand Teltumbde
MAHAD: The Making of the First Dalit Revolt
Aakar Books; Delhi, India; 2016; 9789350023983; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 389. 108915

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1672 Anand Zachariah, R. Srivatsan & Susie Tharu (Eds)
Towards a Critical Medical Practice: Reflections on the Dilemmas of Medical Culture Today
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2010; 8125040919; Hardcover; New; New; 
High medical costs, the impersonality of technology-intensive speciality medicine and the difficulty in accessing curative primary care constitute a crisis for medicine in India. Towards a Critical Medical Practice is the outcome of a dialogue between a self-critical medicine and the new social sciences that offers original perspectives on the crisis. A set of historical studies provides fresh insights into the dilemmas that surround cholera, kalaazar, post-traumatic stress disorder, ischemic heart disease, and undernutrition in contemporary India. Another group of papers argue that the public health focus on large-scale preventive programmes has resulted in the underdevelopment of primary care in the curative mode. This deficit in curative care is targeted by the new corporate hospitals that adopt as standard an expensive and inappropriate form of tertiary care that is marketed globally. Doctors trained in a tertiary setting are ill-equipped to provide appropriate medical care in any other context. This book is a path-breaking study which captures the drama of the crisis as mirrored in the lives of the poor battling illness on an everyday basis.Doctors practice against this formidable backdrop of knowledge, orientation and elitism of modern medicine. The constant everyday work of translating knowledge and experience to address a local situation and do justice to the individual patient remains largely invisible and undervalued in modern medicine. We argue that theorising this practice, be it in teaching or in research, will open up new directions in health care and medical education.Printed Pages: 392. 101929

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1673 Ananda
Myth, Symbol and Language
Aryan Books International; New Delhi, India; 1998; 8173051178; First Edition; Hardcover; New; Nerw; 
The present book in a study of symbol and language and their progressive development in one of the most ancient mystic cultures, i.e. Indian Culture. The book studies how the mythical traditions of Hindu Religion are connected with symbol and language and is so deeply involved in all its expressions. It has been shown by all great philosophers and saints including Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda and Sister Nivedita, that with the help of suggestive and symbolic language a lot could be conveyed which normally lies beyond what can be said definitely. They succeeded to communicate the incommunicable, to speak about what lies on the fringe of silence and beyond. However imperfect our language may be, it is very powerful and useful means-perhaps the only handy means we have of approaching Reality, and the culture in all its depths. The book is a hitherto unknown interpretation of our mythic culture which was often misunderstood and misinterpreted by the missionaries and western psychologists and scholars. It is an academic encounter so to say of an ancient culture with both its mythologem and mythologene characters in most recent past. Printed Pages: 416. 100294

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1674 Ananda Amaladass (translated and edited)
Philosophy of Religion in Hindu Thought
Sri Satguru Publications; New Delhi, India; 8170302048; New; 

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1675 Ananda Banerjee
A Field Guide to Common Birds of the Indian Subcontinent
Rupa & Co.; New Delhi, India; 2008; 8129113384; First Edition; Paperback; New; 11.5 x 19 Cm 
Printed Pages: 131 with numerous colour illustrations. 021557

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1676 Ananda Bhattacharya (ed.)
Bengal and 1857 (Selections)
K.P. Bagchi & Company in Collaboration with Jadavpur University, Calcutta; Calcutta, India; 2013; 8170743419; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 217. 037985

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1677 Ananda Chandra Vedantavagisa (ed.)
Bibliotheca Indica: A Collection of Oriental Works: Volume 63: Latyayana: Srauta Sutra
Biblio Verlag; Osnabruck, Germany; 1983; 3764810777; Reprint; Hard Cover; Fine; 15.5 Cms x 21.5 Cms 

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1678 Ananda Chandra Vedantavagisa (ed.)
Srautasutra of Latyayana with the Commentary of Agniswami
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1982; 8121501709; Second Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 15 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 804. 013640

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1679 Ananda Das Gupta
Ethics and Business: Concept, Cases and Context
Rawat Publications; New Delhi, India; 2005; 8170338557; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 214. 032148

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1680 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Early Indian Architecture: Palaces
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8121502918; 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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1681 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Spiritual Authority and Temporal Power in the Indian Theory of Government
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1978; 8121502551; Reprint; Hard Cover; New; New; 14.5 Cms x 22.5 Cms 
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy's Spiritual Authority and Temporal Power in the Indian Theory of Government traces the source of Indian Political theory to the words of the marriage formula: "I am that, thou art This, I am sky, thou art Earth." Long ago mankind discovered that institution of state, or something similar to it, alone would ensure their survival. They entrusted their material and spiritual welfare to the king and the priest, the two principal organs of the state. But neither the king nor the priest rose to the expected heights. Of the two, the king proved worse. He, instead of devoting his time and energy for the promotion of their welfare, vigorously pursued "lechery, lechery: still wars and lechery." He forgot that he was bound by duty to protect them from internal revolt and external attack. His actions seldom conformed to the prevailing modes of conduct; his edicts were more for his good and less for his subjects'; he failed to realize that "Peace hath her victories, no less renowned than war." Thus he became at once their hope and despair. Every age witnessed eminent thinkers applying their minds in vain to seek a remedy for this disease. Such was the disgust of Plato that he declared that no solution would emerge "till philosophers become kings in this world." The sages of ancient India solved this enigma by urging a conjunction of the king with the priest, as out of this union would emerge a government based on Dharma which would result in the happiness of the subjects. In this book, the author, with his customary lucidity of language, penetrating insight and thorough scholarship, has thrown light on this problem which, inspite of the passage of time, continues to be relevant to this day. Printed Pages: 94. 014332

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1682 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
A New Approach to the Vedas: An Essay in Translation and Exegesis
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8121506301; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
From the pen of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy this small but wonderful volume is an essay in translation and exegesis in relation to the Vedas in which passages from the Rgveda and the Brhadaranyaka and Maitri Upanisads, dealing with cosmogony, ontology and teleology, have been interpreted in a new perception of the quite extraordinary depth of those ideas and their amazing psychological accuracy. According to Coomaraswamy no great extension of our present measure of understanding of the Vedas can be expected from philological research alone. Further progress in the interpretation of the difficult cycle of liturgies cannot be made until they are more profoundly explained from the viewpoint of the history of religion and translated in accordance with the true spirit of the textual contents. The passages translated and interpreted in this volume reflect their technical significance and at the same time a comparative approach. This has made the work exceptional in regard to quality, understanding and depth. Printed Pages: 126. 033972

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1683 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
The Transformation of Nature in Art
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8121503256; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
This is an unabridged reissue of a basic work upon Asiatic art principles first issued by Harvard University Press in 1934. Written with all the author's enormous erudition in art history, aesthetics oriental languages, philosophy and religion, it analyses the community of theory behind medieval European and Asiatic art. The author demonstrates that both differ radically from post-Renaissance European art because of a basic philosophic orientation on the part of the medieval and Indian artist. For both "art is religion, religion art, not related but the same." To isolate a general theory of art, the author examines Indian and Chinese treatises on aesthetic theory and art manuals. He then examines the medieval European aesthetic in terms of the 14th century German mystic Meister Eckhart, whose genius enabled him to subsume and concentrate the spiritual being of Europe as its highest tension. Further chapters investigate, through Indian texts, the psychology of the Indian viewer of art, while a medieval Hindu encyclopedia is analysed for iconographic instruction. Aesthetic texts explain the oriental theory of ideal representation the nature of painting, the use of perspective and spatial relations, while the origin and use of images in India are described in a final provocative chapter. This is a book not only for the orientalist, the art historian, the philosopher, but also for the artist who realizes, with Dante, that "Who paints a figure, if he cannot be it, cannot draw it." Printed Pages: 254. 033635

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1684 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Essays in National Idealism
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8121501792; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
The book, 'Essays in National Idealism' in the words of the author himself, represents "an endeavour towards an explanation of true significance of the national movement in India." In fact, it marks a stage of development of Coomaraswamy's own thought reflecting perhaps the quest for his own identity. In his view, the Indian National Movement had its base in an idealistic movement, for it represented a struggle for spiritual and mental freedom from the domination of an alien ideal. As early as 1909 Coomaraswamy strived for ideal type of national education to be imparted by purely Indian institutions wherein in addition to other subjects, the study of life should be a must. According to him no regeneration of Indian people would be meaningful unless there is similar expression in Indian art, as the causes for the degeneration of Indian art and factors preventing its revival are identical with those that prevent the recovery of India's political efficiency. In fifteen Chapters of the book, Coomaraswamy discusses a number of subjects like nationalism, various aspects of national struggle, Indian nationality, aims and methods of Indian art, art and yoga, Western impact of Indian art, education in India, Swadeshi, Indian music and education, and a variety of other interesting subjects. It has to serve two-fold purpose: to inspire and guide the Indians towards their desired goal and to remove the wrong notions of Westerners. He aimed at building a free India with close ties with the rest of the world. The book is meaningful for it has a message even for India of today. Besides its theme has a historical value for the study of assessment of Indian struggle for freedom in pre-Gandhi-Nehru epoch. Printed Pages: 218 with illustrations. 032569

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1685 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Yaksas: 2 parts (bound in 1)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2001; 8121502306; Reprint; Hard Cover; New; New; 19 Cms x 25 Cms 
Particular significance attaches to Yaksas in Indian mythology, religion and art. Their almost universal presence in the earlier Indian religions, Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina, wherein they are invested with peculiar traits and powers, indicates their importance. Ananda Coomaraswamy's Yaksas is an attempt at bringing together the mass of information from literary and monumental sources about Yaksas and Yaksis, their origin, and development from the conceptual, mythological and iconographical points of view. Coomaraswamy has shown how this non- and pre-Aryan "animistic" concept originated and, in the historical times, dovetailed with the Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina religious systems to the extent that the concept of Yaksattva got closely bound up with the idea of reincarnation. In the preparation of this monograph, Coomaraswamy has extensively drawn upon the sectarian and semi-secular literature and has shown unmistakable evidences of the Yaksas' once honourable status, their benevolence toward men and the affection felt by men toward them. Coomaraswamy begins by tracing the origin of the word yaksa which is first found in Jaiminiya Brahmana, where it means nothing more than 'a wondrous thing.' In course of time Yaksas and Yaksis are often mentioned and their names are found in the Epics, Buddhist and Jaina works and even in sculpture. In Jaina books Yakkhas are often called Devas, where, as Sasana Devatas they are usually guardian angels. In Buddhist works they are sometimes represented as teachers of good morals and as guardian spirits. Of equal importance are the Yaksas and Yaksis in early Indian art and in the early examples (Bharhut, Sanci, Gandhara, etc.) they are frequently represented as Atlantes, supporters of buildings and superstructures. The early iconography of Yaksas, again, seems to have formed the foundation of later Hindu and Buddhist iconography. Coomaraswamy has traced a kind of Bhakti cult centering round the worship of Yaksas on the basis of the Yaksa caityas, the offerings to the Yaksas and has tried to show that the facts of Yaksa worship correspond almost exactly with those of the other Bhakti religions. Coming as it does from the pen of Ananda Coomaraswamy, this brilliant monograph is the acme of scholarship and brilliance and provides a mass of well-documented information. The work is divided into two parts, an Appendix giving Tale of a Yaksa found in the Divyavadana, alongwith 73 plates. Printed Pages: 136. Part 1, with 55 b/w illustrations and part II, with 94 line drawings and 65 b/w illustrations. 031905

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1686 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Hinduism and Buddhism
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8121500370; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Ananda Coomaraswamy's Hinduism and Buddhism, like all his writings, is a masterpiece. In this work he sets forth his ideas with his usual depth and insight to discard the wrong notions about the divergence in the basic philosophies of these two major religions that have been propounded by 'European scholars and by Indians trained in our modern sceptical and evolutionary modes of thought.' In Hinduism and Buddhism Coomaraswamy has tried to show that the essentials of these religions are the same and form what may be called as the Philosophia Perennis or the Eternal Philosophy. His contention is that Hinduism and Buddhism are not contradictory but the one is a development out of the massive foundation of the other. It is only to those who have made a superficial study that Buddhism seems different from Brahmanism; the more profound is the study, the more difficult it becomes to distinguish Buddhism from Brahmanism. Hinduism and Buddhism is divided into two parts with copious notes added to each part. In the first part, dealing with Hinduism, Coomaraswamy has examined in detail the fundamental concepts like karma, maya, reincarnation, the darsanas, the sacrifice, social order, etc., and in the second part, dealing with Buddhism, he shows that in essentials it was the same as Hinduism and that Buddha did not strive 'to establish a new order to restore an older form.' In sum, the basic philosophy of great religions is drawn from a common fount and the new religions are but the recognition of a common thought manifested under different forms. Printed Pages: 96. 033692

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1687 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Early Indian Architecture: Cities and City Gates Etc.
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2002; 8121505186; Reprint; Hard Cover; New; New; 23 Cms x 29 Cms 
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy's Early Indian Architecture is a study of the subject based mainly on the information as available in early Pali literature and as represented in the reliefs of Bharhut, Sanchi and Amaravati. The work is divided into two parts: Part I deals with cities and city-gates, etc. while Part II is on the Bodhi-gharas i.e. representations of the Bodhi-tree with or without a temple structure. Coomaraswamy has assembled the data systematically and in the process brought out details not only from literature but also from sculptural representations. He has confined himself not only to the early texts and material but also has made use of information from later examples, particularly forts, etc. The details about the lay-out of early cities, alongwith their different components, architectural terms as available in early texts and illustrations with copious notes on each have made this work invaluable for those interested in serious study of the subject. This monograph is a must for students of archaeology including art and architecture. Printed Pages: 33 with 42 b/w illustrations. 020054

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1688 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Art and Swadeshi
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8121506387; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
The compilation of articles is a glaring example of the multidimensional talent of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947), who was not only a pioneer historian of Indian art, a master-interpreter, one of the most versatile of this century whose scholarship and knowledge knew no bounds, but a universal man at the same time, the one who urged the Indians to be conscious of their glorious heritage. Coomaraswamy was the harbinger of Indian nationalism but his outlook was neither parochial nor chauvinistic. It had a universal appeal. The present volume is a rich collection of his thirteen important articles embedded in a single thread. These are: Art and Swadeshi; Swadeshi, True and False; Domestic Handicrafts and Culture; The International Congress of Applied Chemistry 1901 and Aniline Dyes; The Function of Schools of Art in India-A reply to Mr. Cecil Burns; On the Study of Indian Art; Facial Expression in Indian Sculpture; On Mughal and Rajput Paintings; Night Effects in Indian Pictures; Song-words of a Panjabi Singer; Poems of Rabindranath Tagore; The Modern School of Indian Painting; and Education in Ceylon. Diverse they are in contents, but they all convey a single message-the churned outcome of a master-mind visualizing things and events in their true perspective. Printed Pages: 150 with 18 b/w illustrations. 024616

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1689 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Visvakarma: Hindu examples of Indian architecture, sculpture, painting, handicraft. First Series: One hundred examples of Indian sculpture with an introduction by Eric Gill
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1978; 8121502659; Reprint; Cloth; New; New; 23 Cms x 29 Cms 
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy has offered in this volume of Visvakarma one hundred illustrations of Indian sculpture, chosen without any predilection for creed, locus or time. They are placed in four sections entitled Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Brahmanical Divinities, Men, Women and Nagas and Animals including Avatars. Each section has twenty-five plates. In the domain of Art, India was to the orient, what Greece was to the occident; it was the fountain-head of inspiration. The art of India was not confined to the skilled creation of objects that had form and beauty; that were of deep religious significance; that were to serve as instruments of propaganda for the pomp, pelf and power of some ruler; that were the products of unique minds obsessed by creative imagination; that mirrored the mode of dress, decoration, images and events of a particular moment in the broad span of time. It was something more. It was a conscious and deliberate attempt to portray the belief cherished by a broad spectrum of humanity that the material word is Maya, illusion; that the human soul is identical with Brahman-Tattvam Asi (Thou art that). It is the reason why the Indian artists ignored realistic representation of anatomy and proportion. They were bound by injunctions of code, custom and tradition. But this did not stifle their efforts in any way; for they were at full liberty with regards to the spiritual quality of their work. It is this bondage with restricted freedom that allowed them to give "a sublimity, a monumental calm in which eternity itself echoed." For instance, the dancing figure of Siva (plates XXX and XXXI) shows his great dance of destruction and re-creation of the universe. He is seen performing different actions simultaneously. With the flame, he destroys the cosmos; with the tiny drum, he taps the rhythm of creation into existence; with the uplifted hand, he stills all the dark forces; with the other hand which points to his toes, he offers refuge to all; with the right foot, he tramples the screaming dwarf who symbolizes this world; he has raised his left foot in the nadanta dance. All around and about him is the swirl of ceaseless turmoil and turbulence; his arms swing; his hairs are flying and in disarray; one of his ear-rings has vanished into the voids of space; yet his face is tranquil-a tranquility beyond description. It is the discipline of artistic technique that enabled the artist to depict the rhythm, tension and the discipline of the spirit. Printed Pages: 36 with 103 b/w illustrations. 028392

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1690 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
The Mirror of Gesture: trans. Into English. Being the Abhinaya Darpana of Nandikesvara
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2010; 8121500214; Seventh Impression; Hardcover; New; New; 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
The Mirror of Gesture is the English translation of the Abhinaya Darpana of Nandikesvara which was originally published with a Telugu interpretation by Madabhushi Tiruvenkatachari of Nidamangalam in 1874. The Abhinaya Darpana, according to Nandikesvara, who is a legendary figure, is an abridgement of the Bharatarnava, an exposition on the art of dancing. For those not acquainted with the Indian dramatic technique, it may be difficult to understand the importance of such texts. However, as Coomaraswamy has pointed out, this work may be of immense interest to the living actor in the European theatre and will not only be profitable for him "to adopt the actual gesture language of the East, but it may inspire him with the enthusiasm and the patience needful for the re-creation of the drama in his own environment." This book, which will serve as an introduction to the Indian dramatic technique and its essentials which imply not merely a thorough understanding of the nyaya, nrtta and nrtya but also the conditioning aesthetic qualities of rasa, bhava, etc. Indian acting and dancing, which are, in fact, dovetailed, possess a special hieratic significance and can be understood by a cultivated audience. In general, however, natya also corresponded to the common and collective need of the folk. To those interested in a study of Indian arts in general, the present manual is of great importance. Gesture, as a means of conveying and interpreting ideas extends beyond the stage into the domains of plastic art, painting and statuary. The mudra, an essential component of Indian acting or dancing, is of equally great importance in studying the graphic or sculptural representations. Printed Pages 60 with illustrations. 028372

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1691 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2008; 8121503124; Fifth Impression; Hard Cover; New; New; 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
The nine essays in this book are among author's most stimulating. They discuss such matters as true function of aesthetics in art, the importance of symbolism, and the importance of intellectual & philosophical background to the artist, they analyse the role of traditional culture in enriching art, they demonstrate the abstract art and primitive art, despite superficial resemblances, are completely divergent and they deal with the common philosophy which pervades all great art, the nature of medieval art, folklore and modern art, the beauty inherent in mathematics, and the union of traditional symbolism and individual portraiture in premodern cultures. The author is a great Orientalist and has covered the philosophic and religious experience of the entire premodern world, East and West, and for him primitive, medieval European, and classical Indian experiences of truth and art were only different dialects in a common language. Printed Pages: 146. 026708

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1692 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Introduction to Indian Art
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2008; 8121503892; Reprint; Hard Cover; New; New; 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
'Today, if India takes her due rank as first-class artistic power, it is in large measure owing to Coomaraswamy'-so said the distinguished British artist Sir William Rothenstein of Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, the celebrated author of this work. To know the magnitude and quality of the work done by this great savant is to know the truth and value of this tribute. His pioneering work put the long neglected Art of India before the world of art where it holds its well merited proper place. Coomaraswamy was more than an 'art-critic', he interpreted the philosophia perennis through the medium of the arts. In his autobiography Eric Gill writes, 'He (Coomaraswamy) has written truth...with such wisdom and understanding...' Coomaraswamy's bibliography consists of over 500 books and articles, in each of these he illuminates the soul (bija) of the subject he treats, and shares with his reader the treasures before him. Coomaraswamy's Introduction to Indian Art is an ocean condensed into a luminous pearl. A basic work, it traverses the historic panorama of Indian art, from its Indo-Sumerian and Vedic-Mound beginnings to the various peaks reached during the Maurya, Sunga, Andhra, Kusana and Gupta periods and beyond the seas to further India and Indonesia. It is a handbook of immense value both to the beginner and scholar alike. This present reprint, appearing after more than half a century, has been ably edited by Mrs. Coomaraswamy and incorporates new material earmarked for the book by Coomaraswamy himself. Printed Pages: 116 with 44 b/w illustrations. 023542

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1693 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
The Indian Craftsman: with a foreword by Alvin C. Moore, Jr.
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2004; 8121501024; Second Revised Edition; Cloth; New; New; 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
The author has treated his subject from three points of view; the village, the town and the palace or temple, i.e. where the craftsman lived, worked and had their patrons. He has also minutely examined how the caste system, religion and the guild set up standards of quality and enforced their strict adherence. He has devoted an entire chapter to throw light on the system of education and training that ensure and regulated the right number of craftsmen for every craft at a particular period so that at no period there was neither a surplus nor a deficit of craftsmen. Ten appendices add further information from different angels. This book is indeed a welcome resurection at this particular time; for the traditional craftsmen are disappearing. The philosophy that sustained them through vicissitudes seems no longer valid. All those who have a love for Indian crafts and who want to either practise or preserve them will find this an excellent book. Printed Pages: 110. 021743

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1694 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Rajput Painting: Being an Account of the Hindu Paintings of Rajasthan and the Panjab Himalayas from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century Described in Their Relation to Contemporary Thought with Texts and Translations, 2 Vols.
B.R. Publishing Corporation; New Delhi, India; 2003; 8176463760; Reprint; Hard Cover; New; New; 26 Cms x 37 Cms 
Printed Pages: 106 with 76 coloured and b/w plates. 021747

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1695 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Figures of Speech or Figures of Thought: Collected essays on the traditional or "Normal" view of art: Second Series
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2011; 8121501784; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy's Figures of Speech and Figures of Thought is a collection of seventeen essays dealing with a specific 'aspect or application of the traditional theory of art'. Each essay takes up for discussion such topics as rhetoric, aesthetics, medieval theories, role of ornament in art, icons and spectator, reason and intuition, imitation Buddhist art, Indian Painting, pictorial relief, primitive art, etc. Every chapter is provided with references and exhaustive notes. The compact and concise argument, valuable notes and references and judicious choice of subjects make this a handy reference as well as text book on theory of art. All those connected with art shall find this book a priceless one to their collection. Printed Pages: 256. 020869

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1696 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
The Eight Nayikas
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2000; 8121504791; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 19 Cms x 25 Cms 
Indian writers have long been interested in the classification of Heroes and Heroines in well-defined types. Such classifications are typically developed in Sanskrit treatises such as Natyasastra, the Sahitya-Darpana, and Kama Sutra and in other works and later in vernacular literature of Hindustan, chiefly in Rasikapriya, Satsaiya, and the Bhasa-bhusana. Printed Pages: 88 with 16 b/w illustrations. 014891

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1697 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Elements of Buddhist Iconography
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2008; 8121502462; Reprint; Hard Cover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
The present work is an analysis of Buddhist symbolism in historical perspective. In author's view Buddhist symbolism, in art or religion, is but a part of the main current of Indian religion and art and has to be studied in that context. Early Indian art is, thus, essentially the continuation of a mainly aniconic "Vedic" style and the compositions are comprehensible only with reference to Vedic notions. The present work studies the fundamental elements of Buddhist symbolism which predominate in the early aniconic art and are never dispensed with in the later imagery, though they are subordinated to the "human" icon. The present study is divided into two parts: in Part 1, the Tree of Life, Earth-Lotus and World-Wheel (and other cognate symbols) have been analyzed; Part II deals with the place of the lotus-throne. A study of these reveals that they represent a universal Indian symbolism and set of theological concepts. Printed Pages: 103 with 44 illustrations. 014048

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1698 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
The Dance of Shiva: Fourteen Indian essays with preface and introduction by Romain Rolland
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2012; 8121501539; Tenth Impression; Paperback; New; 14 x 22 Cm 
The collection of essays by Ananda Coomaraswamy on Indian art and culture and other themes, published under the title The Dance of Shiva reflect the many-sided genius of this great savant. The fourteen essays in this collection critically deal with aspects of Indian ethos, art and aesthetics, philosophy, music and Indian women besides essays on Indian and Western and ancient and contemporary themes. Coomaraswamy's discussion on these wide-ranging themes with his mastery of the original source material bear the stamp of his understanding and thorough analysis. In the essay 'What has India contributed', Coomaraswamy has discussed the application of Brahmanical religious philosophy to the problems of sociology. In his words: 'the essential contribution of India is her Indianness.' He aptly sums up the fundamental quality of Indian music when he says that Indian music is essentially impersonal and a purely melodic art with elaborate grace. His essays 'Indian images with many arms' is an answer to the critics of Indian art wherein he has tried to show that what appears bizarre to an Occidental mind is because of lack of familiarity with Indian art traditions and not a sincere attempt to evaluate the works of art on own merits. His thoughts on diverse theme like 'Intellectual fraternity', Cosmopolitan view of Nietzsche', 'Young India' and 'Individuality, autonomy and function' show his awareness to contemporary situation and ideas. The present collection of essays epitomizes Coomaraswamy's greatness and should prove to be of sustained interest and permanent value to all interested in understanding of Indian art and ethos. Printed Pages: 196 with 34 illustrations. 013159

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1699 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Mediaeval Sinhalese Art: Being a monograph on mediaeval Sinhalese arts and crafts, mainly as surviving in the eighteenth century, with an account of the structure of society and the status of the Craftsmen
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2003; 8121510929; First Indian Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 23 Cms x 29 Cms 
This book is a record of the work and the life of the craftsman in a feudal society not unlike that of Early Mediaeval Europe. It deals, not with a period of great attainment in fine art, but with a beautiful and dignified scheme of peasant decoration, based upon the traditions of Indian art and craft. Sinhalese art is essentially Indian, but possesses this especial interest, that it is in many ways of an earlier character, and more truly Hindu-though Buddhist in intention, -than any Indian art surviving on the mainland so late as the beginning of the nineteenth century. The minor arts, and the painting, are such as we might expect to have been associated with the culture of Asoka’s time, and the builders of Bharat. The period dealt with I have called Mediaeval; but it must be understood that changes of style in decorative art take place comparatively slowly, and that it is generally impossible to say at a glance whether a given piece of work be of the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth century, or even older or later. Most of the specimens here figured or described date from the latter part of the eighteenth century. Mediaeval conditions survived in full force until the British occupation of Kandy in 1815, and what is actually described in this book is the work of Sinhalese craftsmen under mediaeval conditions, mainly as these survived in the eighteenth century, and, in a less degree, even to the present day. Printed Pages: 360 with 43 b/w plates. 011434

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1700 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Time and Eternity
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8121500591; Fourth Impression; Hard Cover; New; New; 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Time and eternity are concepts with which every one is familiar; the former because it reserves as a unit of measurement and enables the preparation of table of days, weeks, months, years and so on, while the latter is usually associated with the idea of everlasting. If one thinks more deeply, it will be seen that time which appears to be measurable is beyond measurement and nothing is everlasting. Save the supreme principle that guides life, there is nothing which is immeasurable and external. Thus time and eternity, being associated with the supreme principle, attracted the attention of great religious thinkers. Here in this book, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy has dealt with these two concepts as discussed by Hindu, Buddhist, Greek, Christian and Islamic Philosophers. Printed Pages: 146. 016662

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