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Rock Art Of The Vindhyas

Author : Ajay Pratap
ISBN : 178491245X
Genre : Art
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Rock paintings and petroglyphs are a record of human memories. No doubt, this function defines in essence all archaeological objects. Yet some objects such as tools, beyond their symbolic value, are clearly fashioned for their utility. How does rock art as an object fashioned by human hands then differ from tools? What utility does it have beyond its symbolic value? The Vindhyan corpus of rock paintings has provided us with a very valuable opportunity to be answering such questions.
Category: Art

South Asian Archaeology 2007

Author : Pierfrancesco Callieri
ISBN : 140730674X
Genre : History
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A large collection on the latest research from the European Association of South Asian Archaeology. Art and Iconography forms a prominent theme.
Category: History

Rock Art

Author : Ajit Kumar (Archaeologist)
ISBN : OCLC:914165087
Genre : Art, Prehistoric
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Category: Art, Prehistoric

Sinister Yogis

Author : David Gordon White
ISBN : 9780226895154
Genre : Religion
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Since the 1960s, yoga has become a billion-dollar industry in the West, attracting housewives and hipsters, New Agers and the old-aged. But our modern conception of yoga derives much from nineteenth-century European spirituality, and the true story of yoga’s origins in South Asia is far richer, stranger, and more entertaining than most of us realize. To uncover this history, David Gordon White focuses on yoga’s practitioners. Combing through millennia of South Asia’s vast and diverse literature, he discovers that yogis are usually portrayed as wonder-workers or sorcerers who use their dangerous supernatural abilities—which can include raising the dead, possession, and levitation—to acquire power, wealth, and sexual gratification. As White shows, even those yogis who aren’t downright villainous bear little resemblance to Western assumptions about them. At turns rollicking and sophisticated, Sinister Yogis tears down the image of yogis as detached, contemplative teachers, finally placing them in their proper context.
Category: Religion

Indian Archaeology In Retrospect

Author : S. Settar
ISBN : 8173043213
Genre : Archaeology
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The Indian Archaeology In Retrospect Attempts To Take Stock Of The Progress Made In The Field Of South Asian Archaeology, Especially During The Latter Half Of The Twentieth Century. Fifty -Nine Papers, Spread Over Four Volumes, Are Contributed By A Team Of Scholars, Well-Known In The Areas Of Their Specialization.
Category: Archaeology

Our National River Ganga

Author : Rashmi Sanghi
ISBN : 9783319005300
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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There is a plethora of information available on the river Ganga in the form of books, blogs, articles, websites, videos. Unfortunately, most of the information about this famous river is in a scattered form and reproduced from unverified sources. This contributed volume is the first multi-author volume publication on this subject. The River Ganga includes a vast array of topics written by several authors of distinction. Topics include; hydrology, tributaries, water uses, and environmental features such as river water quality, aquatic and terrestrial flora/fauna, natural resources, ecological characteristics, sensitive environmental components and more. Part I gives a basic introduction of the Ganga river. The existing data and available information from various sources has been compiled in a pictorial fashion in the form of cmaps. Its cultural importance with changing times is also discussed. Part II looks at the rich biodiversity of the Ganga Basin. It gives a detailed description of the major floral and faunal biodiversity with special emphasis on the national aquatic animal dolphin and Sunderbans, the largest mangrove wetland in the world. Part III examines ‘The Ganga Water as it flows’. It focuses on the water quality as well as its associated challenges. Part IV looks at the complexities of issues confronting the river ‘Ganga in changing times’ be it snowmelt runoff, river bank erosion hazards and hydropower assessments; how the factors of population, poverty and pollution contribute to the fate of the river. Part IV touches on economic aspects derived from the river such as business opportunities and tourism.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Early India

Author : Romila Thapar
ISBN : 0520242254
Genre : History
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"Romila Thapar is the most eminent Indian historian. This superb book is not only the basic history of how India came to be and an introduction to how the writing of history takes shape, but also, not the least, a deconstruction of the historical myth and inventions on which is based the present intolerant and exclusivist Hindu nationalism. It is essential reading today."--Eric Hobsbawm "One of the world's most eminent historians of India, Thapar gives us a thoroughly revised edition of her authoritative general history. This one contains the accumulated research of the last thirty years and includes richly textured accounts of life in ancient India. Like its predecessor, this is indispensable reading for anyone interested in India's long and complex history."--Thomas R. Metcalf, Professor of History and Sarah Kailath Professor of Indian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, and co-author of A Concise History of India "Incorporating newer findings, methods, and interpretations, this thorough and outstandingly written addition to the author's highly acclaimed History of India, Volume One manifests her long and distinguished service to the study of Indian history. Thapar's skillful analysis of how India's past has been interpreted not only brings greater clarity to the understanding of contemporary India, but also contributes usefully to a broader study of history and historiography."--Peter L. Schmitthenner, Associate Professor of History, Virginia Tech
Category: History

Forager Traders In South And Southeast Asia

Author : Kathleen D. Morrison
ISBN : 0521016363
Genre : History
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A unique re-assessment of forager-trader groups within the complex historical worlds of South and Southeast Asia.
Category: History

The Dawn Of Indian Civilization Up To C 600 B C

Author : Govind Chandra Pande
ISBN : UOM:39015053523380
Genre : History
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The First Volume Is A New Adventure In The Historiography Of Indian Civiliztion. It Avoids The Ethnic And West-Centred Bias Which Has Been A Legacy Of Colonial Historiography. It Seeks Strict Scientific Objectivity, Differing From All Hitherto Existing Volumes Of This Kind By Giving Due Attention To Science And Philosophy In The History Of Indian Civilization. The Contributions Are Based On The First-Hand And Critical Study Of The Original Sources By The Best Known Experts. While Meticulously Attending To Chronology And Hard Data, The Volume Also Seeks To Understand Scientific And Philosophical Concepts, Methods And Theories. It Seeks To Present The Symbolic World Of Art And Culture As Grounded In Moral Vision As Well As Social Reality. The Work Is Designed To Be Of Use To Scholars And Specially To Students And General Readers. The Volume Is Divided Into Six Sections: Historiography; Technology And Social Evolution; Proto-History; The Vedas, Vedic Society And Ideas; And Foundations And Beginnings Of Systematic Science.
Category: History