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1 Ahmedabad 600: Protraits of a City

Sharmila Sagara and Suchitra Sheth (eds)

Marg Publications, Mumbai, India, 2011, 8192110605 / 9788192110608, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 30.5 x 24.1 Cm 
Printed Pages: 2=152 with 100 illustrations. 037531

Price: 70.00 USD
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2 Ancient Indian Influence on Japanese Culture: A Comparative Study of Civilizations

Yoshihiro Kaburagi

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2012, 8121512301 / 9788121512305, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Since ancient times, Japan has assimilated various foreign cultures, particularly through Buddhism from India, which led to the formation of Japanese civilization. Then Japanese interests in ancient India have been mostly focused on Buddhism and its related architecture and fine arts. Yet the overall comparative study of the two civilizations has been rarely taken up in both the countries. However the recent closer relationship between the two countries attracts more attention to the history of their interchanges to depend mutual understandings. This book provides a timely contribution to the current matter of concern. It deals with ancient Indian influence on Japan synthetically both in moral and material cultures with Buddhist and non-Buddhist elements, for which the author intensively visited ancient sites and investigated archaeological arte facts both in the subcontinent and Japan. Further it searches for the characteristics of the two civilizations on peculiarity and commonness. Thus it is expected for ancient interchanges among civilizations to throw light on deepening international relations under present globalization in its real sense of universality. Printed Page: 405 with b/w illustrations. 037542

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3 Ancient Rome and India: Commercial and cultural contacts between the Roman world and India

Rosa Maria Cimino (Ed.)

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 812150676X / 9788121506762, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Since ancient times, the Western Mediterranean had trading contacts with the Oriental world, which were more intense than we could imagine. They took place along the caravan routes through Central Asia, and the maritime routes across the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. Ideas, new technologies, and different experiences of political and social life accompanied the commercial goods to be traded. The frequency and intensity of these exchanges justifiably allows us to consider the Oriental and Western countries as part of one continent, the Euro-Asiatic continent. India, because of its geographical position, played a privileged role in commercial trading and cultural exchanges between the East and the West. The exhibition proposes to bring to light the importance of such exchanges that developed in a particular way during the Roman era, when the Pax Augusta enabled the broadening of the markets, because of the ever growing request for spices and luxury products by the rich Roman middleclass. Amphorae, vases, commonly-used bronze objects, Mediterranean terracotta statuettes and cameos and above all Roman coins, found in abundance, testify to the frequency of trading exchanges. Indian texts speak about the colonies of yavanas, Westerners, along the coast. The archaeological discoveries and literary references well justify the presence of Western influences in Indian territory, even in the artistic field; witness to this is the school of Gandharan art, which developed in the North-West regions, and the production of statuettes of Western imitation found in Central-Southern India. Printed Page: 343. 038114

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4 Art, Myths and Visual Culture of South Asia (Warsaw Indological Studies: Vol. IV

Piotr Balcerowicz & Jerzy Malinowski (Eds)

Manohar, New Delhi, India, 2011, 8173049513 / 9788173049514, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 16 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 320. 037640

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5 Aspects of Indian History and Culture

Sudipa Ray Bandyopadhyay, Rita Chaudhuri & Dr. Mahua Chakrabarti (Eds)

Kaveri Books, New Delhi, India, 2012, 8174791345 / 9788174791344, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 19 x 25.5 Cm 
"This book is collection of twenty articles on various aspects of Indian history and culture contributed by mostly young teachers of different colleges and universities of West Bengal. These are the results of their scholarly researches in the field of their respective fields from the early period to the present day. The volume does not purport to present a comprehensive picture of Indian history; its primary objective is to bring together some notso-frequently discussed aspects of the subject." Printed Pages: 269 with colour illustrations. 037720

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6 Bilvapatra: Treasures Of Indian Art, Dr. N. P. Joshi Felicitation Volume

Prof. M. N. P. Tiwari and Prof. Kaml Giri (Eds.)

Research India Press, New Delhi, India, 2013, 8189131737 / 9788189131739, First Edition, Hardcover, Brand New, Brand New, 22.5 x 28.5 Cm 
Bilvapatra: The Treasures of Indian Art is a volume, which felicitates Dr. N. P. Joshi, the living legend in the field of Indological Studies, specially Indian Art and Iconography. Keeping in view the multi-faceted contributions of Dr. Joshi, the volume is designed as a garland containing probing research papers on various aspects. These are from eminent scholars of Indian Art and Iconography from India and abroad. The contributors like Gourishwar Bhattacharya, Gerd J. R. Mevissen, Peter Flugel, Doris M. Srinivasan from abroad and M. A. Dhaky, Rai Anand Krishna, R. C. Agrawal, Ratan Parimoo, Devangana Desai, Devendra Handa, P. K. Agrawal, Kirit Mankodi, Haripriya Rangarajan, R. D. Choudhury, G. B. Deglurkar, Shridhara Andhare, A. L. Srivastava, T. P. Verma, Y. K. Mishra, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Kumud Kanitkar, Susmita Pande, Anjan Chakraverty, Sitaram Dubey, A. K. Singh, Iravati, Jayalakshmi Yegnaswamy and others from India have contributed on potent and enigmatic areas of Indian Art and Iconography. Printed Pages: 324 with numerous illustrations. 037589

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7 Champaran (Bengal District Gazetteers)

L.S.S. O'Malley, I.C.S.

Logos Press, New Delhi, India, 2013, 817268228X / 9788172682286, Reprint, Hardcover, New, New, 16.5 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 191. 037872

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8 Cuttack (Bengal District Gazetteers)

L.S.S. O'Malley, I.C.S.

Logos Press, New Delhi, India, 2013, 8172682298 / 9788172682293, Reprint, Hardcover, New, New, 16.5 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 236. 037870

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9 Darbhanga (Bengal District Gazetteers)

L.S.S. O'Malley, I.C.S.

Logos Press, New Delhi, India, 2013, 8172682301 / 9788172682309, Reprint, Hardcover, New, New, 16.5 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 167. 037871

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10 Dining with the Maharajas: Thousand Years of Culinary Tradition

Neha Prasada & Ashima Narain (ed.)

Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2012, 8174368744 / 9788174368744, First Edition, Hard Cover with a Slipcase, New, New, 26.5 x 29.5 Ashima Narain 
The chefs of the Patiala royal household have more than 140 recipes for pulao in their repertoire. The Rampur royal family used to serve a minimum of 200 dishes at banquets given for visiting heads of state. The royal kitchen of Mahmudabad has in its collection a recipe for a dessert called Sahnak, which is originally attributed to Empress Nur Jehan. The Sailana royal family had skilled chefs who made puris, which when broken had a bird flying out of each of them. In the book, the royals share anecdotes about their and their ancestors’ signature styles of cooking, entertaining, and presentation of food. Dining with the Maharajas showcases the extraordinarily rich culinary traditions of the royal families of Hyderabad, Jammu and Kashmir, Jodhpur, Mahmudabad, Mysore, Patiala, Rampur, Sailana, Tripura, Udaipur and in the process presents the variety and distinctness of royal cuisines. It highlights their unwavering dedication to preserving their centuries-old food traditions and achieving perfection in cooking. The excellence in Indian cooking and the fine dining are most evident on the dining tables of the maharajas who have turned cooking into an art form. Much to the delight of food lovers the original royal recipes featured in the book and the accompanying kitchen copy unfold the exotic traditional creations from the royal kitchens. Some of these are secret recipes that have never been published before. About the Author Neha Prasada is an author and journalist based in New Delhi. She has reported for the Times of India,The India Today Group, and Network 18. She has written extensively on health, politics, governance, environment, and social issues. She is a contributing editor to the Architectural Digest magazine. Neha has also worked as a media consultant on diverse projects which include a political campaign. She assisted in setting up the museum shop at the National Museum, New Delhi. With a keen interest in food and world cuisine, she is a closet chef and this is her debut book. Printed Pages: 324 with numerous colour illustrations. 037629

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11 Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Matthew R. Sayers

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2013, 0199896437 / 9780199896431, First Edition, Paperback, New, 15.5 x 23.5 Cm 
Feeding the Dead outlines the early history of ancestor worship in South Asia, from the earliest sources available, the Vedas, up to the descriptions found in the Dharmshastra tradition. Most prior works on ancestor worship have done little to address the question of how shraddha, the paradigmatic ritual of ancestor worship up to the present day, came to be. Matthew R. Sayers argues that the development of shraddha is central to understanding the shift from Vedic to Classical Hindu modes of religious behavior. Central to this transition is the discursive construction of the role of the religious expert in mediating between the divine and the human actor. Both Hindu and Buddhist traditions draw upon popular religious practices to construct a new tradition. Sayers argues that the definition of a religious expert that informs religiosity in the Common Era is grounded in the redefinition of ancestral rites in the Grhyasutras. Beyond making more clear the much misunderstood history of ancestor worship in India, this book addressing the serious question about how and why religion in India changed so radically in the last half of the first millennium BCE. The redefinition of the role of religious expert is hugely significant for understanding that change. This book ties together the oldest ritual texts with the customs of ancestor worship that underlie and inform medieval and contemporary practice. Printed Pages: 187. 038004

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12 Frog Hymns and Rain Babies: Monsson Culture and the Art of Ancient South Asia

Gautama V. Vajracharya

Marg Publications, Mumbai, India, 2013, 8192110648 / 9788192110646, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 25 x 31 Cm 
Every year, the eagerly awaited monsoon brings to an abrupt end the harsh summer in the Indian subcontinent. The meteorological events that culminate in this season of life giving rain have naturally influenced the culture and literature of this region throughout history. Gautama Vajracharya painstakingly examines and brings to light the aspects of ancient Indian art and literature directly influenced by the monsoon, including the ceiling paintings at Ajanta and unusual Newari baby shower festivals. Frog Hymns and Rain Babies is a unique contribution to Indian art history, with new information and an original approach to the depth of the monsoon's influence on the subcontinent. It is extensively illustrated to ensure that the true visual imagery of the author's textual imagination reaches the reader. Printed Pages: 212 with numerous illustrations. 037918

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13 Harappan Pottery: Traditions in Haryana

Jagpal Mann

Research India Press, New Delhi, India, 2013, 8189131680 / 9788189131685, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 14.5 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 206. 037967

Price: 18.75 USD
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14 History of India 1600-1800: Selected Essays (Debates in Indian History Series)

Nirmal Kumar (ed.)

Research India Press, New Delhi, India, 2014, 8189131877 / 9788189131876, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 14.5 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 523. 037962

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15 Indian Society: The Regional Contours: Essays in Honour of Professor S.R. Goyal

Shankar Goyal(ed.)

Kusumanjali Book World, Jodhpur, India, 2013, First Edition, Hard Cover, Brand New, Brand New, 14.5 x 22.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 181. 037825

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16 Investigating Indian Society: Essays in Honour of Professor S.R. Goyal

Shankar Goyal(ed.)

Kusumanjali Book World, Jodhpur, India, 2013, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 x 22.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 258. 037874

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17 Jaipur: Gem of India

Dk Taknet

Indian Institute Of Marwari Entrepreneurship, First Edition, Hardcover, Brand New, Brand New, 25 x 33.5 Cm 

Price: 225.00 USD
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18 Kanara: A Land Apart: The Artistic Heritage of Coastal Karnataka

George Michell (ed.)

Marg Publications, Mumbai, India, 2013, 819211063X / 9788192110639, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 25 Cm x 30.5cm Claire Arni (Photographs) 
Printed Pages: 124 with nemerous illustrations. 037619

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19 Light of Asia(Revised and Expanded Edition): Indian Silent Cinema 1912-1934

Suresh Chabria(ed.)

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2013, 9789383098026, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
Light of Asia: Indian Silent Cinema, 1912- 1934 in its new avatar celebrates the centenary of Indian cinema and the release of Dadasaheb Phalkes Raja Harishchandra in1913. It provides a close-up view of the nascent days of Indian filmmaking and the first steps that led to the crest where the Indian movie industry rests today. Extensively researched and updated data, archival records, new essays by celebrated film historians and commentators, crisp reproductions of silent film stills, photos of emerging movie moghuls, journal covers, colour posters of films and quaint publicity material of the timesunearthed and restored by the National Film Archive of Indialend that unique,extra edge to this story of intellectual pursuit coupled with romantic vision.Along this journey of discovery, invention, technological wizardry and imagination, Indian silent cinema transformed myth and illusion into reality with magical ease for its viewers, involving the subtle interplay of light and shade, black and white, romance and betrayal, fact and fantasy.This book is a tribute to the Indian silent film eracradle to the century-old exciting, pulsating and burgeoning Indian silver screen world of the 21st century. Printed Pages: 340. 038002

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20 Living Rock: Buddhist, Hindu and Jain Cave Temples in the Western Deccan(Vol. 64 No. 4)

Pia Brancaccio(ed.)

Marg Publications, Mumbai, India, 2013, 8192110672 / 9788192110677, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 25 x 31 Cm 
Living Rock offers new perspectives into the fascinating world of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave sites in the western Deccan. From the 2nd century BCE to the 10th century CE, rock cut temples and monasteries appeared at various sites in the subcontinent - most notably across the western Deccan. Carved on the edge of the basaltic plateau, the cave sites were strategically placed near ancient trade routes and fertile land, showcasing architectural spaces designed for a variety of worship practices and monastic uses. With a wealth of material evidence, Living Rock presents elected case studies that explore fresh avenues of investigation. Contributions by archaeologists, art historians, historians and scholars of religion trace the cultural and religious phenomena associated with the development of these sites. Some proposed investigative models suggest new relationships between literary and visual evidence; others connect cave centres to religious and artistic contexts located outside the western Deccan, placing the rock-cut monuments in a wider cultural landscape. Printed Pages: 140 with numerous illustrations. 037919

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21 Making Faces: Self and Image Creation in a Himalayan Valley

Alka Hingorani

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2013, 9789383098019, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 21 x 24 Cm 
Printed Pages: 160 038000

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22 Mapping the Bodhicaryavatara: Essays on Mahayana Ethics

Pabitrakumar Roy

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India, 2012, 8179860868 / 9788179860861, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 14.5 x 22.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 352. 037845

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23 Marriage Customs and Modes of Courtship of the World

Theophilus Moore

Logos Press, New Delhi, India, 2013, 817268231X / 9788172682316, Reprint, Hardcover, New, New, 14.5 x 22.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 364. 037867

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24 Media, Gender and Popular Culture in India

Sanjukta Dasgupta, Dipankar Sinha and Sudeshna Chakravarti

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2012, 8132107292 / 9788132107293, First Edition, Hardback, New, New, 
Printed pages: 232. 036832

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25 Negotiating Adolescence in Rural Bangladesh: A Journey Through School, Love and Marriage

Nicoletta Del Franco

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2013, 9789381017173, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Throughout South Asia, young men and women are pursuing new educational opportunities and getting married at older ages. These changes, Nicoletta del Franco contends, have cleared new paths toward adulthood—ways of passage whose complex implications have not been fully explored. In Negotiating Adolescence in Rural Bangladesh, she fills this gap, documenting the realities of daily existence for young people as they navigate their lives amid the profound socioeconomic tumult of southwestern Bangladesh. Del Franco focuses on three main areas of these adolescents’ lives: college and student existence; same-sex and opposite-sex friendships and relationships; and the issues surrounding marriage and the choice of a husband or wife. In the process, she sheds new light on issues that affect adolescents not only in Bangladesh but also across South Asia. One of the first books to address what it means to be young in today’s Bangladesh, this volume will appeal to students and scholars of Asian studies, gender studies, and sociology. Printed Pages: 280. 037721

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26 Privileging Women Agency in History: Work, Worship, Leisure and Pleasure

I. Lakshmi and A. Satyanarayana

Research India Press, New Delhi, India, 2012, 8189131613 / 9788189131616, First Edition, Hardcover, Brand New, Brand New, 15 x 22 Cm 
This book is the collection of articles presented at a National Seminar on “Privileging Women Agency in History: Work, Worship, Leisure and Pleasure” held in Osmania University, Hyderabad in 2008. The attempt here is not being judgemental about women. This book attempts to bring into focus how women were making their own spaces and carving their roles in taking the society forward. It narrates their struggles to make their lives meaningful. Their valuable contribution to intellectual world through writings on spiritual and sensual subjects are challenging. Portraits of women in public affairs bring out how women exercised their power successfully. Their active role in production activity speaks about their energy making their presence felt in otherwise patriarchal society. This book deals with several issues pertaining to women like how they viewed their 'being ' and 'doing '. Printed Pages: 259. 037584

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27 Radha: From Gopi to Goddess

Harsha V. Dehejia

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2014, 9789383098064, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 22 x 30 Cm 
In tracing the evolution of Radha from that of a gopi to a goddess one traverses not only a span of several centuries, but travels through cultural divides, political dynasties and philosophical debates. She occupies a space which moves from the aesthetics of shringara rasa to the theology of shringara bhakti, from the madhurya of Pushtimarg Vaishnavism to the prema of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, taking in its stride the philosophies of Advaita and Dvaita, the traditions of Shakti and Shakta, she takes us from the devotional poetry of Bhaktikal to the courtly poetry of Ritikal and even beyond to the modern poetry of Adhunikkal. Radha is both kamini and ramani, desirable and beautiful and through her persona we understand the role of kama or desire in the workings of the human mind and especially in the aesthetics of shringara, she is both a gopi and a nayika and through her we feel the presence of Krishna in Vrindavana and the opulence of the Vaishnava Rajput courts, she is a devi in the temples of the Gaudiyas and through her we are able to worship Krishna, and finally she is even a kalankini or the defiled one and through her we are privy to the folk literature of Bengal and modern middle class psychology of the bhadralok. Radha: From Gopi to Goddess portrays in poetry and painting, dance and drama, sculpture and icon, songs and stories how Radha occupies a special place in sociology and psychology, aesthetics and theology. Printed Pages: 260 with numerous colour illustrations. 037995

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28 Re-scribing Tradition: Modernisation of South Indian Dance Drama

Guru Rao Bapat

Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Association Anthropological Survey of India, Shimla, India, 2012, 8179860930 / 9788179860939, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 18.5 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 154. 037859

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29 Redeeming Calcutta: A Portrait of India's Imperial Capital

Steve Raymer, Foreword By Dipesh Chakrabarty

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2012, 0198082185 / 9780198082187, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 29 x 28.5 Cm 
Redeeming Calcutta: A Portrait of India's Imperial Capital takes a fresh look at one of Asia's great cities, a metropolis of hope and decay that was once the Second City of the British Empire after London. In this storied colonial metropolis, National Geographic photographer and educator Steve Raymer discovers a city of high culture, leftist politics, and ambitions to reclaim its past grandeur. With around 200 photographs, including historic black-and-white images, the book takes us through the streets, ghats, and corridors of Calcutta to capture the imperial/historical city, the city in motion, commerce and business, the practice of faith, the country's cultural hub, and politics. Raymer's compelling photographs, coupled with a timely and detailed text, paint an inclusive and nuanced portrait of Calcutta, a city long neglected by Western journalists except for its poverty and sorrow. The volume also includes a Foreword by acclaimed historian, Dipesh Chakrabarty. Printed Pages: 208 with numerous colour illustrations. 037712

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30 Sayajirao of Baroda: The Prince and the Man

Fatesinghrao Gaekwad

Popular Prakashan, Mumbai, India, 2012, 8171540996 / 9788171540990, Third Reprint, Hardcover, New, New, 14.5 x 22.5 Cm 
Sayajirao III, at the young age of thirteen, became the Mahraja of baroda and thus stepped into an inheritance of fabulous wealth and power. The boy from a peasant upbringing, whom the British had assiduously brought up to play the role of an obedient Prince, instead, showed himself to be doggedly independent. An enlightened Head of State, he made the welfare of his people his foremost concern at a time when such concepts were new, even in the western world. He introduced reform after reform-political, social, administrative and educational-such as were not seen in other parts of India till well after Independence. Printed Pages: 397. 037832

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31 Settlement Pattern Urban Growth and Craft Technology in North India: An Archaeological Perspective

Santosh Kumar Singh

Research India Press, New Delhi, India, 2012, 8189131621 / 9788189131623, First Edition, Hardcover, Brand New, Brand New, 22.5 x 29 Cm 
In the present monograph an attempt has been made to discuss the factors that contributed for an understanding of the development of settlement patterns from rural to urban form in North India. This monograph is the outcome of Dr. Singh 's researches has during the last one decade, which represent papers published in research Journals and other academic volumes. In addition, the papers have been added with fresh information revealed from the newly excavated sites such as Pakkakot, Imilidih Khurd, Agiabir, Lahuradeva, Tokwa, Jhusi and others. He has also been an active participant in some of the excavations. This monograph is an important research work specially represents for those working in the field of South Asian Archaeology. Printed Pages: 225. 037588

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32 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: From Rebelto Founding Father

Syed Badrual Ahsan

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2014, 9789383098101, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
Printed Pages: 308. 038001

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33 Shifting Sands: Kutch: Textiles, Traditons, Transformation

Archana Shah

BANDHEJ Books, Ahmedabad, India, 2013, 9789350876251, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23.5 x 30 Cm 
Printed Pages: 262 with numerous illustrations. 037991

Price: 98.75 USD
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34 Social and Cultural Depictions of India: C1700-1850 (The Memsahibs' Narrations)

Shalini Awasthi

Swati Publications/Agam Kala Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 2013, 9789381843048, Reprint, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 22.5 Cm 
European scholars and statesmen writing on India have been studied from a wide variety of perspectives; a similar attention has eluded the writings by contemporary women authors. It is a well documented fact that many English women came to India during the colonial period and have left interesting accounts of their residence on the sub-continent. The present work Social and Cultural Depictions of India-1700 to 1850 (The Memsahibs’ Narrations) relies on writings of these women as invaluable sources in the understanding of the private/domains; of narrations replete with rich descriptive details of the everyday lives of the women in the family/household; their views on gender issues; etc. as these women attempted to establish a microcosm of the family and environment corresponding back home on the distant and alien soil of India. Printed Pages: 272. 037646

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35 South India Under The Cholas

Y. Subbarayalu

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2013, 0198077351 / 9780198077350, Second Impression, Hardcover, New, New, 14.5 x 22.5 Cm 
This book explores different aspects of state-society interactions in medieval south India under the reign of the Cholas. Divided into two parts-Epigraphy and History, and State and Society-the first provides an in-depth analysis of Tamil epigraphy and inscriptions. While interpreting inscriptional terminology, it discusses the socio-economic milieu, merchant guilds, and other sociological aspects. The next section traces the evolution of the medieval state, economy, and society. It discusses land surveys, Chola revenue system and sale deeds, and property rights. The author examines, in detail, the emergence of new organizations like Urar, Nattar, and Periyanattar, and maritime trade guilds, and social classes like landholders, cultivators, slaves, and the left and right hand divisions. The introduction contextualizes these essays in current research scenario and historiography and also provides a brief overview of the evolution of the Chola state and society. This book will be of considerable interest to scholars, teachers, and students of medieval history, particularly those interested in south India, Cholas, and early medieval India. Printed Pages: 274. 038049

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36 Studies in Indian History: Festschrift to Prof. Adapa Satyanarayana

K. Arjun Rao (ed.)

Research India Press, New Delhi, India, 2013, 8189131664 / 9788189131661, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 14.5 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 428. 037966

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37 Studies in Prehistoryand Ethnoarchaeology of South Asia ( in Honour of V. N. Misra)

A. K. KAnungo (ed.)

Research India Press, New Delhi, India, 2012, 8189131575 / 9788189131579, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 22.5 x 29 Cm 
This book is different from the normal Felicitation volumes which often, at least in India, consist of indiscriminately collected articles. Instead, this volume has the gist of twenty-two updated Ph.D theses out of the twenty-five completed under the guidance of Prof. v.N. Misra, former Director of Daccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute. The area covered comprises India, Bangladesh and Nepal, and the subjects covered are Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolothic, Chalcolithic, rock art, Harappan Civilization, Historical archaeology, bronzes, ceramics, zooarchaeology and ethnoarchaeology. A volume of this kind is useful to all students of archaeology. It makes available to them the kind of research that has been carried out at the world famous Institute of Archaeology 'Deccan College '. It will serve as a guide for writing high quality thesis on various themes of archaeology. The book contains the nodal work of some of the most established scholars (Md. Shafiqul Alam, Shahida Ansari, Jacob S. Jaya Raj, Jeewan s. Kharawal, Kumar Akhilesh, Mala Malla, Yashodhar Mathpal, Anup Mishra, Shaik Abdul Munaf, Siba Charan Nanda, Simadri B. Ota, Tama Panda Roy, Shah S. Mostafizur Rahman, D.R. Raju, V. Rami Reddy, P.K. Thomas and Balaram Tripathy) in this field in South Asia in one place. Besides the 22 theses there are three papers related to Prof. V.N. Misra which are of equally high academic quality. The first one, by the editor gives a biographical account of Prof. Misra as an archaeological and human being. The second P.P. Joglekar is an annotated bibliography Prof. Misra 's major research articles. The third is a critical evaluation of Prof. Misra 's position in the South Asian Archaeological context by K.K. Basa. Printed Pages: 486 with numerous b/w illustrations. 037643

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38 Textile Designs: 200 Years of Patterns for Printed Fabrics Arranged by Motif, Colour, Period and Design (1823 Illustrations in Colour)

Joost Elffers & Susan Meller

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 2002, 0500283656 / 9780500283653, First Edition, Paperback, Brand New, 23 x 30 Cm 
A key reference for all textile designers, this is a survey of the colourful patterned fabrics used for clothing and interior decoration over the past 200 years. There are five sections: floral; geometric; conversational; ethnic; and art movements and period styles. Printed Pages: 464 with numerous b/w and colour illustrations. 037828

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39 Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement

Linda Parry

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 2005, 0500285365 / 9780500285367, First Edition, Paperback, Brand New, 22 x 25.5 Cm 
In a delightful and thorough investigation, Linda Parry recalls the artistic genesis and glory of the Arts and Crafts movement's fabricmakers and their work. The author outlines the history of late- 19th-century England's textile industry, and shares her understanding of the atmosphere that gave rise to the Arts and Crafts Society. Printed Pages: 160 with numerous b/w and colour illustrations. 037585

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40 The Artistry Handwork

Jaya Jaitly

Niyogi Books, New Delhi, India, 2014, 9789383098187, First Edition, Paperback, New, 14 x 18 Cm 
This book is dedicated to artisans, for whom handwork is worship, creative expression and earnings. It is a collection of random images that give viewers joy at the sight of the simple beauty of hand work. Jaya Jaitly is the Founder-President of the Dastkari Haat Samiti, a nationwide association of craftspeople. She is responsible for the creation of Dilli Haat. Printed Pages: 130. 038003

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41 The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture

Vasudha Dalmia and Rashmi Sadana(eds.)

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2012, 1107641039 / 9781107641037, First South Asian Edition, Paperback, New, 15.5 x 23 Cm 
India is changing at a rapid pace as it continues to move from its colonial past to its globalised future. This Companion offers a framework for understanding that change, and how modern cultural forms have emerged out of very different histories and traditions. The book provides accounts of literature, theatre, film, modern and popular art, music, television and food; it also explores in detail social divisions, customs, communications and daily life. In a series of engaging, erudite and occasionally moving essays the contributors, drawn from a variety of disciplines, examine not merely what constitutes modern Indian culture, but just how wide-ranging are the cultures that persist in the regions of India. This volume will help the reader understand the continuities and fissures within Indian culture and some of the conflicts arising from them. Throughout, what comes to the fore is the extraordinary richness and diversity of modern Indian culture. Contents Chronology Introduction Rashmi Sadana and Vasudha Dalmia Part I. Cultural Contexts: 1. Scenes of rural change Ann Grodzins Gold 2. The formation of tribal identities Stuart Blackburn 3. Food and agriculture Amita Baviskar 4. Urban forms of religious practice Smriti Srinivas 5. The politics of caste identities Christophe Jaffrelot Part II. Cultural Forms: 6. History and representation in the Bengali novel Supriya Chaudhuri 7. Writing in English Rashmi Sadana 8. Dalit life histories Debjani Ganguly 9. Three traditions in modernist art Sonal Khullar 10. Mass reproduction and the art of the bazaar Kajri Jain 11. Urban theatre and the turn towards 'folk' Vasudha Dalmia 12. Aesthetics and politics in popular cinema Ravi S. Vasudevan 13. Musical genres and national identity Amanda Weidman 14. Voyeurism and the family on television Amrita Ibrahim Further reading Index. Printed Pages: 301. 037906

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42 The Ethics of Marriage

H.S. Pomeroy

Logos Press, New Delhi, India, 2013, 8172682328 / 9788172682323, Reprint, Hardcover, New, New, 14.5 x 22.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 197. 037868

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43 The Ravenous Hyenas and the Wounded Sun: Myth and Ritual in Ancient India

Stephanie W. Jamison

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2013, 8121512476 / 9788121512473, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Vedic Sanskrit literature contains a wealth of material concerning the mythology and religious practices of India between 1500 and 500 BCE-a crucial period in the formation of traditional Indian culture. Stephanie W. Jamison here addresses the conditions that have limited our understanding of Vedic myth and ritual, such as the profusion and obscurity of the texts and the tendency on the part of scholars to approach mythology and ritual independently. Tracing two key myths through a variety of texts, Jamison provides insight into the relationship between early Indic myth and ritual as well as offering a new methodology for their study. After a brief survey of Vedic literature and religion, Jamison examines the recurrences of the myths "Indra fed the Yatis to the hyenas" and "Svarbhanu pierced the sun with darkness." Focusing on their verbal from and ritual setting, she essays a general interpretation of the myths and their ritual purpose. Her book sheds light on some central figures in Vedic mythology and on the evolution of Vedic mythological narrative, and it points to parallels in other cultures as well. Printed Page: 354. 037697

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44 The Story of Asia's Elephants

Raman Sukumar

Marg Publications, Mumbai, India, 2011, 9789380581101, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 28 x 21.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 372 with 260 illustrations. 037532

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45 Traditional Bridal Sarees of India

Promilla Shankar

TBI Publishers & Distributors, 2012, 9789351045953, First Edition, Hardcover, Brand New, Brand New, 35 x 25 Cm 
The book gives a comprehensive account of all the major weaving traditions in India from Assam in the north to Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the south. The book is an extremely useful guide for young girls and women when they want to select a saree. It very often happens that a person likes a particular saree but is unable to identify what type it is. This book will thus help them to identify different kinds of sarees being woven in India and also from where to source them. Perfect guide for young Girls and Women. Printed Pages: 107. 037813

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46 Transforming Tradition: Cultural Essays in Honour of Mukund Lath

Monika Horstmann(ed.)

Prakrit Bharati Academy/Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 2013, 9789381571200, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 16 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 136. 037839

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47 Welding the Plural Society of India: The Nanda-Maurya Experiment

Meghna Goyal

Kusumanjali Book World, Jodhpur, India, 2013, First Edition, Paperback, Brand New, 14 x 21 Cm 
Printed Pages: 181. 037827

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48 Where Mortals and Mountain Gods Meet: Society and Culture in Himachal Pradesh

Laxman S. Thakur (ed.)

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India, 2002, 81-7986-000-0 / 9788179860007, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 409. 002192

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