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The Dussehra of Kulu: history and analysis of a cultural phenomenon

The Dussehra of Kulu: history and analysis of a cultural phenomenon

Goswamy, Karuna

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.

Essays on Indian folk life and culture with special reference to Bengal, ed. by Rajarshi Mahapatra et al

Essays on Indian folk life and culture with special reference to Bengal, ed. by Rajarshi Mahapatra et al

Maity, Pradyot Kumar

ISBN: 9789381209387, 9381209383

Collection of author's articles written during 1963-1996.

The essential Sudhir Kakar, preface by Ramin Jahanbegloo, intro. by Manasi Kumar

The essential Sudhir Kakar, preface by Ramin Jahanbegloo, intro. by Manasi Kumar


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.

Ethno-ornithology of Lepchas of Sikkim

Ethno-ornithology of Lepchas of Sikkim

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.

Eunuchs in politics or politics in eunuchs?

Eunuchs in politics or politics in eunuchs?

Khan, Ayub

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.

Exploring alterity in a globalized world, ed. by Christoph Wulf, In collaboration with Iris Clemens, et al.

Exploring alterity in a globalized world, ed. by Christoph Wulf, In collaboration with Iris Clemens, et al.


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.

Exploring the senses

Exploring the senses

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.

Fabric of life: textile arts in Bhutan - culture, tradition  and transformation

Fabric of life: textile arts in Bhutan - culture, tradition and transformation

Altmann, Karin

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...

Faith and social movements: religious reform in contemporary India

Faith and social movements: religious reform in contemporary India

Chakrabarti, Anindita

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.

Festivals of Kashmir

Festivals of Kashmir

Pandit, M Amin

ISBN: 9788183390491, 8183390498

Fieldwork in South Asia: memories, moments, and experience,  ed. by Sarit K Chaudhuri et al.

Fieldwork in South Asia: memories, moments, and experience, ed. by Sarit K Chaudhuri et al.


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.

Filing religion: state, Hinduism and court of law, ed. by Daniela Berti, Gilles Taarabout and Raphel Voix

Filing religion: state, Hinduism and court of law, ed. by Daniela Berti, Gilles Taarabout and Raphel Voix


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.

Folk life and culture of Odisha

Folk life and culture of Odisha

Sahu, Bhagabana

ISBN: 9788174791702, 8174791701

Folklore: new challenges, the proceedings of the International Folklore Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13-15 April 2013,chief ed: Shamsuzzaman Khan, ed. by Firoz Mahmud et al

Folklore: new challenges, the proceedings of the International Folklore Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13-15 April 2013,chief ed: Shamsuzzaman Khan, ed. by Firoz Mahmud et al


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. ;;

Fractured times: culture and society in the twentieth century

Fractured times: culture and society in the twentieth century

Hobsbawm, Eric

ISBN: 9781408704288, 1408704285

Freedom and beef steaks: colonial Calcutta culture

Freedom and beef steaks: colonial Calcutta culture

Chaudhuri, Rosinka

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.

Ganga to Mekong: a cultural voyage through textiles, foreword by Kapila Vatsyayan

Ganga to Mekong: a cultural voyage through textiles, foreword by Kapila Vatsyayan

Devare, Hema

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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