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1 K.V. Soundara Rajan
Ahmadabad (World Heritage Series)
Archaeological Survey of India in association with Eicher Goodearth Limited; New Delhi, India; 1992; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
Printed Pages: 96 with numerous colour illustrations and maps. 027006

Price: 9.95 USD
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2 K. Rajan and V.P. Yathees Kumar
Archaeology of Amaravathi River Valley: Porunthal Excavations
Sharada Publishing House; New Delhi, India; 2014; 9789383221011; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 608. 037904

Price: 147.00 USD
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3 K.V. Soundara Rajan
Art of South India: Tamil Nadu and Kerala
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 1978; 8175740191 / 9788175740198; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 291 with 18 figures and 50 plates. 032634

Price: 23.95 USD
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4 K.V. Soundara Rajan
Concise Classified Dictionary of Hinduism, 6 Vols.
Concept Publishing Company; New Delhi, India; 2001; 8170228573 / 9788170228578; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Set of 6 vols.: Vol. I: Essence of Hinduism; Dharma-Karma Base; Vol. III: Ritual-Spiritual Twine (From Child to Adult); Vol. IV: Kama and Kala; Vol. V: In Search of Mukti-Brahman; Vol. VI: Word Index. 031458

Price: 102.00 USD
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5 K.V. Soundara Rajan
Early Kalinga Art and Architecture
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 1984; 8175740329 / 9788175740327; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 370 with 1 map, 27 figures, and 37 plates. 032663

Price: 35.75 USD
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6 K.V. Soundara Rajan
Glimpses of Indian Culture, Architecture, Art and Religion
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 1981; 81-774-035-3; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 352 with 5 figures and 27 plates. 032807

Price: 26.95 USD
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7 K.V. Soundara Rajan
Glimpses of Indian Culture, Architecture, Art and Religion
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 1981; 8175740353 / 9788175740358; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 352 with 5 figures & 27 plates. 112686

Price: 21.15 USD
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8 K.V. Soundara Rajan
Glimpses of Indian Culture, History and Archaeology
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 1980; 8175740361 / 9788175740365; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 338 with 29 figures and 9 plates. 032805

Price: 26.95 USD
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9 K.V. Soundara Rajan
Mechanics of City and Village in Ancient India
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 1986; 8185055963 / 9788185055961; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 237 with 1 map, 26 figures, and 8 plates. 032823

Price: 23.95 USD
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10 Veena Mushrif-Tripathy, K. Rajan & S.R. Walimbe
Megalithic Builders of South India: Archaeo-Anthropological Investigations on Human Skeletal Remains from Kodumanal
Aryan Books International; New Delhi, India; 2011; 817305410X / 9788173054105; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
The report on the Kodumanal human skeletal series is important in many ways. The site of Kodumanal is one of the best excavated, best attended and best reported Early Historic-Megalithic sites of the Indian peninsular region. The report deviates from the conventional anthropological design, and follows bio-cultural approach which provides information on many important facets of this bygone population. For the first time in Indian archaeology the human remains recovered from the excavation are not looked as isolated pieces of evidence for mere description of bodily features, but anthropologists and the excavator are joining hands while interpreting the biological features in terms of literary, epigraphical and archaeological data. Printed Pages: 152 with 68 figures & maps. 100154

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11 K.V. Soundra Rajan
Secularism in Indian Art
Abhinav Publications/Kaveri Books; New Delhi, India; 8170172454 / 9788170172451; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
This book is directed towards inquiring into the definition of the scope of secularism in a holistic way, in so far as it could apply to ancient Indian creative art, often labelled as religious art. It is, however, seen that this art often shows in its composition, partly or wholly, a deliberate unrelatedness to its immediate locus, and conveys the mind of the artist, his absorption of the aesthetic and literary, traditional, mystic and the rasa-charged pulsating life-stream legacy, and display of macro-cosmic temper, supra-regional commonality and norm-building penchant, in his eventual creations. Religion can produce profound thought, but not art which, through the medium of religion, shows insight and the impacts of secular experience. Examining by a sampling the entire range of art, sectorally and chronologically, to detect the secular manifestations embedded in the art presentations, the author finds that there is an integrated secularism in the art of India’s past, invoked by the artists who had been groomed in its culture and who had developed a macro-perception, by the totality of the impacts of the Dharmasastras, Arthasastras, Kamasastras, and Natyasastras, along with the hieratic works and the fertility cults and mystic deity-devotee links, analogous to mundane romantic attachment, and the ancient artist who owned all this as a private legacy, had evolved his own techniques for formal creations of them in art. Illustrated with sixty-four plates and line drawings, besides Notes on Plates and Appendices, the eight chapters of the book dissect the processes behind art creations, to reveal humanism and secularism. Printed Pages: 109. 108003

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12 K. Mavali Rajan (Ed.)
Temple and Society in South India
Kaveri Book Service; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8174791884 / 9788174791887; Hardcover; New; New; 
The temple is the focus for all aspects of everyday life in the Hindu community-religious, cultural, educational and social. It played many roles in society as place of worship, centre of learning, store house of state property, meeting place, court of justice, promoter of fine arts, etc. The temple also served as an agency for easier and more efficient extraction of surplus from the peasants in the agrarian economy and this contributed to the extension of agriculture. In the course of such extension the temples speed up the process of disintegration of tribal society and its reorganization as a caste society. In the newly formed caste society, the temple served as an integrating player linking the high and low in service. The temples maintained the morality of the society and religious faith of the people. The temples of medieval south India had been a great strengthening factor in keeping the people united and played a vital role as the centre of all social activities. The temples had given employment to a lot of people, as they needed people for the construction, maintenance and day to day function. They also employed the architects for the construction of temples, the artisans for the art and craft activities, sculptors and many servants for the engaging in various activities of the temple. The temples were also a place of religious conversation and musical discussions. All these have facilitated the propagation of religion, music, dance and other fine arts in the society.This edited volume contains 20 articles covers different aspects of South Indian Temple and Society, which include the following facets like: Power and Legitimacy of Medieval South Indian Temples; Role of Religion in the Chola State and Society; Science behind Temple Worship; Cultural Aspects of Hindu Temples; Administrators and other Functionaries of the Hindu Temples; Temple Women; Socio-political Dimension of Early Kerala Temples; Religious Endowments; Role of Temple in Agrarian Expansions; Socio-cultural Facets of Vijayanagar Temples; Social Customs and Festivals in the Temple Art of Vijayanagar-Nayak Period; Early Buddhist Temples in East Coast of South India; Folk Traditions of South India and other social and historical related aspects. The strength of this edited volume spotlight on the wide ranges of aspects on the subject as well as projections of the learned scholars on the theme of this book. It is hoped that the readers would be immensely benefitted from the learned exposition of temple institutions as a centre of all social, economic and cultural activities.Introduction Power and Legitimacy of Medieval South Indian Temples in the Society * Chidambaram Temple: Tracing the Role of Religion in the Chola State and Society * Science Behind Temple Worship * Cultural Aspects of Hindu Temples in Medieval Tamil Country * The Medieval Tamil Society and Temple Management * Administrators, Artisans and Servants: Temple’s Functionaries in Medieval South India * Temple and Earning Women in Medieval South India * Territories of the Divine: Temple Sanketams and Their Socio-political Dimensions in Early Kerala Society * Temple and Religious Endowments during the Pandyas * Horizontal Expansion of Temple Institutions and its Role to the Agrarian Changes: Study on Early Medieval South India * The Socio-cultural Facet of Temples with Reference to Vijayanagara Period * Social Customs and Festivals in the Temple Art of the Vijayanagara-Nayak Period in Tamilnadu * The Renowned Inscriptions of Sri Ninra Narayana Perumal Temple at Thiruttangal: A Historical Cram * Early Buddhist Temples in the East Coast of South India * Religious Status of Paraiyas in Medieval Hindu Tamilagam * Discourses on Policies of ‘Withdrawal’, ‘Non-Intervention’ and ‘Protection’ : A Colonial State’s Perspective on Hindu Religious Institutions in Madras Presidency * Migration: An Aspect of the Burden of Taxation under the Cholas * Villupattu Tradition: A Performing Art of Propitiation of Deities in Kanyakumari District * The Origins of Social Insurance for the Labouring Classes * Palm-Leaf Manuscripts of Tamil Nadu: A Panoramic View. Printed Pages: 304. 110919

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13 K.V. Soundara Rajan
The Ellora Monoliths: Rashtrakuta Architecture in the Deccan
Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1988; 8121201179 / 9788121201179; Hardcover; New; New; 
This book seeks to lift into focus the monolithic legacy of the Rashtrakutas at Ellora, from out of the reason that these monoliths perhaps are best suited to understand and reconstruct the artistic, architectural, traditional, religious and cult interactions and growth-spectra that had taken place in the period from the 8th to the 10th century A.D., very much more eloquently than the study of the cave temple types. Without the stabilizing role of these monoliths, in the over view of the status of temple art, in that period which the Rashtrakutas adorned by their vigorous patronage, eclecticism and multi-pronged political thrusts all over India in their heyday, the cave-art syndrome would tend to cloy even under the best circumstances, as something repetitive, potteries and commandeered which surely it was not. The book deals with the five monoliths at Ellora, in their own historical architectural, iconographic-religious perspectives, and elucidates how they were greatly diversified and pregnant with rich potential for the reconstruction of the are situation; and it compares them also with their compeer monoliths elsewhere in South India, in the same ilk, as in the Pallava and Pandya zones of the past. The chief aim of the book is to give a satisfactory formal picture of these monoliths and to vest them with the credit of being land-marks in the arche-types they sought to represent. Profusely illustrated and with a helpful set of charts and glossary, it is designed to cover a felt need in art studies at Ellora.Printed Pages: 320. 105703

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14 P.K. Rajan
The Growth of the Novel in India
Abhinav Publications/Kaveri Books; New Delhi, India; 8170172594 / 9788170172598; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
"This collection of essays is meant to be a survey of the Novel in twelve major Indian languages during the period 1950 to 1980. While seeking to bring into focus the major trends and tendencies that characterise the growth of the Novel in these languages, the book atempts to explore the traditions being established in Indian Novel today and the new directions the Novel is likely to take in our languages. Gobinda Prasad Sarma convincingly shows how the Assamese Novel reflects the Assamese society and how experimentation with new techniques has widened the horizons of Assamese Novel: and K. Sivathamby, through a brilliant analysis of the interconnection between the societal factors and development of the Novel, portrays the rise of the Tamil Novel to new heights during the period. While I. K. Sharma shows how Hindi Novel has passed imperceptibly from the wonderland of fancy to the hinterland of society and the borderland of psyche’, Shyamala A. Narayan predicts a bright future for Indian English Novel on the basis of her assessment of such writers as Mulk Raj Anand, R. K. Narayan, Raja Rao, Manohar Malgonkar, Anita Desai and Arun Joshi. Jatindra Kumar Nayak brings out the tension in post-independent Oriya Novel between the idealism of the freedom struggle and the values of a commercial society; K. M. Tharakan describes the rich complexity hints at the possibility of a blend of post-modernist and leftist trends: and Ila Pathak shows how in Gujrati the traditional novel and the experimental novel are growing side by side. To Lila Ray, who traces the diverse trends in Bengali Novel, the most remarkable change is in the political novel; but to Prabhakar Rao, who describes the ‘wide range of exploration’ in Telugu Novel, the Telugu novelist ‘appears unable to rise above the mediocre’. Narinder Singh sees Punjabi Novel ‘at the take -off stage but gives a word of caution against the increasing use of colloquial dialect by the novelists; Seshagiri Rao traces the traditions established in Kannada Novel by the writers of the Navodaya period, Navya period and the Progressive Movement. Finally, Balachandra Nemade, in his inimitable style, anatomizes the positive and negative trends in the growth of Marathi Novel and gives a passionate call to revolutionise criticism and ‘cure Marathi of its present poverty of taste’. 107997

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