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A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion

The main portion of this work consists of mythology, but religion is bound up with mythology, and in many points the two are quite inseparable. Of history, in the true sense, Sanskrit possesses nothing, or next to nothing, but what little has been discovered here finds its place. The chief geographical names of the old writers also have received notice, and their localities and identifications are described so far as present knowledge extends.

Abhinavagupta’s Hermeneutics of the Absolute Anuttaraprakriya

This study by Bettina Baumer is important and welcome because it deals with what may well be considered as the very core-metaphysically and mystically-of Abhinavagupta's teaching, and of what he still can tell and teach us. Its importance is, of course and foremost, due to the fact that it deals with a work by Abhinavagupta who-as Bettina Baumer forcefully says in her introduction-is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable.

Aditya Hrdayam

The book presents the original Sanskrit mantras of the 'Aditya Hrdayam' along with their Roman translation and lucid English translation. The verses are accompanied by detailed annotations that describe every term, concept and idea with great clarity.

Advaita A Conceptual Analysis

The book does not just present Advaita as a system of metaphysical thought. It is essentially an off-beat effort seeking

Bull in Early Indian Art

The work deals with various aspects of the bull as reflected in India art and literature up to the sixth

Decolonizing Indian Studies

The present Indian academic self-understanding of its history and culture is largely Western in origin. This Western intellectual enterprise, however, went hand in hand with a Western political enterprise, i.e the colonzation of India. This raises the question : To what extent, if any, did the two developments influence each other ? It also raises another question : To what extent did West's cultural presuppositions influence its understanding of Indian civilization.

Dimensions of Panini Grammar

  • A comprehensive study of the different dimensions of this wonderful grammar enlarges and alters the conceptual horizons of young minds and of all those who care to be associated with the Indian grammatical systems. This book is a record of that adventure.

Eighty-Four Asanas in Yoga

Physical postures are the most important and often the only constituent of modern Yoga. Many practitioners believe that the postures derive from an ancient original set of eighty-four asanas. This book, for the first time, traces traditions of eighty-four postures by examining original materials, including drawings, descriptions in older Indic texts and modern publications which reflect contemporary traditions.

Elements of Indian Art

The book is a study of the fundamental principles of ancient Indian art and architecture, dealing with essentials of Hindu thinking and practice of art like the Hindu view of Godhead, iconography and iconometry, and symbols and symbolism in Hindu art. It undertakes a survey of Indian art and temple architecture from the 3rd century BCE through the mediaeval period.  It elaborately views the various terms and concepts associated with the field of art and iconography like mudras, asanas, pithas, explaining the nature of Buddhist and Jain deities as well as those of Hindu sects like Saivism, Vaisnavism and Saktism.

Exploring Medieval India Through Persian Sources

Exploring Medieval India through Persian Sources revisits medieval Indian history through eleven authoritative and resourceful papers presented in a national

Hindustani Music

The book makes complex musicological concepts accessible to non-academic readers, and contributes significantly to widening the understanding of contemporary trends in Hindustani music. Written by an author of impeccable credentials as a musician, researcher, and author, this book is a very significant addition to the body of authoritative writing on 20th century Hindustani music.

Hindustani Music and The Aesthetic Concept of Form

It is for the first time that this monograph examines the concept of form in Hindustani classical music. In this