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The Ananda-Vana Of Indian Art: Dr. Anand Krishna Felicitation Volume - With Contributions By Over Fifty International Experts
  • Product Code: BK14251
  • Publisher : Indica Books
  • Edition : June 15, 2004
  • Pages : 607
  • Weight : 2.700 kg.
  • Size : 10.9 x 9 x 1.6 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Author : Krishna Manu
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8186569480
    ISBN-13: 978-8186569481

Prof: (Rtd.) Dr. Rai Anand Krishna needs no introduction to the world of Indian Art and Culture. On his father Rai Krishnadasa’s rich foundation, he structured his own creativity, experience of study, research and publication in this field. His creativity goes back to 1944 (a long span of six decades); his tradition continues even to the next generation. His accessible and kind personality makes him a standing humanist dear to a whole generation of Indian art students (who consider him his guru) as well as his scholar friends.
These students and friends, now an intimate part of the “Krishna family”, have in course of time carved for themselves a niche in their respective fields and are today among the outstanding scholars of Indian Art around the world.
This unique volume is a compilation of articles contributed by these colleagues, friends and students — all Indian art specialists from the length and breadth of the world. They have come together by contributing interesting finds of their fields to form this book-offering which constitutes a landmark in this Ananda-Vana of Indian Art, that is “The Forest of Bliss of Indian Art”.
Covering a time span from centuries prior to the beginning of Christian Era to the modern times, i.e. almost 2,000 years, this book embraces almost every facet of Indian Art, such as architecture, sculpture, textile, decorative arts, folk and modern art, sociology and culture.
Enriched with over 500 spectacular colour and black & white relevant illustrations, this scholarly book, unprecedented in style, will not only be a source of information both textually and visually for the academics, but will also be of great interest to every person fascinated by the general or specialized study of Indian Art.

Specification: Product Code: BK14251 Publisher : Indica Books Edition : June 15, 2004 Pages : 607...
$71.00
The Ananda-Vana Of Indian Art: Dr. Anand Krishna Felicitation Volume - With Contributions By Over Fifty International Experts
  • Product Code: BK14250
  • Publisher : Indica Books
  • Edition : July 1, 2010
  • Pages : 257
  • Weight : 1400 gm.
  • Size : 11 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Author : Tarannum Fatma Lari
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8186569901
    ISBN-13: 978-8186569900

Banaras, usually known as a religious and cultural centre, is also famous since antiquity for its textile industry. Banaras textiles and the designs produced there were sold throughout India and exported to many foreign countries. The Buddha was shrouded in a fine Banaras cloth, and kings and queens all over India used to dress with its more exquisite brocades. All foreign visitors to the city commented on this textile art, in which Banaras traditionally excelled.
Textiles of Bananas: Yesterday and Today is the product of a deep research on this textile industry since the distant past up to our times. The book explains in detail the different designs used and their conception, the various types of cloth weaving and the techniques employed (making of the threads, dyeing, stretching the warp, polishing, tools used, etc.), and handicrafts such as embroideries (karchobi, zardozi, etc.). It also studies the socio-economic condition of the artisans.
Illustrated with many colour and black and white pictures showing old and new designs, this book is the more complete book on this subject up to date, and will be invaluable for researchers, designers, and art lovers.

Specification: Product Code: BK14250 Publisher : Indica Books Edition : July 1, 2010 Pages : 257...
$62.00
Textiles of Banaras Yesterday and Today
  • Product Code: BK14250
  • Publisher : Indica Books
  • Edition : July 1, 2010
  • Pages : 257
  • Weight : 1400 gm.
  • Size : 11 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Author : Tarannum Fatma Lari
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8186569901
    ISBN-13: 978-8186569900

Banaras, usually known as a religious and cultural centre, is also famous since antiquity for its textile industry. Banaras textiles and the designs produced there were sold throughout India and exported to many foreign countries. The Buddha was shrouded in a fine Banaras cloth, and kings and queens all over India used to dress with its more exquisite brocades. All foreign visitors to the city commented on this textile art, in which Banaras traditionally excelled.
Textiles of Bananas: Yesterday and Today is the product of a deep research on this textile industry since the distant past up to our times. The book explains in detail the different designs used and their conception, the various types of cloth weaving and the techniques employed (making of the threads, dyeing, stretching the warp, polishing, tools used, etc.), and handicrafts such as embroideries (karchobi, zardozi, etc.). It also studies the socio-economic condition of the artisans.
Illustrated with many colour and black and white pictures showing old and new designs, this book is the more complete book on this subject up to date, and will be invaluable for researchers, designers, and art lovers.

Specification: Product Code: BK14250 Publisher : Indica Books Edition : July 1, 2010 Pages : 257...
$62.00
Benares: A World within a World: The Microcosm of Kashi Yesterday and Today
  • Product Code: BK14190
  • Publisher : Indica Books
  • Edition : August 1, 2002
  • Pages : 419
  • Weight : 650 gm.
  • Size : 8.6 x 5.7 x 1.3 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Author : Richard Lannoy
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8186569251
    ISBN-13: 978-8186569252

This major contribution to the study of urban culture, first published in 1990 as the magnificent photographic book Benares Seen from Within, is now issued in a more accessible format, its text substantially revised.
This book is the most inclusive presentation of this extraordinary city ever attempted. It is the fruit of a lifelong interest in Benares from 1953 until the present day by an author well known for his unusual combination of reflective thought, scholarship and poetic sensibility.
Lannoy shows how the populace of Benares lives within a historical environment spanning at least three millennia of continuous habitation. Though now beset with all the characteristic urban ills of the age, it is arguably the oldest living city in the world to retain its original cosmic orientation. A centre of learning since antiquity, its way of life has not essentially changed until the last few years.
The variety and range of themes is remarkable. Lannoy explains the metaphysical substructure of the city orgazised as a microcosm of the universe. He shows how the extremely ancient cults of the pillar and the sun-wheel survive and continue to underpin the society’s ritual calendar in unbroken continuity for millennia, and gives a vivid account of how the Buddha’s life and teaching two thousand five hundred years ago had a profound influence on Benares. The city’s association with Yoga as well as with thriving commerce and weaving, the location of the uniquely central burning ghat — all under the aegis of Shiva and Kala Bhairava — the importance to the city’s economy of the pilgrim trade, are shown here to foster a distinctive blend of spirituality and worldliness.
Lannoy’s survey extends right up to the present, with a searching critique of the city’s troubled history of conflict between Hindus and Muslims, the politicization of the crisis between religion and secularism, and a lively account of leading personalities from Shankara to Kabir and Tulsidas, Gandhi and Anandamayi Ma. Lannoy has pondered deeply over a lifetime the significance of this venerable city, infusing these pages with the sagacity of lived experience.
Illustrated with many photographs by the author.

About Author:

Richard Lannoy is the author of several books on India, including The Speaking Tree: A Study of Indian Culture and Society, published by Oxford University Press in 1971 and still in print in India. He was on the founding staff of the ICA, London (1950-52), where he set up a celebrated forum, the Independent Group. He became a freelance photographer working for various international magazines, and on assignment for United Nations to the Palestinian refugee camps in Gaza (1952). He became seriously interested in India back in 1947, but began his work there, and particularly in Benares, in 1953, and on several subsequent visits until 1960, returning again in the Eighties, but completing his magnum opus on Benares in 1999. His thinking on Benares has never ceased for close on half a century, despite the infrequency of opportunities to reside there. He lives in Bath, and equally regards his work as author, photographer and painter as ways to advance a holistic view of life.

Specification: Product Code: BK14190 Publisher : Indica Books Edition : August 1, 2002 Pages : 419...
$30.00
Banaras: Cosmic Space of Life, Light and Twilight
  • Product Code: BK14189
  • Publisher : Indica Books
  • Edition : September 10, 2014
  • Pages : 220
  • Weight : 650 gm.
  • Size : 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Author : Dilip Kumar 
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-13: 978-8186117187
    ISBN-10: 8186117180

Banaras: Cosmic Space of Life, Light and Twilight presents a short survey of a unique city which can be seen as various dimensions — A place of oldest civilization, A kingdom of Hindu pilgrimage, the River Ganga, A Centre for Oriental and Sanskrit studies, etc. It gives useful quantity of information and insight on the city, its history, culture; daily activities of typical inhabitants of Banaras and many more. As other tourist points located in other parts in India or the world are very much visible, in Kashi/Varanasi/Banaras people need to dive deep into its occult ocean of knowledge for true experience of ever vibrant settlement on this planet. No matter it is fade out or luminous. Enjoy Banaras!

About Author:

Dilip Kumar heretically the inhabitant of Kashi studied in Banaras Hindu University presently running a prestigious bookshop in Varanasi. Proud to say that his greatest grandfather’s family have been building contractors and helped making many of Grand Mansions and Forts in those times for those kings and Royal families of Banaras by bringing stones and boulders from Chunar mountains.

Specification: Product Code: BK14189 Publisher : Indica Books Edition : September 10, 2014 Pages : 220...
$22.00
Banaras, The Heritage City of India: Geography, History, and Bibliography
  • Product Code: BK14188
  • Publisher : Indica Books
  • Edition : January 1, 2009
  • Pages : 457
  • Weight : 650 gm.
  • Size : 8.5 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Author : Rana P.B. Singh
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-13: 978-8186569856
    ISBN-10: 8186569855

This book describes various facets of geography, history and heritage of Varanasi, the heritage city of India, on/about which a vast historical literature is available. The section on Geography covers the general background of the topography, climate, soils, vegetation, and human landscape. The History section gives a general brief outline of history, from the ancient to the modern, including a chronological chart. The issue of inscribing the heritagescapes, especially of the riverfront ghats, on the line of UNESCO Heritage criteria, has also been fully described.
The Bibliography, by far the most complete up to day, contains 1,276 entries classified into 16 groups: Books, mostly in English; Research papers & essays; Persian works; Urdu sources; Sanskrit sources; Books/articles in Hindi; Marathi sources; Bengali sources; Published reports/ Government documents; Electronic publications; Films (English); Japanese sources; Unpublished dissertations; Unpublished reports; Unpublished reports (Varanasi: Inscribing Heritage Zones for WHL UNESCO); Unpublished (Undergraduate) fieldwork projects.
This book will serve as a major resource for Banaras studies, urban history, cultural geography, and heritage studies, and can also be used as model frame for similar heritage cities in other parts of the world.

About Author:

Prof. Rana P.B. Singh (b. 1950), PhD (1974), Professor of Cultural Geography & Heritage Studies since January 1999 at Banaras Hindu University, has been involved in studying, performing and promoting heritage planning, sacred geography and cultural astronomy, pilgrimage studies, eco-tourism and development in the Varanasi region for the last three decades, as consultant, project director, collaborator and organiser. He is widely recognized as one of the main authorities on the city of Banaras.

Specification: Product Code: BK14188 Publisher : Indica Books Edition : January 1, 2009 Pages : 457...
$28.00
Banaras Region A Spiritual and Cultural Guide (Pilgrimage & cosmology series)
  • Product Code: BK14187
  • Publisher : Indica Books
  • Edition : January 1, 2006
  • Pages : 401
  • Weight : 550 gm.
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : Rana P.B Singh and Pravin S. Rana
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-13: 978-8186569245
    ISBN-10: 8186569243

This book is the first compendium of cultural sites in and around Varanasi. It covers a very wide range of places and subjects and provides a huge quantity of information, being a veritable small encyclopaedia of the Banaras region.
The first section includes Setting, Historical background, Religious landscape, Cosmogony, Festivities, Riverside landscape, and seven detailed Area walks along the ghats and the old city. There are also sections on the cosmic circuit of Panchakroshi, Ramanagar, Sarnath, the Jain places, the Muslim sacredscapes, and the rural landscape.
The second section “Around Banaras” covers the sites lying at less than 80 km, like Chunar and its medieval fort; Ahraura, with an Ashokan inscription; Lekhania, having pre-historic rock paintings; Vindhyachal, the Goddess’s area; Kaithi, an ancient Shiva temple; Shitala Dham, a site of a folk goddess; Jakhini, the site of a pre-Aryan goddess; Bhadohi, a centre of carpet weaving; Sitamarhi, a site of Puranic antiquity; Jaunpur with its important Muslim monuments; Chandraprabha and Kaimur Wild life sanctuaries.
The third part covers the places in the range of 100-300 km, like: Allahabad, the city of the Kumbha Mela festival; Ayodhya, the place of Sri Rama; Chitrakut, Lord Rama’s halting site; Khajuraho, the city of lived monuments; Banvasi Seva Ashram, an NGO; Mundeshvari, a seventh century goddess temple; Sasaram, with a sixteenth century royal tomb; Ballia and Sonepur, sites of sacred bath and cattle fairs; Varanasi to Vaishali by road — via Ballia, Sonepur and Hajipur; Deo and Madanpur, the twelfth century Sun temples; Gaya the City of Ghostscape; Baijanath Dham, city of Shiva.
Rana P. B. Singh is professor in the Dept. of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and Founding President, Society of Heritage Planning & Environmental Health.
Pravin S. Rana is a visiting faculty in the Dept. of History of Art & Tourism Management, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

Specification: Product Code: BK14187 Publisher : Indica Books Edition : January 1, 2006 Pages : 401...
$31.00
A Pilgrimage to Kashi: Banaras, Varanasi, Kashi, History, Mythology and Culture of the Most Fascinating City in India
  • Product Code: BK14177
  • Publisher : Indica Books
  • Edition : December 1, 1999
  • Pages : 78
  • Weight : 500 gm.
  • Size : 11 x 9 x 0.5 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : G. Gol
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-13: 978-8186569146
    ASIN: 8186569146

“Marco Pallis was at once an incomparable authority on Buddhism, especially in its Tibetan form, a defender and protector of the Tibetan tradition in the West since the tragedies of 1951, a lover of nature and a mountain climber who first encountered Tibetan Buddhism while climbing Himalayan peaks in the 1920s, a profound student of other religions, especially Christianity, and a very accomplished musician. All of these concerns of Pallis are reflected in A Buddhist Spectrum, whose themes are woven together by the principles of tradition and, more particularly, by Buddhism. It is a Buddhist work on both religion as such and religions in their multiplicity, presented in a contemporary but traditional language. A major characteristic of the book is that it is concerned with the reality of Buddhism and not just a theoretical analysis of its ideas. A Buddhist Spectrum is a wise book while being thoroughly reliable from a scholarly point of view.
A Buddhist Spectrum is at once one of the most readable works on Buddhism and a major work on comparative religion and living spirituality. It is the fruit of the thoughts and meditations of a man whose authoritative exposition during several decades of religious questions in general and Buddhism in particular, especially in its Tibetan form, have had a profound influence upon many scholars and practitioners of religion in both East and West.”
—Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University
“For insight, and the beauty insight requires if it is to be effective, I find no writer on Buddhism surpassing him.”
– Huston Smith, Univesity of California Berkaley

Specification: Product Code: BK14177 Publisher : Indica Books Edition : December 1, 1999 Pages : 78 Weight...
$26.00
The House Of Kanooru
From Kannada's first Jnanpith award winner, a landmark of modern fiction that documents a vanishing world. When Hoovayya and Ramayya return from their studies in the city to their ancestral home, much has changed, throwing the even tenor of village life out of joint. The entry of Subbamma, the young wife of much-married Chandrayya Gowda into the House of Kanooru, sets in motion an irrevocable chain of events which signify the coming of age of a resolutely traditional society. Acutely conscious of the burden of their education amidst the torpor of manorial life, the brothers are forced to witness the descent into cruelty of Chandrayya Gowda, who breaks old familial ties, and demands an impossible fealty. The petty meanness of the Gowda s old age and the idealistic vitality of youth confront each other when Hoovayya and Ramayya both fall in love with Seethe, their childhood playmate, with disastrous consequences for the manor house of Kanooru. The epic conflicts of a decaying feudal order are seen through a multiplicity of characters, and voices that refuse to be silenced. The first stirrings of change in the lives of the Belas, the highland plantation workers and their labouring women, the proud Shudra landowners, the secretive and predatory Agrahara of the Brahmins, are dramatized by a humane eye sensitive to the slightest nuance. The House of Kanooru is ultimately a moving tribute by one of Kannada s greatest writers to the spirit of modernity. Translated from the Kannada by B.C. Ramachandra Sharma and Padma Ramachandra Sharma.
From Kannada's first Jnanpith award winner, a landmark of modern fiction that documents a vanishing...
$35.00
The Temple of Chaunsatha yogin at Bheraghat
Edition : 1978
Language : English
Size & Pages : Size 26 cm, pp. xvi, 184, Illus., 1978
Publisher : Agam Kala Prakashan
Format : Hardbound
Edition : 1978Language : EnglishSize & Pages : Size 26 cm, pp. xvi, 184, Illus.,...
$65.00
Merger of Sikkim :A New Perespectie by Sefali Raizada
Author : Sefali Raizada
ISBN : 9789381843000
Edition : 2012
Language : English
Size & Pages : Size, 23 cm. pp 384-2012
Publisher : Swati Publications
Format : Hardbound
Author : Sefali RaizadaISBN : 9789381843000Edition : 2012Language : EnglishSize & Pages : Size, 23...
$39.00
Kailashnatha Temples
This new cultural study by the learned authorlooks at the intersection of Hellenistic andEgyptian - Lycian art forms in the religious sphereof dynastic India that was ushered by Buddhist cult during the early Christian era. The Kailasanatha temple at Ellora (Deccan) and at Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu) are both architectural marvels of the Dravidian style. The first one is rock-cut while the other is the earliest structural temple, both derived from Buddhist
This new cultural study by the learned authorlooks at the intersection of Hellenistic andEgyptian -...
$52.00
Train to Pakistan
Mano Majra is a place, Khushwant Singh tells us at the beginning of this classic novel, where Sikhs and Muslims have lived together in peace for hundreds of years. Then one day, at the end of the summer, the 'ghost train' arrives, a silent, incredible funeral train loaded with the bodies of thousands of refuges, bringing the village its first taste of the horrors of the civil war. Train to Pakistan is the story of this isolated village that is plunged into the abyss of religious hate. It is also the story of a Sikh boy and a Muslim girl whose love endures and transcends the ravages of war.

Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh was India's best - known writer and columnist. He was founder -editor of Yojana and editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, The National Herald and Hindustan Times. He authored classics such as Train to Pakistan, I shall Not Hear the Nightingale and Delhi. His latest novel, The Sunset Club, written when he was 95, was published by Penguin Books in 2010. His non- fiction includes the classic two - volume A History of the sikhs, a number of translations and works on Sikh religion and culture, Delhi, nature, current affairs and Urdu poetry. His autobiography, Truth,Love and aLittle Malice, was published by Penguin Books in 2002. Khushwant Singh was a member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 but retuned the decoration in 1984 in protest against the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar by the Indian Army. In 2007,he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan. Among the other awards ha has received are the Punjab Ratna, the Sulabh International award for the most honest Indian of the year, and honorary doctrates from several universities.
Mano Majra is a place, Khushwant Singh tells us at the beginning of this classic...
$15.00
Till the Clouds Roll By
A couple of years after his father's death, ten-year-old Ruskin travels to Dehradun to spend his holidays with his new family. As he reacquaints himself with his mother, now remarried and with a busy social life, his stepfather and new siblings, a pensive Ruskin longs for his father's company, his stamp collection and the old gramophone. Trying to escape this unfamiliar place, he immerses himself in books and explores the forest glades, canals and bazaars of the little town, forming some unlikely friendships on the way.
After the much-loved Looking for the Rainbow, the master storyteller lends another backward glance at his boyhood years-a vacation that took place over seventy winters ago-remembering his days with rare humour, remarkable charm and twinges of heartache.

Ruskin Bond

"Ruskin Bond’s first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novellas (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Delhi Is Not Far), essays, poems and children’s books, many of which have been published by Penguin India. He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993 and the Padma Shri in 1999. Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, and grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, Delhi and Shimla. As a young man, he spent four years in the Channel Islands and London. He returned to India in 1955 and has never left the country since. He now lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his adopted family."
A couple of years after his father's death, ten-year-old Ruskin travels to Dehradun to spend...
$15.00
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