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Sri Dandayudhapani Swamy temple complex at Palani and origin and development of Muruka worship in South India: a comprehensive cultural study
2017, Hardcover

the book presents the whole spiritual complex of palani, documenting in a systematic way the main hill temple, including the architecture and other art details.
A magic world: new visions of Indian painting, ed. by Molly Emma Aitken
2016, Hardcover

the contributors in this celebratory volume are mid-career and younger scholars with a diversity of perspectives and trainings. in short and focused essays they probe the cultural preoccupations of 16th-to early 20th-century rajput, mughal and deccan india. themes include the relationship between text and image; portraiture and the interface between painting and photography; ic ...
At the crossroads of culture and literature, ed. by Suchorita Chattopadhyay
2016, Hardcover

this volume offers a detailed and accessible socio-cultural and literary study of the material and symbolic life of indigenous communities and the south asian diaspora in north america and india.
Attukal Amma: the goddess of millions
Rajeev, Lekshmy
2016, Hardcover

the book familiarizes the reader with the bhadrakali cult in kerala and provides a ringside view of the pongal festival and the various rituals associated with it, even as it raises doubts about the authenticity of the myth of kannagi, the heroine of chilappathikaram, associated with the temple.
Becoming Assamese: Colonialism and new subjectivities in Northeast India
Sengupta, Madhumita
2016, Hardcover

this book explores the making of colonial northeast india and offers a new perspective to the study of the assamese identify in the nineteenth century as a distinctly nineteenth-century cultural phenomenon, not confined to linguistic parameters alone. it studies crucial markers of the self--history, customs, food, dress, new religious beliefs etc.
Conservation issues in Asia: sharing good practice, ed. by O.P. Aggarwal, et al.
2016, Hardcover

the book contains articles presented at the international conference of national trusts organized by intach from 3 to 5 dec. 2007 at new delhi, emphasizing regional cooperation in matters of heritage conservation.
Group 1890: India's indigenous modernism, ed. by Kishore Singh, et al
2016, Hardcover

contents: introduction: beyond the cobwebs of art history, kishore singh, group 1890: the journey of a moment, shruti parthasarathy, revisiting group 1890: an interview with gulammohammed sheikh, shruti parthasarathy, new dimensions: the many `sculptors\' of group 1890, poonam baid, an insider looks out: an interview with prayag shukla, as told to shruti parthasarathy, the arti ...
India and World War II: war, armed forces, and society, 1939-45
Roy, Kaushik
2016, Hardcover

the second world war remains a defining chapter in modern world history. moving beyond the claims of how indian resources and soldiers aided the allies in winning the war, this volume explores interrelationship between the indian armed force, the indian society, and the war.
Indian paintings of the British period in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian art
Losty, J.P. et al
2016, Hardcover

this exceptionally informative and beautifully illustrated catalogue examines the museum\'s holdings of paintings done in india under the british during the late 18th and 19th centuries in a style popularly known as company painting. j.p. losty, the foremost authority on anglo-indian painting, incorporates his latest research into the text and also added another thirty comparat ...
Kankabati, by Trailokyanath Mukhopadhyay, tr. from Bengali and annotated, by Nandini Bhattacharya
2016, Hardcover

this translation annotated edition of kankabati brings to life trailokyanath mukhopadhyay\'s first novel about a little girl in the village of kusumghati in nineteenth-century bengal. kankabati has a strange dream where she embarks upon a series of adventure in bizarre places and situations.
Khakhara Temples
Mahapatra, Sanjaya Kumar
2016, Hardcover

orissa is known for its rich heritage of art and architecture. the present volume revolves around the unique features of the khakhara temples which are designed for their semi-cylindrical roof. the present study deals with the distinct nature of the khakhara temples showing the marked differences with the other monuments.
Memory & identity: Indian. artists. abroad
Singh, Kishore
2016, Hardcover

contents: the uniqueness of being: the individual vs. the group, distinguishing identity: building a creative response, imposing identity on the artist: but does it hold validity in his art? the burden of a national art: and of memory, the other as an idea: and the seductions of memory, francis newton souza: london, 1949-67, new york: 1967-2002, syed haider raza: paris, 1950-20 ...
Rabindranath Tagore in South-East Asia: culture, connectivity and bridge making, ed. by Lipi Ghosh
2016, Hardcover

this collection of essays probes the intellectual bases of tagore\'s theory of civilzation, his ideas of east and west, his theory of cultural encounter in the context of south-east asia, and also provides an in-depth analysis of his philosophy, i.e. his concepts of nationalism, internationalism and universalism.
Ratna style temples with an ambulatory: selected temple concepts in Bengal and the Kathmandu valley
Ritterspach, Raimund O.A. Becker
2016, Paperback

this study deals with a special form of the sikhara temple with an ambulatory surrounding the cella. this temple design is common in bengal and the kathmandu valley, and shows a great variety among th two two local traditions. the subject matter draws on my longstanding interest, which spans several decades. i considered certain aspects of this temple design in two earlier publ ...
Real and imagined widows: gender relations in colonial North India
Atwal, Jyoti
2016, Hardcover

this book explores the politico-cultural imagination that formed the subtext of the reformist, nationalist and women\'s discourses on widowhood from the colonial period to the 1950s.
Revitalizing Indian archaeology: further theoretical essays, 2 vols. (Set)
Paddayya, K.
2016, Hardcover

this set contains twenty articles of the author on various aspects of theoretical archaeology. these are mainly reprints of articles and papers published at various places over the last thirty-five years. the author is emeritus professor of archaeology and former director of deccan college, pune.
Sacred symbols of Nepal: mythical creatures
Sanders, Toni et al.
2016, Paperback
Seeing into stone: pre-Buddhist Petroglyphs and Zangskar's early inhabitants, with DVD
Linrothe, Rob
2016, Hardcover

petroglyphs--drawings on rock--are the earliest and richest traces of human culture in zangskar, a distinctive region of the western himalayas. this volume is richly illustrated with original photographs taken in zangskar and neighboring regions documenting the locations and details of these enigmatic rock carvings. the photographs represent more than twenty years of fieldwork ...
Style of India
Khanna, Geeta
2016, Hardcover

this pathbreaking volume takes the reader through a journey of style in india ranging from ancient temple sculpture to modern cinema and contemporary fashion design. the material culture of dress in india has never before been addressed in such a vast sweep and with such a fresh view. exploring the subject as a visual, rather than a textual, the author celebrates the power of t ...
Tea plantation workers of Assam and the Indian national movement 1921-1947
Nath, Bikash
2016, Hardcover

the book studies the various phases of worker\'s politics in the tea plantation of assam and deliberates upon the role of nationalist leaders in molding the fate of these workers.
The architecture of the Hindus, ed. and rev. edn., introductionby B.M. Pande
Raz, Ram
2016, Hardcover

ram raz\'s essay on hindu architecture is a pioneering work based on the study of hindu temple architecture as described in ancient texts on the subject. the volume, first published in 1834, has long been out-of-print and is being re-issued with a new introduction. the work is of outstanding value not withstanding the change in perception due to new material and research.
The frontier tribal belt: genesis and purpose under the Raj
Bangash, Salman
2016, Hardcover

this book deals with one of his most complicated frontier quandaries faced by the british empire in india, besides discussing the political, administrative, and social intricacies of the tribal belt under the british rule.
The Journey of the goddess Durga: India Java and Bali
Ariati, Ni Wayen Pasek
2016, Hardcover

written by a balinese historian this volume traces the long journey of images of the goddess durga within india in the 1st millennium ce and then the long evolution of these images in java and bali beginning c.700 ce in the early mataram kingdom of ancient java. in addition to being a historical study this volume also documents the author\'s personal journey. raised in a rural ...
The Routledge atlas of South Asian affairs, by Robert W. Bradnock, cartography by Catherine Lawrence
2016, Paperback

this atlas highlights the global significance of south asia in relation to economic, geopolitical and strategic interests. it is illustrated with more than 100 original maps and offers concise entries on key issues, including population growth, the geopolitics of trans-boundary water resources, natural disaster management and climate change.
The Tamil separatist war in Sri Lanka
Wickremesekera, Channa
2016, Hardcover

the complex and long-drawn war between the sri lankan government and the liberation tigers of tamil elam (ltte) ended with the defect of the tigers in 2009.
Tiger: the life of Tipu Sultan
Brittlebank, Kate
2016, Hardcover

for 200 years, tipu sultan of mysore has been a controversial historical figure. was he a cruel and bigoted tyrant or a wise and just ruler? a reckless adventurer or a proud nationalist determined to throw the british out of india? this short account of his life cuts through the myths to make this enigmatic king and his times come vividly alive.
Vada in theory and practice: studies in debates, dialogues and discussions in Indian intellectual discourses
Tripathi, Radhavallabh
2016, Hardcover
Visible heritage: essays on the art and architecture of Greater Ladakh, ed. by Rob Linrothe and Heinrich Poll
2016, Hardcover

(16th conference of the international association for ladakh studies heidelberg 17-20 april, 2013) contents: 1. alchi tsatsapuri: notes on the history of an early monuments by andre alexander; 2. lost and gone forever: notes on the demolition of the 23 red temple of hunder by noor jahan chunka and gerald kozicz; 3. fortifications of ladakh: a brief chrono-typology by quentin de ...
Water design: environment and histories, ed. by Jutta Jain-Neubauer
2016, Hardcover

much can be learnt from india\'s rich systems of harvesting and distributing rainwater and groundwater through a variety of architecture, some of which are engineering and aesthetic marvels. these structures determined where cities would flourish as well as routes ancient caravans would take. they fed off and into migration networks, creating a holistic interconnection between ...
Imagining culture: essays in early modern history and literature, ed. by Jonathan Hart
2015, Paperback