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AJANTA: Handbook of the Paintings (Set of 3 vols.)
Rs.4,000.00

Prof. Dieter Schlingloff is one of the leading experts on the paintings of Ajanta. He has been engaged with the task of identifying the subject matter of the Ajanta Paintings in rich detail—a pre-requisite for further research. His steadfast research for last...

An Encyclopaedia of Hindu Deities, Demi-Gods, Godlings, Demons and Heroes (3 Vols. set)
Rs.11,000.00

The Hindu pantheon is a bewildering profusion: a mix of deities, demons, and heroes, which perplexes not only the neophytes, but even the best of scholarly minds. Yet, despite the multitude of it...

Ardhanarisvara in Art and Literature
Rs.1,800.00

The scholarly work throws light on the artistic, aesthetic, literary and philosophical aspects of the Ardhanarishvara form of Shiva -- the form which is a divine expression of the amalgamation of th...

Buddhist Iconography in the Butsu-zo-zui of Hidenobu
Rs.1,100.00

The volume presents the Buddhist iconography of Japan as depicted in the Butsuzozui, a collection of iconographic sketches of various Buddhas that falls under the genre of Zuzo...

Bull in Early Indian Art
Rs.850.00

The work deals with various aspects of the bull as reflected in Indian art and literature up to the sixth century ad. Perhaps the first effort to showcase the representation of the bull in ancien...

Cultural Interface of India with Asia
Rs.3,500.00

The reality of the Indian presence in Asian cultures is undeniable. Recent scholarship in the field of Asian cultural studies has laid much stress on the essential oneness of the substratum that defines what may be termed as an...

Early Sculptural Art in the Indian Coastlands
Rs.1,200.00

Scholars of early Indian art traditions have mostly viewed the coastlands as being marginal to the cultural efflorescences that happened in the interiors of the subcontinent. The classical schools of Indian sculptural art which blossomed at Ma...

Elements of Indian Art
Rs.850.00

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...

Elements of Indian Art
Rs.400.00

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...

Feminine Beauty in Indian Art and Literature
Rs.750.00

The book is a study of Indian art representing devotion, love, human moods and sentiments, especially in its depiction of female sculptures on ancient temples. It begins with a discussion on Indian art as synthesis of the subli...

Fudo Myo-O
Rs.1,600.00

Shingon Buddhism -- esoteric Buddhism brought to Japan from China during the early ninth century -- inspired a new spiritual energy that found expression in varied forms, especially in art and iconography. A radical change occu...

Gods, Men and Women
Rs.5,500.00

The book is an exploration of ancient Indian art from the perspective of gender. It focuses on the period from 181 BCE to CE 320 — a period of great turmoil in the politico-economic, socio-cultural and religious spheres that gave rise to contesting ideologies...

HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE ASOKAN EDICTS
Rs.1,500.00

This book discusses the geographical implications of the locations of the Asokan edicts and is based on field-studies of many of these locations. The Asokan studies have largely been based, since their inception, on the issues of language, script and grammar, and o...

Indian Art Treasures
Rs.3,500.00

JNANA-PRAVAHA

Jnana-Pravaha, the Centre for Cultural Studies & Research at Varanasi represents the vision of its founders, Bimla Poddar an...

Kalamukha Temples of Karnataka
Rs.3,000.00

The Kalamukha temples in Karnataka are associated with the Lakulashaiva movement especially the beliefs and practices of the Kalamukha Shaivites and the jakkanacari style of temples in Karnataka. This volume is a study of two of the best examp...

Konarka
Rs.995.00

One of the greatest treasures of Indian Temple architecture and on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites, The Sun Temple of Konarka on the East coast of Orissa stands as a witness to the cult o...

Life of Buddha in Indian Sculptures (Asta-Maha-Pratiharya)
Rs.2,250.00

The life of the Buddha has been a great source of perennial inspiration to scholars, artists and poets since the early times. Many events from the life of the Buddha have inspi...

Saptamatrka Worship and Sculptures
Rs.1,500.00

The worship of Saptamatrika; the seven Mother Goddesses (or the seven Saktis, the divine feminine powers), is over a millennia and half old, pan-Indian phenomenon. And, over the centuries, the Matrika conce...

SCULPTURE MASTERPIECES FROM ASSAM
Rs.1,800.00

This work attempts to present an outline of the development of sculptural art in Assam.
The history of the sculptural art in Assam goes back to the ÝuÆga period as is proved by the recent discovery of a heavily ornamented but mutilated human te...

SCULPTURES FROM PUNJAB
Rs.3,600.00

Punjab has almost been a terra incognita for long with regard to the sculptural art and not much is known even now except 57 railing pillars of Sanghol published by the National Museum, New Delhi. The remaining 60 pieces, some of which are aesthetically equally imp...

Siva-Parvati and Allied Images (2 Vols. set)
Rs.8,000.00

The work explores the physical and emotional interaction between Shiva and Parvati as represented in sculptural works in the Indian subcontinent. In two volumes, it examines a host of images supported by classifications of Shiv...

Tantra and Sakta Art of Orissa (3 Vols. set)
Rs.7,000.00

The emergence of Tantrism and Shaktism in the sixth-seventh centuries in ancient India symbolised a belief in fertility worship, worship of the female principle with the Devi/Goddess supreme as the Energy/Power -- the substance...

The Iconography of Architectural Plans
Rs.2,000.00

Over the rolling centuries, Buddhism and Hinduism, two of the world's oldest sustained faiths, came to evolve a complex, yet precisely defining, iconic language: not just for figural representati...

The Iconography of Vaisnava Images in Orissa
Rs.3,500.00

This work is a well-researched attempt to analyse the Vaishnava iconography of Orissa which is unique in that there are to be found an overwhelming number of Vishnu images in the region despite paucity of Vishnu temples and ins...

The Iconography of Water
Rs.1,150.00

While numerous Indian monuments are well known in the annals of architectural research and excavation, a category of monuments – baoli, bawadi, kere, kulam, kunda, talao, tanka, wav and zing – was neglected in the oeuvres of architects and art. ...

The Metaphors of Indian Arts and Other Essays
Rs.1,950.00

This anthology Metaphors of the Indian Arts and Other Essays is a selection of writings of Dr Kapila Vatsyayan’s nearly four-decade long journey as an art critic and art historian. It reveals the distinct nature of Indian arts from the angle of the w...

The Power of the Female
Rs.4,800.00

This book is an offering to New Art History taking the study of Indian classical sculptural art and traditional Indian iconography to newer heights of interpretation. Sculptures of female figures in classical Indian  architectural traditions have enjoyed a spe...

The Torana in Indian and Southeast Asian Architecture
Rs.4,200.00

The present work discusses in depth the subject of toranas (arched portals or festoons) in the ancient and medieval architecture of South- and South-east Asia, with spec...

The Yantras of Deities and their Numerological Foundations
Rs.1,500.00

Hinduism is known for the bewildering profusion of its deities, who are represented not only in two or three dimensional anthropomorphic images, but also in abstract configurations, known as yantras. In yantras is, thus, seen a...

Twin Mandalas of Vairocana in Japanese Iconography
Rs.3,400.00

A fundamental work for the philosophic and artistic understanding of the theory and graphic representation of the mandalas in general and especially in the Shingon tradition of Japan. Details the philosophy, patriarchs and sacred canon of Mantrayana, its ulterior d...