ISBN: 9788173055232, 8173055238
The Dussehra of Kulu has few parallels, not only as a religions `festival' or a colourful annual `fair', but also as a cultural phenomenon. For more than three hundred and fifty years, the festival has gone on being held, year after year, and participated in by hundreds of thousands.
Maity, Pradyot Kumar
ISBN: 9789381209387, 9381209383
Collection of author's articles written during 1963-1996.
ISBN: 9780198072454, 0198072457
Kakar's corpus of academic work is widely reocgnized for its nuanced study of the post-Independence renaissance of the Indian mind. The fifteen essays included in this volume celebrate three streams of knowledge--psychoanalysis, culture and religion--and their confluence in Kakar's work.
Jha, Vanya et al
ISBN: 9789350181577, 9350181576
An in-depth study of ethno-ornithological traditions of the Lepchas-an aboriginal group of people of North-East India.
ISBN: 9788132113850, 8132113853
ISBN: 9789351251637, 9351251632
The book presents a factual account of the extent, nature, causes and consequences of the political overtones of the subordinated and marginalized eunuch community and their efforts to occupy a lofty and honourable position in society.
ISBN: 9781138668638, 113866863X
This volume develops a unique framework to understand India through indigenous and European perspectives and examines how it copes with the larger challenges of a globalized world.
ISBN: 9788183249256, 8183249256
Michaels, Axel et al. (ed.)
ISBN: 9780415711067, 0415711061
... & Performativity).;This fascinating volume offers a transdisciplinary and transcultural approach to understanding the senses by exploring themes in anthropologies of sound, sight, smell, taste, touch and movement as expressed through aesthetic, perceptual, religious, and spiritual experiences.
ISBN: 9783110437959, 3110437953
Bhutan, the last remaining Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom, has been able to preserve a remarkable textile art which is woven into all aspects of life and represents the merging of art and spirituality. Bhutanese textiles reflect the changing fashions of Bhutanese society and its external influences and, family, they tell the story of a country that is seeking to establish a sensitive balance betwee...
ISBN: 9781107166622, 1107166624
Divided into two parts, this book dwells on (i) Svadhyaya - a Hindu reform movement and (ii) Tablighi Jamaat - an Islamic reform movement.
Pandit, M Amin
ISBN: 9788183390491, 8183390498
ISBN: 9788132117421, 8132117425
The book is a valuable attempt to listen and learn from the memories and significant moments of fieldwork done by anthropologists, sociologists, and even historians from South Asia.
ISBN: 9780199463794, 0199463794
The book explores how the courts are redefining Hinduism as they are often asked to decide on the rights linked to religious categories and practices, and as a result how it contributes to shaping contemporary Hinduism.
ISBN: 9788174791702, 8174791701
ISBN: 9789840753802, 9840753800
The book contains papers presented at the seminar, which deliberated on a number of issues related to the folkloric tradition in Bangladesh, its various forms and expressions, its treatment of the gender, the problems and possibilities of Folklore Museums and Archives, the impact of globalisation on folklore, and sufism as perceived from the viewpoint of folklore. ;;
ISBN: 9781408704288, 1408704285
ISBN: 9788125047643, 8125047646
This work explores path-breaking debates to do with the literary, with identity, and with cultural authenticity in nineteenth-century Calcutta-debates arising from the flux of creative and critical work in that period.
ISBN: 9789350981085, 9350981084
Textiles have been the binding factor in the cultural history of India and Southeast Asia from times immemorial. As the foremost currency they were carried by the traders from the banks of river Ganga to the fertile areas around the river Mekong and to the rich spice islands of Suvarnadwipa, Indonesia. Over the centuries, these textiles turned into vehicles of culture that built the foundation ...
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