Sweeter than salt. The gardener’s daughter.
Sass Begum. The Clever princess.
Virtues and Vices: The greedy king. The sin of pride.
The two viziers. The lion of the jungle.
Miracles and Magic: The great saint. The saint of Baghdad.
The fakir and the Princess. Musa Khan Deo.
Khurram Deo. The Man-eater.
The Prince and the Fairy. Courtship and infidelity: The parror and the starling.
The prince and the fakir. The dancing dolls.
The Merchant and the parrot. Gul and sanobar.
The three friends. Epic and Romance: The shy prince.
The King’s dream. Prince bagram.
Hazrat Ali Sahib. The simurgh.
Comedy and Farce: The woodcutter. The swindlers.
The Barber’s son. The Shepherd.
The weavers. Nasruddin, the holy man.
The barber and the farmer’s wife. "These tales were collected in the tribal areas of the Pakistan – Afghan border, a region once described as(less)
A sort of Totally Biased History of England, it takes us through all the times when Britain and France have been at war - or at least glowering at each other across what we Brits provocatively call The English Channel. Starting with the bloody battles of the Norman Conquest and going right up to the more civilised but no less conflictual present, when a state visit by the French President becomes a series of hilarious historical insults, Merde! 1000 Years of Annoying the French is a light-hearted - but impeccably researched - account of all those conflicts and their protagonists, If you think you know all about William the Conqueror, Joan of Arc, Agincourt, Waterloo and all the other flash points in Anglo-French relations -(less)
1. Appreciation Vijayanagara sculpture.
2. Techniques, styles and forms.
5. Shaiva images.
6. Vaishnava images.
7. Devi images.
8. Minor divinities.
9. Saints and ascetics.
10. Satis and heroes.
11. Jaina images.
12. Non-religious themes.
13. Animals, birds and mythical beasts.
14. Decorative motifs.
Bibliography. Iconographic Index.
Maps. From the preface: "This book deals in detail with sculpture at Vijayanagara (present-day Hampi, Hospettaluka, Bellary district, Karnataka), the capital of the Vijayanagara Kingdom from the mid-fourteenth century to 1565.
The Vijayanagara Kingdom, at its peak, extended over much of Southern India. From Vijayanagara city ruled the monarchs of thee dynasties: Sangama (1336-1485), Saluva (1485-1505), and Tuluva (1505-65).
" "In this volume the origins and uniqueness of the Vijayanagara style are examined, as well as the materials and techniques used, and the iconographic forms that were developed. Narrative imagery, which was highly developed at the site,(less)
Democracy Indian Style: Subhas Chandra Bose and the Creation of India's Political Culture (Hardcover)
Democracy Indian Style focuses on the Indian factors underlying its successful democracy by describing and analyzing the life of Subhas Chandra Bose, who competed with Nehru for the role of Gandhi's heir, and his impact on India before and after Independence. The book is balanced between chapters that explain Bose's life and career and those that describe and analyze the Indian political system.
It explains India's stable democracy as a mixture of British and American patterns -- Westminster parliamentary rule plus federalism -- and a specific set of power-sharing arrangements among religions, linguistic groups, and castes. India fulfills all the criteria the traditional understanding of pluralistic democracy implies.
Basic freedoms are guaranteed, despite the temptation during Indira Gandhi's "emergency" rule to follow the path of authoritarian development. Precisely because India, after Pakistan's separation, did not become "Hindustan" but stayed on track as a secular, pluralistic democracy, it became the most prominent challenge to the traditional wisdom of comparative politics.
Democracy Indian Style gives one answer to the Indian enigma of how democracy succeeds by describing the working of the Indian constitution, the weaknesses of the party system, and the specifics of Indian elections. The focus on Bose provides the second explanation.
The author describes Bose's rise to the leadership of the Indian National Congress in the 1930s, his attempt to combine an economic leftist outlook with an extremelypragmatic foreign policy, his failure to get serious help from Nazi Germany, his success with the Japanese war lords -- and his tragic end in August 1945. Democracy Indian Style is a timely exploration of the roots of Indian democracy, and will be of interest to political scientists, historians, and students of India.
About the Author : Anton Pelinka has contributed to Democracy Indian Style: Subhas Chandra Bose and the Creation of India's Political Culture as an author. Anton Pelinka is professor of political science at the University of Innsbruck and the director of the Institute of Conflict Research in Vienna(less)
But Swapan, his corporate son born from a late, second marriage, and wary of his father's dubious past, is home for the Durga Puja festivities and feels duty-bound to take his father away with him, far from the comfort of his extended family and the courtesies of a traditional Prabashi household, to the tightly nuclear confines of his own… Another lyrical novel from the author of And Where My Friend Lay You Hiding, A House in the Old(less)
Introduction/Nandini Sundar and Roger Jeffery. 2.
Communities, kings and woodlands: historical reflections on joint forest management/Sumit Guha. 3.
Landlords, regional development and national forestry projects: Midnapore, 1930s-1960s/K. Sivaramakrishnan.
4. Community-in-conservation: tracing the outlines of an enchanting concept/Arun Agrawal.
5. Participating in ecodevelopment: the case of the great Himalayan National Park/Amita Baviskar.
6. Sapangada: a Kuianka living space/Savyasaachi.
7. 'How many committees do I belong to?/Shilpa Vasavada, Abha Mishra and Crispin Bates.
8. The western ghats forestry and environmental project in Karnataka: a preliminary assessment/N.
C. Saxena and Madhu Sarin.
9. The need for emancipatory research: experiences from JFPM in Uttara Kannada/Mariette Correa.
10. Women's representation and roles in 'Gender' policy in joint forest management/Catherine Locke.
11. Implementing Joint Forest Management in the field: towards an understanding of the community bureaucracy interface/Bhaskar Vira.
Index. "The book begins with a comprehensive introduction by the editors which focuses on the concept of 'community participation'(less)
Vishnu's incarnatory forms. 5.
Syncretistic images. 9.
Miscellaneous icons. 10.
Buddhist images. 11.
Jaina images. Select bibliography.
Index. "This book is the outcome of sustained interest, occasional surveys and researches in the archaeological and cultural heritage of Haryana by the author during the last four decades.
The very strategic location of Haryana on the route connecting India with the western world made it a rendezvous of the east and west and also a state to bear the brunt of all alien incursions from the early historic to medieval times. The medieval iconoclastic hordes demolished all religious edifices and tried to destroy all icons and images that came their way.
What survived was very little. When the present state of Haryana was carved out of Punjab as a result of reorganization in November 1966, it was almost terra incognito as far(less)
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