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 10 Aug 2015 New Books
New Book:
Race, Religion and Law in Colonial India: Trials of an Interracial Family
By Chandra Mallampalli
Published by Cambridge University Press - 2011

How did British rule in India transform persons from lower social classes? Could Indians from such classes rise in the world by marrying Europ... Read More
 20 Jun 2015 New Books
New Book:
Gurus of Modern Yoga
By Mark Singleton and Ellen Goldberg
Published by Oxford University Press, USA - 2013

Book Summary:
Within most pre-modern, Indian traditions of yoga, the role of the guru is absolutely central. Indeed, it was often understood that yoga would simply not work witho... Read More
 16 Jun 2015 New Books
New Book:
Yoga: The Art of Transformation
By Debra Diamond and Others
Published by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington - 2013

The book features sculptural masterpieces of historical and divine yogis, exquisite Mughal paintings of militant yogis and romantic her... Read More
 15 Jun 2015 New Books
New Book:
The Yoga of the Yogi: The Legacy of T. Krishnamacharya
By Kausthub Desikachar
Published by North Point Press - 2014

This deeply personal biographical tribute by Krishnamacharya's grandson includes photographs, archival materials, and family recollections that have never been published... Read More
 27 May 2015 New Books
New Book:
LAND OF THE SEVEN RIVERS
A Brief History of India’s Geography
By Sanjeev Sanyal
Published by Penguin - 2013

DID THE GREAT FLOOD OF INDIAN LEGEND ACTUALLY HAPPEN? WHY DID THE BUDDHA WALK TO SARNATH TO GIVE HIS FIRST SERMON? HOW DID THE EUROPEANS MAP INDIA? The history of any country beg... Read More
 25 May 2015 New Books
New Book:
Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy
By Navina Najat Haidar and Marika Sardar
Published by MetPublications - 2015

The vast Deccan plateau of south-central India stretches from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the regi... Read More
 18 May 2015 New Books
New Book:
Ajanta: The end of the Golden Age
By Walter M. Spink
Published by BRILL - 2005 - History

The twenty-nine Buddhist caves near Ajanta form a devotional complex which ranks as one of the world's most startling achievements, created at the very apogee of India's Golden Age. "Ajanta: Histo... Read More
 14 Apr 2015 New Books
New Book:
His Majesty's Opponent - Subhas Chandra Bose and India's Struggle against Empire
By Sugata Bose
Published by Penguin India - 2011

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Book Review
By Rudrangshu Mukerjee
The Telegraph - July 29 , 2011

For any professional historian, the project to w... Read More
 10 Apr 2015 New Books
New Book:
Art of the Imperial Cholas
By Vidya Dehejia
Published by Columbia University Press - 2013

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This book is adapted from a series of lectures given by the author at the Asia Society in 19... Read More
 4 Apr 2015 New Books
New Book:
Sundara Kanda - Hanuman's Odyssey
By B.S.Murthy

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Sugriva sends emissaries, led by Hanuman, to find Princess Sita

India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra, circa 1830-1840
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 2 Apr 2015 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
Jaina Astronomy and Cosmology
By Prof.L.C.Jain
Published by Rajasthan Prakrit Bharti Sansthan, Jaipur - 1983

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 12 Mar 2015 New Books
New Book:
The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate
By Edwin Francis Bryant
Published by Oxford University Press - 2001

Western scholars have argued that Indian civilization was the joint product of an invading Indo-European people--the "Indo-Aryans"--and indige... Read More
 17 Feb 2015 New Books
New Book:
History of Civilizations of Central Asia
The development of sedentary and nomadic civilizations: 700 B.C. to A.D. 250
Edited by Janos Harmatta
Published by UNESCO - 1994

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 13 Feb 2015 New Books
New Book:
Aryans and British India
By Thomas R. Trautmann
Published by University of California Press - 1997

Book summary:

"Aryan," a word that today evokes images of racial hatred and atrocity, was first used by Europeans to suggest bonds of kinship, as Thomas Trautmann shows in his far-reachi... Read More
 8 Feb 2015 New Books
New Book:
Astronomy in India: A Historical Perspective
By Thanu Padmanabhan
Published by Springer Science & Business Media - 2012

India has a strong and ancient tradition of astronomy, which seamlessly merges with the current activities in Astronomy and Astrophysics in the country. While the you... Read More
 1 Feb 2015 New Books
New Book:
The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics
By George Gheverghese Joseph
Published by Princeton University Press - 2011

Like the crest of a peacock, like the gem on the head of a snake, so is mathematics at the head of all knowledge.
—Vedanga Jyotisa (c. 500 bc)

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 26 Jan 2015 New Books
New Book:
Mathematical Achievements of Pre-Modern Indian Mathematicians
By T. K. Puttaswamy
Published by Elsevier, London - 2012

Book summary:
Mathematics in India has a long and impressive history. Presented in chronological order, this book discusses mathematical contributions of Pre-Modern In... Read More
 25 Jan 2015 New Books
New Book:
Enlightening Symbols: A short history of mathematical notation and its hidden powers
By Joseph Mazur
Published by Princeton University Press - 2014

While all of us regularly use basic math symbols such as those for plus, minus, and equals, few of us know that many of these symbols we... Read More
 24 Jan 2015 New Books
New Book:
Geometry in Ancient and Medieval India
By T. A. Sarasvati Amma
Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publications - 1979

Book Summary:

This book is a geometrical survey of the Sanskrit and Prakrt scientific and quasi-scientific literature of India, beginning with the Vedic literature and ... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 New Books
New Book:
Is Science Western in Origin?
By C.K. Raju
Published by Multiversity and Citizens International, Penang - 2009

On stock Western history, science originated among the Greeks, and then developed in post-renaissance Europe. This story was fabricated in three phases.

First, during the Cr... Read More