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Re-scribing Tradition: Modernisation of South Indian Dance Drama

By: Guru Rao Bapat

Price: $14.87

Publisher: Shimla, India, Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Association Anthropological Survey of India: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037859

ISBN: 8179860930

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 154. View more info

The Ethics of Marriage

By: H.S. Pomeroy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Logos Press: 2013

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 037868

ISBN: 8172682328

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 197. View more info

Radha: From Gopi to Goddess

By: Harsha V. Dehejia

Price: $74.87

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Niyogi Books: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037995

ISBN: 9789383098064

Condition: New


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 ... View more info

Traditional Martial Practices in Odisha

By: Ileana Citaristi

Price: $24.87

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Shubhi Publications: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037900

ISBN: 8182901359

Condition: New


The book by the celebrity danseuse Padmasree, Ileana Citaristi vividly captures the martial arts of Odisha, specially the Paik dance of a bygone era, when Paiks (derived from padatik) infantry foot soldiers of the then kalinga (the ancient name of Odisha) kept themselves in war-readliness by rigorously practicing the armed and unarmed combat styles. The book is all about such forgotten stories of valor, the skills developed with of without the swords and spears, all for the sake of protecting the motherland, the highest form of dedication and sacrifice, which is faithfully portrayed by the dan... View more info

Nature Worship in India

By: M.L. Varadpande

Price: $24.87

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Shubhi Publications: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037901

ISBN: 818290112X

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 151 with numerous illustrations. View more info

Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

By: Matthew R. Sayers

Price: $44.28

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038004

ISBN: 0199896437

Condition: New


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 religio... View more info

Transforming Tradition: Cultural Essays in Honour of Mukund Lath

By: Monika Horstmann(ed.)

Price: $12.37

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Prakrit Bharati Academy/Aditya Prakashan: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037839

ISBN: 9789381571200

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 136. View more info

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

By: Nicoletta Del Franco

Price: $14.87

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037721

ISBN: 9789381017173

Condition: New


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 s... View more info

Redeeming Calcutta: A Portrait of India's Imperial Capital

By: Steve Raymer, Foreword By Dipesh Chakrabarty

Price: $91.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037712

ISBN: 0198082185

Condition: New


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 motio... View more info

Marriage Customs and Modes of Courtship of the World

By: Theophilus Moore

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Logos Press: 2013

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 037867

ISBN: 817268231X

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 364. View more info

Master of Arts: A Life in Dance

By: Tulsi Badrinath

Price: $14.97

Publisher: Gurgaon, India, Hachette India: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037809

ISBN: 9789350095843

Condition: New


Male dancers provoke extreme reactions Who wants to watch hairy sweaty men dance half-naked? or Oh, they are so effeminate. Must be gay! or They would not find a job anywhere, thats why they have come to this field. The author, who learnt dance at a very young age, could never reconcile this prejudice with the dignified image of her handsome guru Dhananjayan, recognized as a manly and powerful Bharatanatyam dancer. Curious about the boys from low-income families who followed their heart and dedicated themselves to dance, in a field where money and fame are not always guaranteed, the author pre... View more info

South India Under The Cholas

By: Y. Subbarayalu

Price: $16.87

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2013

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 038049

ISBN: 0198077351

Condition: New


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... View more info