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 15 Jun 2015 New Books
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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
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A Brief History of India’s Geography
By Sanjeev Sanyal
Published by Penguin - 2013

 25 May 2015 New Books
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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
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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
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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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By Rudrangshu Mukerjee
The Telegraph - July 29 , 2011

For any professional historian, the project to w... Read More
 10 Apr 2015 New Books
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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
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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
Opaque watercolor, go... Read More
 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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Painted cotton cloth (pata) showing Jambūdvīpa, the central continent or 'is... Read More
 12 Mar 2015 New Books
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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
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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
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Aryans and British India
By Thomas R. Trautmann
Published by University of California Press - 1997

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"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
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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
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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
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Mathematical Achievements of Pre-Modern Indian Mathematicians
By T. K. Puttaswamy
Published by Elsevier, London - 2012

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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
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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
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Geometry in Ancient and Medieval India
By T. A. Sarasvati Amma
Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publications - 1979

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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
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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
 8 Jan 2015 New Books
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Residential Architecture in Bhoja's SAMARANGANASUTRADHARA
By Felix Otter
Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers - 2010

The Samaranganasutradhara, composed in the 11th century and commonly attributed to King Bhoja of Dhara, is one of the most remarkable silpasastras of northern Ind... Read More
 25 Jun 2014 New Books
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Paradigms of Indian Architecture: Space and Time in Representation and Design
By G. H. R. Tillotson
Published by Routledge - 2014

This book explores conceptions of Indian architecture and how the historical buildings of the subcontinent have been conceived and described. Investigating ... Read More
 29 May 2014 New Books
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Veer Savarkar - Father of Hindu Nationalism
By Jaywant Joglekar
Published by the Author - 1983

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 28 May 2014 New Books
New Book:
NEW DELHI: Making of a Capital
By Malvika Singh and Rudrangshu Mukherjee
Concept and visual research by Pramod Kapoor
Published by Roli Books - 2012

New Delhi was born at two o'clock on 12 December 1911, as King George V proclaimed it to be India's new capital at his grand Coronation D... Read More