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Absence of the Buddha Image in Early Buddhist Art — Toward its Significance in Comparative Religion
Rs.1,500.00
It is next to impossible today to even think of Buddhism without the presence of the Buddha image! The image of the Buddha, in truth, has not only come to symbolise the essence of Buddhism but is also a brilliant expression of the cultural/artistic achievements of the Buddhists since ancient times. ...
Asanga’s Mahayanasamgraha
Rs.400.00
Mahayanasamgraha is one of the most important texts of the Yogacara School of Mahayana Buddhism. In this text, its author, Asanga, developed and systematized the Yogacara philosophy and praxis. This volume presents an English translation of Mahayanasamgraha’s third chapter which discusses the ...
Bibliography on Indian Buddhist Art and Archaeology — General and Classified under Geographical Sites
Rs.850.00
The bibliography includes 4081 entries, covering published materials in English and French languages over the last two centuries. It is divided into two parts. The first part contains 2410 entries dealing with Indian Buddhist art and archaeology and Indian art in general, history, religion, some Bud...
Borobudur — Pyramid of the Cosmic Buddha
Rs.5,200.00
Borobudur was constructed during the eighth century as a guide to the Noble Path of the Buddha. Born from silence and unfolding into the serenity of the other shore, it expresses the glory of Indonesia's awareness and creativity, the smile of her plastic forms over the centuries as well as her ...
Buddhism as/in Performance — Analysis of Meditation and Theatrical Practice
Rs.500.00
Professor George has ventured into a comparatively unchartered area seeking, as he does, to explore the art and concept of performance in Buddhism — more specially in the context of Buddhist meditation and theatre. Spelling out the epistemology of performance in all its different connotations ...
Buddhism in Karnataka
Rs.275.00
Dr. R.C. Hiremath examines the age-old story of Siddhartha Gautama’s early life and renunciation, providing the reader with the background of the Shramana schools that did not accept the authority of the Vedas. He treats, with meticulous scholarship, the Hinayana and Mahayana forms of Buddhism...
Buddhist Art in India and Sri Lanka — 3rd Century bc to 6th Century ad: A Critical Study
Rs.1,000.00
The book is a comprehensive study of the evolution and development of Buddhist visual art in India and Sri Lanka, taking into consideration their diverse forms and the impact of regional trends on them. Consulting a number of original sources including scholarly works in the Sinhala language, Dr. Da...
Buddhist Art of Kausambi (From 300 BC to AD 550)
Rs.2,500.00
The Upanishads capture the quintessence of Indian spiritual wisdom — unfolding deepest, highly perceptive reflections on human existence and how it is related to the mysterious cosmos. Authored by enlightened seers over the period of 1500-200 bc., the Upanishadic message is a magnificent visio...
Buddhist Ethics in Impermanence
Rs.480.00
The book introduces readers to the fundamental ethical precepts of Buddhism. Buddhist ethics are significant and relevant to contemporary society, as these are not restricted to any caste, creed, race, region and language. The ethical precepts of Buddhism are flexible and autonomous in character. T...
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 collections of iconic drawings in black and white. Inspired by the Chinese style of paintings called Paihuo or Hakubyo, the...
Buddhist Logic and Epistemology
Rs.800.00
The history of Buddhist logical and epistemological theories constitutes an interesting study for Buddhist religious scholars and philosophers. This volume contains scholarly essays, presented at a seminar, that make an in-depth study of Buddhist logical theory in the background of Buddhist epistem...
Buddhist Tantra and Buddhist Art
Rs.700.00
In (perhaps) secret defiance of the rigid prescriptive codes of the Buddhist monastic order cropped up a new, esoteric cultic phenomenon. Which, later known as Buddhist tantra, not just compromised Shakyamuni’s ethical legacy, but came to be administered by a whole host of mudras, mandalas, kr...
Buddhist Textiles of Laos, Lan Na and the Isan — The  Iconograhy of Design Elements
Rs.2,400.00
Textiles from Laos, Lan Na and the Isan are prized for their artistic brilliance and aesthetic beauty. They speak volumes on a weaving tradition that has evolved through centuries and shaped the socio-cultural life of the people associated with it. This book studies the iconography of the design ele...
Buddhist Theory of Meaning and Literary Analysis
Rs.550.00
For over two millennia, language has been one of the prime concerns in nearly all philosophical systems of India: Grammar, Mimamsa, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Jaina and Bauddha which, in turn, not only have shaped the Indian perception of vak, but also constitute the essential background to study the major...
Cultural Interface of India with Asia — Religion, Art and Architecture
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 Asian identity. Buddhism and Hinduism, having originated in India, trave...
Dalai Lamas — The Institution and its History
Rs.380.00
From the fifteenth century on, the Dalai Lamas emerged as the pre-eminent spiritual and secular leaders of Tibet. In his foreword to this book Tenzin Gyatso the Fourteenth Dalai Lama states that “Buddhism, with its powerful central message of compassion . . . transformed Tibetans from the powe...
Dictionary of Buddhist and Hindu Iconography — Illustrated: Object, Devices, Concepts, Rites and Related Terms
Rs.1,200.00
Man has, from times immemorial, exhibited a striking predilection for symbols. Which, through written words, drawings, sculptures or other visual/iconographic representations, seem to have shaped much of mankind’s culture. From the simplest, yet eloquent, drawings on the walls of the prehistor...
Dictionary of Pali-Sanskrit-Hindi-English
Rs.600.00
As the teachings of the Buddha and the main Buddhist literature in original, as well as in translation, are contained mainly in Pali and Sanskrit languages, apart from Tibetan and Chinese as well, knowledge of Pali and Sanskrit is always essential to study the core of Buddhism -- its basic teachings...
Discourses in Buddhist Classics
Rs.320.00
Discourses in Buddhist Classics is primarily designed with twofold objective viz., (a) to serve as the tool for post-graduate teaching of the Course in “Philosophy of the Buddha”; and (b) to sustain the interest of the enterprising student by providing comprehensive understanding of Ther...
Emptiness and Becoming — Integrating Madhyamika Buddhism and Process Philosophy
Rs.950.00
The book presents a detailed comparison of process philosophy and Madhyamika Buddhism, analysing the similarities and differences between the two. It attempts a creative integration between the two and introduces a new philosophy, Process Buddhism. Process thought underscores the view that reality i...
Faith and Devotion in Theravada Buddhism
Rs.480.00
This is an analytical study of faith (saddha), devotion (bhatti) and worship (puja) in the Theravada school of Buddhism. It elucidates these concepts and deals with their objects, viz., gods in general, and Buddha in particular, as described in the Pali canonical, post-canonical and commentarial lit...
Few Facts About Buddhism
Rs.140.00
Today, when political ideologies/ ‘isms’ are crashing down and when, at the other end, the great monotheistic religions are trying to survive by turning their backs on logical thinking and intellectual consistency, it might be worthwhile taking a look at the ‘alternatives’ th...
Fudo Myo-O - (Acalanatha Vidyaraja) in art and Iconography of Japan
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 occurred with the introduction of new deities, among them the Five Great King...
Future Buddha Maitreya — An Iconological Study
Rs.2,100.00
Maitreya is not just one of the myriad divinities of the Buddhist pantheon; he is revered by the devout as the Buddha of the fifth world cycle, the Ultimate Buddha, the Much-Awaited Deliverer, who (like Kalki — a would-be incarnation of Visnu in Hinduism) will descend on the earth, in human fo...
Gods and Masks of the Kathmandu Valley
Rs.1,000.00
The presence of masks as both ritual and art objects is attested among the traditions of mankind’s oldest civilisations. Cutting across cultural and geographical barriers, they have exhibited a remarkable range and diversity of meanings throughout history. The present study focuses on the mask...
Gompas in Traditional Tibetan Society
Rs.400.00
The importance of the gompa or the Buddhist monastery in Tibetan history cannot be overemphasized: it was the institution that enabled continuity of Buddhism in Tibetan history by performing multifarious functions and institutionalizing the theory of Buddhism so that it could transcend time and spa...
Impact of Buddhism on Socio-Religious Life of the Asian People — With Special Reference to Sri Lanka, China and Tibet
Rs.550.00
Buddhism is an ancient religion that spread across Asia in a matter of centuries and had a rare kind of influence on the social and religious life of the Asian peoples. The volume stresses on the social and cultural transformation brought about by Buddhism when the royalty in these countries adopted...
Indonesia: Political History and Hindu and Buddhist Cultural Influences (2 Vols. Set)
Rs.1,950.00
The two volumes present a comprehensive study of political, cultural and religious history of Indonesia. Of encyclopaedic significance, they take up a whole gamut of themes relating to history, politics, religion, literature, art and architecture, and sculpture of Indonesia. The first volume is on p...
Interaction Between Brahmanical and Buddhist Art
Rs.1,000.00
Brahmanism and Buddhism adopted symbol and image worship almost simultaneously in the pre and early centuries of the Christian era. With the passage of time, the forms and plethora evolved and despite several distinctive features common elements between the two religions continue and fructified. The...
Kumarajiva Philosopher and Seer
Rs.1,500.00
Kumarajiva, (Jiumóluóshi in Chinese), a philosopher and seer, had a long cherished mission: propagation of the true spirit of Buddhism. He broke political, geographical, cultural and linguistic barriers; travelled through barren lands and rivers, mountains and forbidding terrains to be...
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 inspired some of the greatest relief compositions in Indian art, which have been depicted in sculptures and monuments. Tracing th...
Mahamudra & Atiyoga
Rs.350.00
Mahamudra and Atiyoga are particular forms of Buddhist spirituality: Mahamudra, the ‘Great Seal’, is considered by Tibetan teachers to be the essence of both the short path and the final instructions that conclude the gradual common and esoteric paths of Buddhist doctrines; Atiyoga or &l...
Mandala and Landscape
Rs.1,600.00
Since the publication in English of the Theory and Practice of Mandala by Giuseppe Tucci in 1961, our knowledge of the subject has increased considerably. Two-dimensional paintings (Tibetan: thanka, Skt.: paubha) have been displayed in many art exhibitions, reproduced photographically, and analysed ...
Mudras in Buddhist and Hindu Practices — An Iconographic Consideration
Rs.2,000.00
Mudras occupy an important place in Buddhist and Hindu religious practices as these signify special meanings, associated with specific divinities and rites, which cannot be represented any other way. This book is a dictionary of mudras in Hindu and Buddhist religious practices that lists the various...
Nagarjuna’s Verses — on the Great Vehicle and the Heart of Dependent Origination
Rs.320.00
No one can, perhaps, question the philosophical genius of Nagarjuna. In the dialectic of this AD second century Buddhist scholar — also acknowledged as the founder of Madhyamika school, is seen the clearest expression of Shkyamuni Buddha's profound, even the subtlest teachings. Here is, ...
Numbers — Their Iconographic Consideration in Buddhist & Hindu Practices
Rs.400.00
In his effort to find an explanation for the unknown, the mysterious around him, the ancient man saw in “numbers”, among other things, a high significance. And frequently used them to explain the ineffable or even predict through “numerology”. Astrology became a parallel, int...
Pali Language and Literature — A Systematic Survey and Historical Study (2 vols. Set)
Rs.2,500.00
In Pali is preserved the Buddhist canon. Which, considered as “the most authentic form of Buddhavacana”, constitutes the very matrix of its 2500-year-long Theravada tradition. A refined, widely-spoken language of the early Middle Indic (Indo-Aryan) stage: about bc 600-200, Pali has also ...
Sects in Tibetan Buddhism — Comparison of Practices Between Gelugpa and Nyingmapa Sects
Rs.360.00
The teachings of Buddha are timeless and priceless. The eightfold path as preached by Buddha is still relevant and concurrent with non-violence and compassion in its central point and can answer most of the problems that the materialistic world is facing due to ignorance as its root cause. The Tibet...
Students English-Tibetan Colloquial Dictionary
Rs.480.00
The Dictionary is a practical handbook that attempts to provide a quick yet thorough understanding of the colloquial Tibetan language. A special feature of the Dictionary containing more than eleven thousand words including honorific words, is that the Tibetan words are presented in romanised form f...
Students English-Tibetan Colloquial Dictionary
Rs.380.00
The Dictionary is a practical handbook that attempts to provide a quick yet thorough understanding of the colloquial Tibetan language. A special feature of the Dictionary containing more than eleven thousand words including honorific words, is that the Tibetan words are presented in romanised form f...
Sunya Purusa — Bauddha Vaisnavism of Orissa
Rs.500.00
This pioneering study of the indigenous philosophical tradition of Orissa which evolved between the 15th — 16th century ce brings into limelight the wonderful syncretism of Buddhism and Vaishnavism, traditions that are generally considered philosophically antithetical. A deep metaphysical ques...
Thailand — Political History and Buddhist Cultural Influences (2 Vols. Set)
Rs.1,000.00
The book is a comprehensive study of different aspects of Thai political life, religion, art and literature with the emphasis on the role of Buddhism in influencing the Thai culture and way of life. Showing how Thailand has a unique blend of a glorious past traceable to very early times and remarkab...
Theravada Buddhist Devotionalism in Ceylon, Burma and Thailand
Rs.200.00
The monograph consists of two parts, of which the first examines the Buddhist devotional practices, from the historical and canonical perspectives of the evolution of the worship of caitya, stupa, relics, symbols and images. It provides a multi-dimensional account of caitya, thupa, relic, symbol and...
Tibetan Iconography of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Other Deities — A Unique Pantheon
Rs.5,600.00
Beginning with a few aniconic symbols, like footprints, the Bo tree or stupas, in the pre-christian Indian art, Buddhism, over the centuries, came to evolve a be-wildering array of deities — in ever-increasing number of pantheons. Interestingly, in Buddhism today, there are perhaps as many pan...
Tibetan Tantric Vision
Rs.1,500.00
Tibetan Buddhism has held a place of its own in the Buddhist tradition, having preserved and evolved the religious culture of the Vajrayana, the final phase of Buddhism in India. Within that, the Tibetan Tantric belief has a unique significance and it has made a memorable contribution to the literat...
Vajrayana Images of the Bao-Xiang Lou (Pao-hsiang Lou) 3 Vols.
Rs.14,000.00
The three volumes contain an iconographic analysis and compilation of the over 760 images from the six chapels of the Pao-hsiang Lou (Bao-xiang Lou) in the garden of the Tzu-ning Kung (Palace of Kindness and Tranquillity) in the Forbidden City, Beijing. The pavilion Pao-hsiang Lou, a two-storied si...
Voice of the Void
Rs.3,200.00
The research undertaken here about Buddhist mandalas is basically designed under the philosophical question how the visible dimensions of forms are related to their invisible contents. The textual sources in reference to Buddhist mandalas teach that the essence of mandalas is shunya (void) and their...
Void and Fullness in the Buddhist, Hindu and Christian Traditions — Sunya — Purna — Pleroma
Rs.600.00
Interreligious dialogue is one of the important ways for overcoming cultural and religious differences and misunderstandings, and for contributing to world peace. But such a dialogue has to go beyond the social, institutional and purely academic areas: it has to reach the very depths of the spiritua...
Walking Along the Paths of Buddhist Epistemology
Rs.620.00
The monograph highlights the philosophical arguments offered by Buddhist thinkers on different aspects of knowledge. Various aspects of Buddhist epistemology right from the basic question of what the Buddhists mean by knowledge, the varieties of knowledge according to their belief and their explanat...
Windows to World Religions
Rs.480.00
The volume is concerned with the role of religion in the present day. Presenting proceedings of a global “Congress on World’s Religions after September 11” held in September 2006 at Montreal, Canada, it stresses the need for interfaith friendships to develop understanding between f...
Zen Kama Sutra
Rs.500.00
Zen Kamasutra is loaded with esoteric wisdom on how to achieve samadhi through transforming sex. It uncovers the mystery of gods and goddesses, why Hindus worship the Shiva Lingam and why is sex sacred? What is Kundalini? How and why to raise the Kundalini? It explains the much-guarded secret of th...