Tantric literature. 3.
External influences and interactions. 4.
The primitive substratum. 5.
Tantrism and the earlier forms of Indian religious systems. 6.
Development of Tantric Buddhism. 7.
Tantric ideas and practices in medieval religious systems. 8.
Tantrism and the religion of the masses: the Lokayata tradition. 9.
The sophisticated Tantras with Sakta orientation. 10.
Tantric art: a review. 11.
A glossary of Tantric technical terms. Bibliography.
Index. "In this book, the author presents in historical outline, the genesis, development and structural analysis of the Tantric tradition in India and its place in the Indian religious and philosophical systems.
It studies the different aspects of Tantrism, its vastness and intricacies, its heterogeneous and contradictory elements and gives a historical perspective to the conglomeration of ideas and practices through space and time. After an introduction to the meaning of Tantra, the work outlines the various texts which comprise Tantric literature.
Early Hinduism. 3.
Important symbolism and themes in Hinduism. 4.
Popular systems of Hindu religious thought. 5.
The Hindu mythology. 6.
Sacred places of Hindus. 7.
Hindu art and architecture. 8.
The Real Hindu Art. 9.
Hindu ethics. Bibliography.
Index. "Hinduism originates from the ancient Vedic tradition and other indigenous beliefs, incorporated over time.
Due to its diversity Hinduism can only be defined in terms of peoples and places. It is possible to find Hindu groups whose beliefs have nothing in common and it is impossible to identify any universal belief of practice.
Prominent themes in Hinduism include Dharma (ethics and duties), Samsara (The continuing cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth), Karma (action and subsequent reaction), and Moksha (liberation from the cycle of Samsara). Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism share traits with Hinduism, because these religions originated in India and focus on self-improvement with the general aim of attaining personal(less)
Finally, it is a study of business and economic decision-making under pre-modern conditions. The book is based on an extensive analysis of the quantitative and qualitative material available in the Company's archives.
The data-processing of the quantitative evidence and its subsequent statistical analysis was carried out on a computer, and the book contains comprehensive tables on the volume and value of the Company's trade, prices of commercial goods, and on monetary and financial history. The extensive scope of the book and its consideration not only of the Company but of the economies in which it operated make it essential reading for all concerned with the economic history of the period, both of Europe and Asia.
Aquaculture: 1. Preamble - definition.
2. Aquaculture for increased production.
3. Aims and objectives.
4. Basic principles underlaying fish production.
5. Primary production and food chain.
6. Classification of aquaculture.
7. Biological means of increasing production.
8. Distinctive feature of fish culture in various regions of the world.
9. Homestead aquaculture.
10. Critical Standing Crop (CSC).
11. Reproduction in fish.
12. Metabolic products of fish and their effects on the growth of fish.
13. Cage culture in running water.
14. Simultaneous culture of rice and fish.
15. Aquaculture detailed in transparencies increase fish production - biotechnology - productivity - seaweed culture - human population - environmental exploitation.
Annexure. Reference books on aquaculture.
II. Limnology: 1.
General limnology. 2.
Our planet earth. 3.
Water balance in lakes. 4.
Some important lakes of the world. 5.
Geomorphology of lakes basins. 6.
Light : optical properties of lakes. 7.
Lacustrine zonation. 8.
Contemporary psychology on self and emotions. 9.
Understanding the colors. References.
Subject index. Author index.
"Every culture is guided by a philosophy or belief system. These beliefs influence every aspect of an individual's life, including his identity and concept of self.
This book explores the Hindu, Buddhist, Jaina, Zoroastrian, Islamic and Sikh belief systems in order to comprehend their percepts on the concept of self, their perspectives on emotions, and the implications of these for the individual and society. In addition, a review of contemporary psychology, incorporating views from evolutionary psychology biological psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, and social psychology, in relation to their theories on self and emotions, is also presented.
This analysis is an attempt towards integrating religion and personal identity, within the background of contemporary knowledge of the dynamics of being human."(less)
1. Aquaculture resurgence: birth of blue revolution.
2. Contribution of Professor Hiralal Chaudhuri to aquaculture: views on resurgence and blue revolution in South and Southeast Asia.
3. Chronological history of Professor Chaudhuri's activities.
4. Aquaculture in the threshold of the 3 millennium: a few observations.
Hiralal Chaudhuri's role in network of aquaculture centre in Asia and the Pacific region (NACA). 6.
Break-through in Chanos chanos induced breeding: another feather in Prof. Chaudhuri's cap.
7. Warm-water fishes in Asia and the far east on breeding and selection: a significant review.
8. Aquaculture and rural communities: a concept that struck Prof.
Chaudhuri three decades back. 9.
More information on carps. 10.
Composite fish culture, pond management and record fish yield. 11.
Some selected works of Professor Chaudhuri. 12.
Compilation of SEAFDEC aquaculture technical papers. 13.
Spread of knowledge on aquaculture: Prof. Chaudhuri's effort through lectures, discussions and workshops.
The semiological method of study. 2.
Symbols, sects and initiations. 3.
The Sikh initiation and its five symbols. 4.
Sikhism and Hinduism. II.
The elementary structure of medievalism: 1. The Hindu culture of medieval India.
2. The Muslim culture of medieval India.
III. Sikhism and Islam: philosophy of religion: 1.
The problem of Sikhism and Islam. 2.
Theology of the first Guru. 3.
The life of the first Guru, 1469-1539. 4.
The tenth Guru. 5.
An Indian Muslim view today. IV.
Sikhism and Islam: history and society: 1. The relational oppositions.
2. Martyrdom versus kingdom: the fifth Guru.
3. After Anandpur, AD 1699.
4. An historian's view, c.
Pluralism and civil society. V.
Martyrdom, non-violence and revolution: 1. Non-violence and Gandhism.
2. Martyrdom and revolution.
VI. Texts and rites of the daily divine service: 1.
Guru-granth: 2. Guru-khalsa.
3. The catechism of Bhai Nand Lal(less)
2. Guru Nanak Dev.
3. Guru Angad Dev.
4. Guru Amar Das.
5. Guru Ram Das.
6. Guru Arjan Dev.
7. Guru Hargobind.
8. Guru Har Rai.
9. Guru Harkrishan.
10. Guru Teg Bahadur.
11. Guru Gobind Singh.
12. Chronology of Sikh Gurus.
13. Divine attributes.
14. Guru Granth Sahib.
15. Birth of Khalsa.
16. Essence of Sikhism.
17. Panj Kakke (five K’s) and significance of figure "five".
18. Mool Mantra (basic postulate).
19. Japji - the Sikh morning prayer.
20. Who is a "Sikh"? 21.
Ardaas (prayer). 22.
Anand Karaj (Sikh wedding). 23.
Golden Temple. 24.
Gurbani (divine hymns). 25.
Golden Temple: an overview. 26.
Prominent Sikh shrines. 27.
Major Sikh festivals. Glossary of Sikh terms.
Sikh Gurdwaras around the world. Sikh population.
"Sikhism, the youngest of the major religions of the world, was born in the second half of the 15 century. Based on the divine philosophy(less)
Scripture: 1. Sri Guru Granth Sahib: Ecumenical with holistic message.
2. Vision of universal humanhood: Sri Guru Gobind Singhji.
II. Identity: 3.
Early Sikh faith: counter-religious movements and identity formation; struggle for identity continues (1985-1995). III.
Specific Themes: 5. Guru Nanak Devji's concept of creation.
8. Suffering and death.
IV. Inter Faith dialogue: 9.
Guru Nanak Devji and inter faith dialogue. 10.
Development of 'inter-religious dialogue' in India with special reference to contribution of the Sikhs. Bibliography.
"The ten essays in this volume are divided into four parts. In part one, the first essay deals with the Sikh scriptures, second essay discusses in detail, the vision and mission of universal humanhood of Sri Guru Gobind Singhji.
In part two, the essays deals with 'Sikh Identity', and show that till today the struggle for identity is continuing. Part three contains four essays dealing with the Sikh concepts of creation,(less)
Romanisation for correct pronunciation. 1.
Popularity of the Ramayana. 2.
National integration achieved by Rama. 3.
Historicity of the Ramayana. 4.
Archaeological evidences. 5.
Rama’s popularity in Egypt. 6.
Historicity of the Mahabharata. 7.
The Mahabharata astronomy reveals correct dates. 8.
Astronomical information given in the Ramayana. 9.
Rama’s birth. 10.
Bharata’s birth. 11.
Laksmana and Satrughna born. 12.
Sita born. 13.
Marriage of Rama and Sita. 14.
Rama’s army marched ahead from Kiskindha. 15.
Construction of the bridge. 16.
Meghnada killed by Laksmana. 17.
Rama killed Ravana. 18.
Dasaratha’s divine soul advised Rama to leave for Ayodhya. 19.
Rama accompanied by Sita undertook air journey. 20.
Rama reached Ayodhya. 21.
Additional notes—1 to 3. Appendix.
Appendix : Annexer—1 to 3. Table of Indian Kings.
"History Revealed by the Ramayana Astronomy" by Sri Puspendu Chaudhuri is derived from the Sanskrit Ramayana of Maharsi Valmiki. In the light of various valuable Slokas(less)
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CIWE, we hope, will further strengthen the interest in and readership of one of the most significant components of world literatures in English. Mahesh Dattani is perhaps one of India`s most daring,(less)
Max Muller to Mr. J.
Takakusu. General introduction.
A record of Buddhist practices sent home from the Southern sea by I-Tsing: Introduction. 1.
Regarding the non-observance of the Varsha (or Vassa, Summer retreat). 2.
Behaviour towards the honoured. 3.
On sitting on a small chair at dinner. 4.
Distinction between pure and impure food. 5.
Cleansing after meals. 6.
Two jugs for keeping water. 7.
The morning inspection of water as to insects. 8.
Use of tooth-woods. 9.
Rules about the reception at the Upavasatha-day. 10.
Necessary food and clothing. 11.
The mode of wearing garments. 12.
Rules concerning the Nun's dress and funeral. 13.
Consecrated grounds. 14.
The summer-retreat of the five parishads. 15.
Concerning the Pravarana day. 16.
About spoons and chop-sticks. 17.
Proper occasion for salutation. 18.
The economic field and the substantive process. 3.
New economic anthropology. 4.
Economic anthropology: problems in theory and method. 5.
Economies of tribal communities in India. 6.
Anthropology and socio-economic development of tribal communities. 7.
Globalization and tribal communities. Bibliography.
"The principal theme of the book makes a humble attempt in analyzing various aspects of theory as well as methods in anthropological economics or economic anthropology. The core concept delineates the economic field and distinguishes between formal and substantive rationality while interpreting economies of pre-industrial communities.
The book put special attention on economic phenomena, economic transactions, economic relations, etc., of tribal societies of India.
Detailed study of the economy of simple tribal communities is relevant in the context of development intervention. The book further examines critically the process of globalization which promotes socio-economic integration among nation-states.
Socio-economic development has been analyzed as a holistic concept, with special reference to Indian(less)
2. The Yogini Tantra : A study.
3. The Holy Tirthas of Assam.
4. Philosophy of Yogini Tantra.
5. The Kalikapurana.
6. Kamakhya Tantra.
7. The Kamarupayatrapaddhati.
Concluding remarks. Bibliography.
Index. "The first chapter is a general introduction on the origin of Tantra, the contents and purpose of Tantra and a general study of Assam's Tantra literature.
The second chapter deliberates on the details of the contents of the Yogini Tantra of Assam. It covers the historical and geographical importance of the Tantra.
It deals in detail with the occult practices of the Tantric religion of Assam. The third chapter is a detailed study of the religious places of Assam.
It describes the religious sites of the Vaisnavas, the Saivas and the Saktas extending from North Bengal to Eastern Assam. The fourth chapter of the book is a philosophical study of the Yogini Tantra.
The fifth chapter is devoted to(less)
General Introduction: 1. Preliminary remarks.
2. The life and travels of I-tsing.
3. Notes on some geographical names.
4. The date of I-tsing's work.
5. Tables of several literary men and Buddhist teachers of India, with their dates and successions, made from the record of Buddhist practices of I-tsing.
6. The text.
7. Additional notes to the map.
8. A record of Buddhist practices sent home from the Southern sea/I-Tsing: Introduction.
i. Regarding the non-observance of the Varsha (or Vassa, summer-retreat).
ii. Behaviour towards the honoured.
iii. On sitting on a small chair at dinner.
iv. Distinction between pure and impure food.
v. Cleansing after meals.
vi. Two jugs for keeping water.
vii. The morning inspection of water as to insects.
viii. Use of tooth-woods.
ix. Rules about the reception at the Upavasatha-day.
x. Necessary food and clothing.
xi. The mode(less)
2. The first Foray.
3. Through Elwin's eyes.
5. Chhota Dongar.
6. Days and nights in Bastar.
7. Of Bhaku and Ghotuls.
8. The Narainpur Marhai and beyond.
9. The Ganjam interlude.
10. One last time.
11. Finally, the Baiga.
12. Elwin: in the field.
13. Elwin: at home and at work.
"This book is a travelogue with a difference. From the middle of 1970s to as recently as January 2006, the author has been travelling to remote tribal areas of Central India and recording his experiences, impressions and interactions with the people in these places.
These experiences are juxtaposed with the writings of Verrier Elwin who lived and travelled in these areas and wrote a corpus of classic anthropological works. Das Gupta discovered Elwin's writing by chance and was inspired to revisit and reconstruct the tribal world that the latter so loved.
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