The 100 inspirational quotations compiled herein speak to the soul, and the thematic art works that are a visual delight, are all about leading a happy, successful life even in the face of odds.
The book presents a comprehensive study of Adhyasabhashya in the light of Panchapadika of Padmapada, Bhamati of Vachaspati Mishra, Vivarana of Prakashatma Yati, Ratnaprabha of Govindananda Yati and other Vedantic texts. The commentaries of Brahma-Sutra and Shariraka-Bhashya and definition, causes, types, and results of adhyasa have been analysed in detail.
The book analyses the concepts of Atman, Brahman, and the World, highlighting Sankaras advaitism. In the context of Sankaras philosophy vis-a-vis the Upanisads, it is perhaps the first to explore the meaning and functions of language.
The book opens with a fairly detailed essay on aesthetics as it is today, and explains the main ways in which contemporary aesthetic thinking is being done, the basic concepts of aesthetics and theories of art. A detailed account of the Indian theory of rasa is also included in the volume.
This is decidedly the very first book of its kind. It explains in simple Hindi (or rather Hindustani) the basic concepts and problems of contemporary Western (philosophical) aesthetics with apt illustrative references not only to Hindi (and even Urdu) poetry, but to Hindustani Sangeet and English poetry.
This critical commentary offering fresh insights into the essential teachings of the Aitareya Upanisad presents its original Sanskrit text along with Roman transliteration and a verse-to-verse translation in English.
This book is an in-depth study of the people of nomadic groups of Central Asia notably, the Greeks, the ancient Iranians and Indo-Aryans of the Indian subcontinent from about 6000 bce to the last millennium bce. It deals with the evolution of cultures, migrations and settlements, myths and legends gods and heroes of the ancient cultures.
Re-dating and re-interpreting Manusmriti, possibly the oldest law work in the world, the book deals with aspects of Ancient India, including Aryan society and culture, castes and guilds, use of technology and related practices in the Indus Valley Civilisation. It also provides a look at other ancient law codes of the then known world and then compares them with the Manusmriti.
The book examines the affinities and interactions of the peoples who called themselves Arya, that is, the Indo-Aryans and the Indo-Iranians with other peoples and nations of the ancient world. Well-researched and with accurate references to time periods this scholarly work should deeply interest scholars and students of history and anthropology.
This book helps one understand bhakti in its historical, philosophical and social persepectives.Two medieval women, Andal, from Tamil Srivaisnavite tradition, and Akka Mahadevi, from Virasaivite tradition, with their poetic renderings and life, are in focus. It also helps to extricate bhakti experience from its mystical aura and make it more accessible to our perceptive faculties.
This Dictionary of Hindi Apabhramsa gives in detail the grammatical importance of words, their meanings, correct spellings, the alternate words and their various usages as mentioned by lexicographer Naresh Kumar.
This book targets those persons who seek to learn about and understand the multiple forms of religious or spiritual or secular life, across the globe. It aims to foster mutual understanding, communication and dialogues between persons having different religious, spiritual and secular orientations.