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  • Life of Krishna in Indian Art

    • Author:P. Banerjee
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1994
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:700

    The life of Krishna and his teachings have had a profound influence on the minds of the Indian people and as such the theme was popular not only with the saints and the poets, but also with the artists. This volume is broadly divided into two parts, i.e. the text and the illustrations. The text portion describes Krishna’s life as portrayed in the Puranas, the Harivamsa and the Mahabharata and discusses the antiquity and absorption into the broad framework of Vaishnavism.

    Dr. P Banerjee was associated with National Museum.

  • Some Aspects of Indian Culture

    • Author:Calambur Sivaramamurti
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1994
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:400

    The book contains 4 colour plates, 142 monochrome illustrations and seven line drawings depicting not some, but many aspects of Indian culture. The author has divided his work into some 20 sections like the life in ancient India, religious rituals etc.

    Calambur Sivaramamurti was an eminent Art Historian and Sanskrit scholar. His entire life has been devoted to the study and exposition of various aspects of Indian art.

  • Nataraja in Art , Thought and Literature

    • Author:C. Sivaramamurthy
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1994
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:800

    Nataraja as a theme ,represents life force itself. This book highlights Nataraja as the presiding diety of fine arts , be it music, dance, painting, sculpture or epigraphy. The vedic roots of the cosmic dancer and the blend of tradition and modernity is woven as a thread throughout the book.

    Dr. C. Sivaramamurthy has been one of the most acclaimed art historians of this country. This book recieved an UNESCO Award of Recognition.

  • Kangra Paintings on Love

    • Author:M.S.Randhawa
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1994
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:400

    Kangra Paintings on Love, for the first time brings together a significant series of paintings on the theme of love. They represent the Nayaka – Nayikas and the Baramasa as portrayed on traditional lines by Hindi poets like Keshav Das, Bihari Lal and others.

    Dr. M.S Randhawa has to his credit more than 30 books in English, Hindi and Punjabi on diverse subjects such as social and scientific problems, art and culture.

  • South Indian Paintings

    • Author:C. Sivaramamurti
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1994
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:350

    The book provides a framework of history within which to place the evolution of painting is South, citing epigraphical evidence. The book covers the painters’ tools and materials, texts on paintings and Chitrasalas. It includes paintings of Satavahanas, Pallavas, Pandyas, Cheras, Chalukyas, Cholas and other South Indian Kingdoms from 2nd century B.C. to 18th - 19th Century A.D.

  • Art and Culture of North-East India

    • Author:Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1993
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:50

    This book pays well deserved attention to various segments of the region and concentrated on past researches, the life, economic conditions, occupational patterns, arts and crafts, traditional dormitories and inherent concepts, dresses, entertainment and rapidly changing cultural and economic scene in the North-East.

    Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi was one of the most renowned Indian Anthropologists of the 20th century.He was the Head of the Department of Anthropology,Ranchi University.

  • Rashtrapati BhavanThe story of the President's House

    • Author:H.Y. Sharada Prasad
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1992
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:900

    Rashtrapati Bhavan is a widely acclaimed masterpiece of architecture, the crowning achievement of a master builder, Edwin Lutyens. The book tells the story of this imperial edifice and its place in the life of people of India. The book documents the evaluation and adaptation of the masterpiece to the needs of Republican India.

    The author was Information Adviser to Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi .

  • National Museum Collection : Bidri Ware

    • Author:Krishna Lal
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1990
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:700

    Bidri ware derives its name from the town of Bidar now in Karnataka. Bidri ware is famous for the sparkle of silver designs against a contrasting black background on articles of everyday use like vessels, bowls, tables, chairs, trays, cups and many more. The book explains the raw material and techniques used in making Bidri ware and highlights the Bidri ware collection in the National Museum.

  • World of Other Faces : Indian Masks

    • Author:Jiwan Pani
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1986
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:75

    This oblong book printed on art paper with an attractive album size cover contains coloured illustrations. It offers an interesting reading in the development of the use of mask and its application to the contemporary theatre as a ictorial details of the masks of different regions of India.

    Jiwan Pani joined the Sangeet Natak Academy in 1970 as an Asst. Secretary. In December, 1983 ,he was appointed as the Director of the Kathak Kendra, New Delhi.

  • Living Dolls : Story of Indian Puppets

    • Author:Jiwan Pani
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1986
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:75

    Puppets are “actors” though not human beings. Thus puppets can carry out the drama to heights beyond the reach of human beings. This book gives the history of puppetry and its various types. Their long history of unpretentious drama and simple mystification goes back to the dawn of civilization. Unfortunately, today puppetry is struggling desperately for its survival.

    Jiwan Pani joined the Sangeet Natak Academy in 1970 as an Asst. Secretary. In December, 1983 he was appointed as the Director of the Kathak Kendra, New Delhi.

  • Trial of Tilak

    • Author:Publication Division
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1986
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:80

    Trial of Tilak, is a veritable account of the famous trial of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, the indomitable champion of Swaraj in July 1908. The trial was for ‘sedition’ and following it he was sentenced to transportation for six years with a fine of 1000/- to Mandalay jail.

    The proceedings of this historic trial, which lasted for ten days, were soon afterwards documented in a book form by N.C.Kelkar. The book covers the brilliant defence put up by Tilak himself and other legal luminaries of the country.

  • Vijayanagara Paintings

    • Author:C.Sivaramamurti
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1985
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:225

    T. Vijayanagara Paintings is a collection of 36 coloured illustrations, 30 black and white illustrations and 17 line drawings. This book is a valuable aid to the understanding of Indian Iconography.

    C. Sivaramamurti was a Post Graduate in Sanskrit from Presidency College, Madras and joined the Archaeological Survey of India as Office Incharge of Museum branch at Kolkata. He was a scholar of truly International renown and was decorated with ‘Padma Bhushan’ by Government of India.

  • Guler Painting

    • Author:M.S.Randhawa & D.S.Randhawa
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1982
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:100

    Guler Painting is the early phase of Kangra style. About in the middle of the 18th century ,some Hindu artists trained in Mughal style sought the patronage of the Rajas of Guler in the Kangra valley. There they developed a style of painting which has a delicacy and spirituality of feeling.

    The author was a civil servant,played a major role in the Green Revolution.

  • Who's Who of Indian Martyrs

    • Author:Publication Division
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1973
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:270

    Who's Who of Indian Martyrs (in three volumes) was published in 1969, 1972 and 1973. The first and second volumes are dedicated to the freedom fighters who were hanged for the freedom struggle from 1857 to 1947. The third and the last volume deals exclusively with the martyrs of 1857.

  • Inscriptions of Ashoka

    • Author:Dr. D.R.Sircar
    • Subject:Art and Culture
    • Language:English
    • Date:1957
    • Binding Type:Paper Binding
    • Price:65

    The book presents the English translation of inscriptions of Mauryan Emperor Asoka.Its objective is to carry the message of Ashoka's edicts to the masses.The translation closely follows the text of epigraphic records and made simple so that it is easily comprehended by the readers.These inscriptions were rediscoverd by the scholars and the researchers.

    The inscriptions have been rendered into English by Dr. D.R.Sircar, a distinguished scholar.

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