3. The child artiste.
4. The householder.
5. Dance instruction in Chennai.
6. The Guru.
7. The Shishyas.
8. Kalanidhi specials.
9. Awards and recognitions.
10. Compositions and inspirations.
Afterword. From the introduction: "Guru Kalanidhi--Expressing Dance, Expressing Life' is about this legend and her superspeciality, abhinaya.
It is in part a personal history, whenever and wherever it connects to her dance career. It is also unavoidably an exploration of the time, place and family space she grew up in and was nurtured by, leading to a biography of sorts.
In poring over the details of her life I began to see more than just one individual's journey. A picture of an era emerges from within the layers and between the lines of my exhaustive interviews specifically for this book, spread over many long sessions; and, of course, from my close association with and observation of an extraordinary personality for a(less)
Indians in Central Asia : the first two decades of the twentieth century. 2.
Indian freedom-fighters in Tashkent : 1917 - 1922 contesting ideologies : nationalism, Pan Islamism and Marxism. 3.
A little known chapter : Indians in Central Asia from Mid-1920s to 1940s. 4.
Intellectual encounters : Central Asians and Indian Studies 1950s to 1991. 5.
The role of Indo-Central Asian relations in making a New Asia. Bibliography.
Index. "The book is a narrative of Indo-Central Asian contacts from November 1917 revolution in Russia to 2002 i.
e. a decade following the emergence of sovereign independent nations in Central Asia.
After an initial spurt, the relations were virtually snapped but were restored after Stalin's death when Indo-Russian friendship prospered under Khrushchev. The new relationship, guided by the Soviet Government was mostly diplomatic and cultural.
The birth of sovereign independent nations in Central Asia necessitated redefining and restructuring of Indo-Central Asian relations. They(less)
As areas of specific concern for India, Ray lists population growth, the quality and stock of human resources, access to energy resources, and agrarian reform. But beyond these more immediate concerns his study is concerned with fundamental questions of good governance in India(less)
Buddhism in Sri Lanka. 2.
Mahayanism in Sri Lanka. 3.
Buddhist education of Sri Lanka. 4.
Buddhist art, architecture and sculpture of Sri Lanka. 5.
Buddhist festivals of Sri Lanka. 6.
Buddhist literature of Sri Lanka. 7.
The Buddhist monastery of Sri Lanka: its administrative system. 8.
The Arahants in Sri Lanka. Bibliography.
Index. "Numerous books have been written on Sri Lanka's Buddhism, but Buddhism in Sri Lanka is first of its kind.
The author deserves praise for studying the various sources in South Asia on Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Buddhism in Sri Lanka by Dr.
Hazra is one such book that will appeal to this readership. It may not help to make sales records but it will have a place among the reading public.
This is a concise, yet comprehensive history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It tells the various aspects of Buddhism in the island.
The scholarship and research(less)
But do we understand its political and military ascendency? In China Goes Global, eminent China scholar David Shambaugh delivers the book that many have been waiting fora sweeping account of China's growing prominence on the international stage. Thirty years ago, China's role in global affairs beyond its immediate East Asian periphery was decidedly minor and it had little geostrategic power.
Today however, China's expanding economic power has allowed it to extend its reach virtually everywherefrom mineral mines in Africa, to currency markets in the West, to oilfields in the Middle East, to agribusiness in Latin America, to the factories of East Asia. Shambaugh offers an enlightening look into the manifestations of China's global presence: its extensive commercial footprint, its growing military power, its increasing cultural influence or "soft power," its diplomatic activity, and its new prominence in global governance institutions.
But Shambaugh is no alarmist. In this balanced and well-researched volume, he argues that China's global presence is more broad than deep and that China still lacks the influence befitting a major world powerwhat he terms a "partial power.
' He draws on his decades of China-watching and his deep knowledge of the subject, and exploits a wide variety of previously untapped sources, to shed valuable light on China's current and future roles in world affairs(less)
Take A Visual Journey Through India S Diverse Landscapes, From Some Of The World S Highest Mountains To Lush Jungle. Follow India S History From The First Flourishing Of The Indus Valley Civilization To The Present Day.
Find Out What Life Is Like Today Through Photographic Interviews With People From All Walks Of Life. Explore India S Great Culture From Its Religious Traditions To Its Arts, Literature And Unique Heritage.
Plus, Enjoy Photographic Tours Of Its Architecture From Forts And Palaces To Temples And Mosques(less)
I. Status of governance in India: 1.
Governance: a rudderless leaky boat. 2.
Two constitutions: multiple identities. 3.
Democracy: the bluff and bluster. 4.
The unfortunate children of God. 5.
The God that failed India. 6.
: the power axis. 7.
Pushkar brides. 8.
Corruption stayed: governance betrayed. 9.
Orphanages: for the Godfathers. 10.
Preamble: the obituary of democracy. 11.
Indecent centralism. 12.
Technology and governance. 13.
Humour in democracy. II.
Some whys and why nots: 1. (Anti) National Anthem of India.
2. Student politics.
3. Election Commission.
4. None of these.
5. Why Commonwealth? 6.
Ram Rajya. 7.
Hindi: the neglect is official. 8.
Democracy, poverty, and imperial inheritance. 9.
Vote: right, duty or privilege. 10.
Media: observation/listening post of democracy. 11.
Terrorism: a case of bullet versus ballot. 12.
Populism: the Ecstasy pill of democracy. 13.
Benchmarks of excellence. 14.
Directive principles--the song less birds..
III. Dynamics of change: 1(less)
The conceptual and textual sources of Trika. 2.
The Trika Theory of Knowledge. 3.
The Trika Conception of the Absolute. 4.
The Trika Doctrine of Cosmic Manifestation. 5.
The Trika Theory of Appearance. 6.
The Trika Theory of Recognition. 7.
Bondage versus liberation. 8.
The Trika methods of liberation. Bibliography.
Index. "The aim of this book is basically to introduce the reader to the fundamental principles that Trika philosophers have enunciated in their philosophical-cum-theological treatises.
Such an approach has been adopted deliberately on account of the fact that Trika System of Thought, which is very rich in philosophical vocabulary, is hardly known to general public in the manner of Advaita Vedanta of Samkara. Although non-dualistic in orientation, yet it differs radically from the monism of Samkara with regard to the nature of the Absolute and the world.
The Trika Philosophy rejects the Vedantic view of the absolute as being inactive. Instead of(less)
Materials suitable for composting. 3.
Dynamics of composting. 4.
Progression of the composting process. 5.
Aerobic composting. 6.
Composting systems. 7.
Traditional methods of composting. 8.
Rapid methods. 9.
Quality of compost. 10.
Maturation of compost. 11.
Problem associated with low use of compost. 12.
Design criteria and field application of compost. 13.
Crop response to composting. 14.
Summary and conclusions. Glossary.
References. Subject index.
"Composting is the biological decomposition and stabilization of organic substrates under conditions that allow development of thermophilic temperatures as a result of biologically produced heat to produce a final product that is stable, free of pathogens and plant seeds, and can be beneficially applied to land. Composting is one of the best method of recycling to improve soil fertility as well as disposal of organic wastes to check environmental pollution and health hazards.
Manipulating moisture content, pH, nutrient concentration, and oxygen(less)
The prominent museums: i). National Museum, New Delhi.
ii). Indian Museum, Calcutta.
iii). Prince of Wales museum, Bombay.
iv). Madras Museum, Chennai.
3. Museums of eastern region.
Bengal, Bihar, Orissa. 4.
Museums of northern region : Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab (Pakistan), Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. 5.
Museums of central region : Madhya Pradesh. 6.
Museums of western region : Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan. 7.
Museums of the southern region : Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu. 8.
Discoveries of twentieth century: i). Hoard of bronzes from Tharad (Banaskantha).
ii). Vasantgadh bronzes.
iii). Prominent Jaina epigraphs.
4. Discoveries reported by the Archaeological Survey of India.
9. Foreign museums : i).
Museums of Europe. ii).
American museums. Index.
"Soon after the dawn of Jainism on Indian sub-continent, which happens to be its cradle-land, the image worship was introduced in the faith. These articles of the religious faith were established in many(less)
Bioethics and Tobacco. 3.
Impact of genetic technology on Prenatal Management. 4.
The past--the marriage of bioethics and law. 5.
Annals of bioethics. 6.
The intrinsic value of genes and organisms. 7.
Emotion and evolution in science and ethics. Bibliography.
Index. "The purpose of this book is to determine the extent to which existing law and legal policy is consistent with bioethical principles, and the extent to which it is adequately equipped to deal with emergent genetic technologies and the prenatal issues they raise.
It should be noted that the parameters set by the topic of this paper require a comparative analysis of bioethics and the law. It therefore falls outside the scope of this paper to undertake a detailed analysis of feminist thought in the area of research.
However, given the centrality of women to the issue of childbirth and pregnancy, it is submitted that one is (bio)ethically compelled(less)
I. A bird's eye view of South Asia.
II. Methodological considerations.
1. From development to conflict and violence: conceptual framework.
2. Engineering evolution through conflict and violence: the case of Lhotsampa Bhutanese and refuges crisis.
3. Engineering evolution through conflict and violence: the case of Jumma people of Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.
4. Engineering evolution through conflict and violence: the case of North-East India.
5. Engineering revolution through conflict and violence: the case of Maoists of Nepal.
6. Form of cooperation between the reformists and revolutionaries.
7. Evaluating the economic dimensions of development.
8. Evaluating the political and socio-cultural dimensions of development.
9. Understanding development, conflict and violence linkages.
10. Towards general prepositions of causes of conflict and violence.
11. Costs of conflict and violence.
12. Conflict and peace brokers: problems and prospects.
13. Conclusion: weaving a new beginning.
Index. "Understanding Development, Conflict and Violence : The Cases of(less)
2. Care of fifteen days old child.
3. Treatment of fevers.
4. Treatment of bleeding diseases.
5. Treatment of cough.
6. Treatment of asthma and hiccup.
7. Treatment of tuberculosis.
8. Treatment of hemorrhoids and diarrhoea.
9. Treatment of sprue/duodenal disorders.
10. Treatment of worm infestation.
11. Treatment of urinary retention.
12. Treatment of abscess.
13. Treatment of scrotal enlargement, abdominal swelling, gastic pain, ascitis.
14. Treatment of anaemia.
15. Treatment of edematous swelling.
16. Pathogenesis of cutaneous diseases.
17. Treatment of vata visarpa.
18. Treatment of pitta visarpa.
19. Treatment of kapha visarpa.
20. Treatment of vata pitta visarpa.
21. Treatment of visarpa in general.
22. Diagnosis and treatment of variola.
23. Treatment of skin diseases.
24. Treatment of vata rogas.
25. Diagnosis and treatment of raktastambha (vata sonita) and raktanavastha.
"Arogya Raksa Kalpadrumah, is a laudable literary sources on specialty Ayurvedic Pediatric Care of Kerala terrain(less)
The variety adds colour and vibrancy to the land and its people, and offers a kaleidoscopic panorama of images for the traveller to savour. The mountains in the north, the vast plains and plateaus of central India, the desert land in the west and the long coastline along the peninsula have been the cradle of ancient civilisations and have influenced the course of India's history, making the land fascinating to explore.
The book attempts to capture some of the diverse images and present to the traveller the exotica that is India(less)
1. Regional theatres.
2. Forms, genres, traditions.
General bibliography. Credits for illustrations.
"Theatres of India is an accessible and authoritative guide to Indian Theatre across its history of over 2000 years. Bringing together the work of distinguished theatre professionals and scholars, this volume taps into various sources of documentation and knowledge to shed light on both urban and rural modes of performance across India, historically and geographically.
Divided into two parts, this book discusses theatres of India's linguistic and cultural regions on the one hand, and deals with specific forms, genres, and traditions as varied as street theatre, Chhau, Nautanki, women's theatre, Kathakali, and Tagore's dramatic oeuvre, on the other. Edited by Ananda Lal, one of India's leading theatre scholars, as a spin-off of the much acclaimed The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre, this volume includes 109 photographs and line drawings that effectively showcase the 'visual-ness' of India's theatrical forms(less)
Theory: 1. Music / Gharana.
2. Tal Lipi (Tal Script).
3. Tabla and its parts.
4. Method of tuning Tabla.
5. Tal or taal.
6. Technical words of Tabla.
Part II. Practical: 8.
Traditional composition in Teen Tal. 9.
Composition in Rupaktal. 10.
Composition in Jhaptal. 11.
Composition in Ektal. 12.
Composition in Adachartal. 13.
Paran in Sultal. 14.
Mukhara or Mohara. 15.
Talas of Tabla are used in light and classical music. "The Tabla is the most popular percussion instrument of North India.
Each sound on the Tabla has an onomatopoetic syllable to represent it. Therefore, the Tabla player must learn to speak a new language in addition to playing.
These syllables are, in fact, the main mode of teaching and communicating Tabla material. They help the student to understand the sound to be produced and aid the memorization of compositions.
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