Geography of the early Tipitakas. II.
The cosmography: 1. The heavens and the higher births.
2. The lower worlds.
3. Genesis & dissolution of the world.
III. Contemporary religious practices: 1.
Religious thought. 2.
Ascetics and their practices. 3.
Some important non-Buddhist teachers. IV.
Social organization: 1. Social differentiation.
2. The family.
I. Material culture: 1.
Everyday life. 2.
Household articles. II.
Social interaction: 1. Recreations and festivals.
2. Manners and customs.
3. Superstitious and charms.
III. Economic resources and organization: 1.
Economic life. 2.
Communications and trade. 3.
Political institutions and law: 1. Political organization and administration.
2. The army.
3. Crime, punishment and legal practices.
V. Technical arts and education: 1.
Town planning and architecture. 2.
Metals and precious stones. 3.
The sciences: 1. Medical sciences.
2. Side light on contemporary knowledge.
1. Indo-Islamic architecture.
2. Islamic architecture of the world.
3. World heritage monuments and sites.
4. Manuscript and painting.
5. Indo-Islamic coinage.
6. Arms and armour.
7. Art of calligraphy.
8. Decorative art.
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I. Introductory maps: 1.
Ancient India-Physical. 2.
Ancient India -- Cultural. II.
Religions and philosophy: 3. Hinduism -- origin and spread.
4. Hindu holy places.
9. Sikh Panth.
III. Bhakti Movement -- the Mediaeval Devotionalism: 10.
Nirguna and Saguna Sants. 11.
Travel routes of Sant Kabir. 13.
Kabir Panth -- origin and spread. 14.
Chaitanya Dev and Goudiya Vaishnavism. IV.
Social Reform Movements: 15. Arya Samaj.
16. Brahmo Samaj.
17. Ramakrishna Math and Mission.
18. Chinmaya Mission.
V. Art and culture: 19.
Temple architecture. 21.
Painting heritage. 23.
Fairs and festivals. 24.
Food habits and cuisine. 25.
Ancient medicine systems. 26.
Tribo cultural composition. 27.
Scheduled Caste Composition First Order. 28.
Scheduled Caste Composition Second Order. VI.
Performing Arts: 29. Music Gharanas.
30. Dance forms.
31. Folk musical instruments.
32. Folk theatres.
The Arts: i. Architecture: 1.
Central Asia Architecture: The persistence of pre-modernism/Romi Khosla. 2.
Sufi remains. A Kazakh story of today/Kalpana Sahni.
3. Synthesis in the sky/K.
ii. Music: 4.
The fate of the Shashmaqom in Uzbekistan in the twentieth century/Dilorom Karomat. iii.
Visual arts: 5. The syncretic nature of early Central Asian Art/Radha Banerjee.
6. Traveling cultures/Gulammohammed Sheikh.
iv. Literature: 7.
Ramayana and Alpomysh: Two epics, two heroes/Qamar Rais. 8.
Manas: The socio-cultural heritage of the Kyrgyz People/Neelima Singh. 9.
Literature in the Khanate of Bukhara in the nineteenth century/Saifullah Saifi. 10.
Abai: A prophet of renaissance, a bard of enlightenment/Abhai Maurya. v.
Cinema: 11. The encounter of modernities: Cinematic adaptations of two stories by Aitmatov/Rashmi Doraiswamy.
II. New Horizons: vi.
Thinkers, travelers, explorers: 12. Remembering Al Farabi/Devendra Kaushik.
13. Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862-1943): The expeditions and the collections/Arup Banerjee.
14. Kyrgyzstan in history: Accounts of Russians(less)
Framing/reframing Sikh histories. 2.
Entangled pasts colonialism, mobility, and the systematization of Sikhism. 3.
Maharaja Dalip Singh, memory, and the negotiation of Sikh identity. 4.
Displacement, Diaspora, and difference in the making of Bhangra. Epilogue.
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The dance: spread and perpetuation. 4.
Structure and content of the dance. 5.
Dance and lifestyle. 6.
Cultural construction of emotions. 7.
Reflections. Appendices: 1.
The non-Brahmin manifesto. 2.
Madras Devadasi act. 3.
The picture test. Bibliography.
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The land and the people. 3.
The tales. 4.
Motifs identified in the tales. 5.
Folktale maps. 6.
Information on the tellers. Glossary of non-English terms.
References. General Index.
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