The Peshwa: The Lion and the Stallion
By Ram Sivasankaran
Published by Westland - 2015
It is the 18th century and despite the dominant Mughal rule, the Maratha Confederacy has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the Indian Subcontinent. The fragile peace betwe...
By Kusum Choppra
Published by Rupa Publications - 2012
Until recently, history told us very little about who Mastani really was. She has been known only as a ‘dancing girl’ due to lack of evidence about her true place in the Peshwa household. Daughter of Maharaj Chhatrasal of B...
The Presence of Siva
By Stella Kramrisch
Published by Princeton University Press - 1992
One of the three great gods of Hinduism, Siva is a living god. The most sacred and most ancient book of India, The Rg Veda, evokes his presence in its hymns; Vedic myths, rituals, and even astronomy...
Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa: Reflections on the Chola Naval Expeditions to Southeast Asia
By Hermann Kulke, K Kesavapany, Vijay Sakhuja
Published by Institute of Southeast Asian Studies - 2009
The expansion of the Cholas from their base in the Kaveri Delta saw this growing power subdu...
Hindu Gods and Goddesses in Japan
By Saroj Kumar Chaudhuri
Published by Vedams eBooks - 2003
Buddhism introduced many Hindu Gods and Goddesses to the Japanese. The rulers were the first to be attracted to them. Historical records show that they earnestly believed in the miracles of t...
Divine Images, Human Visions:
The Max Tanenbaum Collection of South Asian and Himalayan Art in the National Gallery of Canada
By Pratapaditya Pal
Published by National Gallery of Canada - 1997
A fascinating text by Dr. Pratapaditya Pal makes this an exciting narrative for the scho...