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Vanga Down the Ages Cult Icons and Temples

By Gourisankar De

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Published by  : Sagnik Books, Kolkata

Preface. Introduction. Abbreviation. Authors. Transliteration chart. 1. Land and people. 2. The Brahmanical Religion, Buddhism and Jainism. 3. The popular cult. 4. The icons... More

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Chandraketugarh : A Lost Civilization, Vol. II

By Gourisankar De and Shubhradip De

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Published by  : Sagnik Books, Kolkata

1. Appreciation of terracotta art. 2. Environs of Chandraketugarh. 3. Padma : a river of north 24 parganas district. 4. Ancient Vanga : its archaeological treasures. 5. Chandraketugarh : successive periods of occupation. 6. Archaeology of coastal Bengal. 7. Chandraketugarh : problem of name... More

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Art of Bengal : The Sculptures of the Mahananda-Karatoya Valley Vol. I

By Malaysankar Bhattacharya

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Published by  : Institute of Oriental Studies

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Siva : the divine Ascetic. 3. Surya : the divine Healer. 4. Visnu : the universal God. 5. Sakti : the universal mother. 6. The minor cults and the lesser divinities. 7. Manasa and the cult of snake. Glossary. Index.... More

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Glimpses of Buddhist Bengal

By Malaysankar Bhattacharya

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Published by  : Institute of Oriental Studies

Preface and acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. Ancient Bengal: a stronghold of Buddhism. 3. Traces of Buddhism. 4. Schism and decline. 5. Directory of the Buddhist sites in Bengal. Abbreviations. Glossary. Index... More

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Kambuja A Blending of Indian Cultural Heritage

By Dr. Ramaranjan Das

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Published by  : Education Forum

Beginning of Architecultural & Sculptural Art in Cambodia and Indian Influences, Cp 3. Siva, Cp 4. Vishnu, Cp 5. Brahma and Minor Gods, Cp 6. Art and Historical Background, Bibliography, Journal etc... More

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Abhivadana A volume on Aspects of Indian History and Culture

By Editor Prof. Dr. Ian W. Mabbett

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Published by  : Institute of Inspiration of and Self Development

In Honour of Prof. Samaresh Bandyopadhyay as a scholar and as a man 1. Professor Dr.Samaresh Bandyopadhyay in the Eyes of some Eminent Academicians of Kolkata, 2. Professor Dr.Samaresh Bandyopadhyay in the Eyes of some eminent scholar of some other Cities of India 3. Professor Dr.Samaresh Bandyopadhyay in the Eyes of some Distinguished Academicians of foreign Countries, 4. Professor Dr.Samaresh Bandyopadhyay in the Eyes of some of his Friends and Admirers Etc.... More

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A Survey of Jainism and Jaina Art of Eastern India

By Debajani Mitra Dutta

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Published by  : R.N.Bhattacharya

With Special Emphasis on Bengal from the Earliest Period to the Thirteenth Century A.D Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Jainism in Eastern India. 3. Facts behind the development of image worship in Jainism. 4. Influence of the Yaksas and other primitive cults on Jainism Jain art. 5. The popular substratum. 6. Jainism and culture of West Bengal. 7. Extant images from Eastern India - part one. 8. Extant images from Eastern India - part two - Bengal. 9. Important images from... More

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Facets of Orissa History, Culture and Archaeology

By Baba Mishra

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Published by  : R.N.Bhattacharya

.N.B. Art Series No. XIV, Foreword. Preface. 1. Rise of civilization in the Tel River Valley, Orissa : an overview. 2. River Telavaha and its Janapadas. 3. Water management systems in early Orissa. 4. Sidelight on urbanization in ancient Orissa. 5. Kalahandi : a toponomical study. 6. Headless Goddess of Nuapada, Orissa : a study of its antiquity and identity. 7. Headless sculpture in the temple art of Kalahandi, Orissa. 8. Belkhandi : revisited. 9. Antiquities of Sankushgarh. 10. Chronology... More

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Excavations at Moghalmari : First Interim Report (2003-04 to 2007-08)

By Asok Datta

Price : Rs1,500.00 | $ 40.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgment. 1. Introduction/Asok Datta. 2. Cuttings and stratigraphy/Asok Datta. 3. Stratigraphy and chronology/Asok Datta. 4. Stucco art/Durga Basu. 5. Decorative and non-decorative bricks/Rajat Sanyal. 6. Pottery/Sharmila Saha, Sharmistha Chatterjee and Munmum Mondal. 7. Minor antiquities/Sharmila Saha, Munmun Mondal and Sharmistha Chatterjee. 8. Observations/Asok Datta. Appendix: Excavation 2007-08: an overview. Bibliography.... More

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Eloquent Earth : Early Terracottas in the State Archaeological Museum, West Bengal

By Gautam Sengupta; Sima Roy Chowdhury & Sharmi Chakrabroty

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Published by  : Directorate of Archaeology and Museum

1. Preface. 2. Acknowledgement. 3. Early terracottas of West Bengal: an introduction. 4. Catalogue: I. Divine and semidivine: i. Mother Goddess. ii. Sri Laksmi. iii. Lady with Hairpins. iv. Ganas, Yaksas and Nagas. v. Male and female figurines with different attributes. II. Mithuna Plaques. III. Animal riders. IV. Plaques with narrative content. V. Plaques and figurines of animals. VI.Miscellaneous. 5. Inventory of Terracotta. 6. Glossary. 7. Bibliography.... More

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Archaeology of Eastern India : New Perspectives

By Edited by Gautam Sengupta and Sheena Panj

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Published by  : Directorate of Archaeology and Museum

Introduction/Gautam Sengupta and Sheena Panja. I. The question of chronology and style: 1. Style and chronology: problems in evolving a temporal framework for the early historical terracottas from Bengal/Sima Roychowdhury. 2. The question of chronology and style in connection with early historic pottery of West Bengal/Durga Basu. 3. Two notes on chronology and style: evidence from Mahasthan/Sandrine Gill. II. The notion of a "site": 1. The notion of site: rethinking the microlithic of Western plateau land/Bishnupriya Basak. 2. The prehistoric... More

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Studies in the Heritage, History and Archaeology of Orissa

By Benudhar Patra

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Published by  : Punthi Pustak

Preface. 1. Archaeology and the maritime history of Ancient Orissa. 2. Trade routes and trade in Ancient Orissa. 3. The Temple City: in history and archaeology. 4. Dhauli: An early historic urban centre of Orissa. 5. Jaugada: an early historical fort town of Orissa. 6. Emperor Kharavela and his Capital City, Kalinganagari: An archaeological study. 7. New light on the identification of Che-li-ta-lo of Hiuen Tsang-An archaeological study. 8. Identification of Pu-Se-Po-K'i-li of Hiuen Tsang: New lights on Archaeological perspective.... More

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The N.B.P. Culture of Eastern India 2 vols set

By Durga Basu

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Published by  : R.N.Bhattacharya

Vol. I: Foreword. Preface. Introduction. 1. Geographical background. 2. N.B.P.W. yielding sites -- general distribution. 3. Economic political social life. 4. Religious back ground. 5. Village and towns and secular buildings in the N.B.P.W. period. Bibliography. Index Vol II 297 plates, 91 figures... More

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Temple Art of Late Mediaeval Bengal

By Nihar Ghosh

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Published by  : Suchetana

1. Introduction. 2. The social space. 3. Profile of architecture--preview. 4. Themes and representation--preview. 5. The craft organisation. 6. A review of the contemporary art practices and aesthetic evaluation. Appendices: i. The list of monuments. ii. Description of the exhibits. Reference. Index.... More

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Conservation and Restoration of Brick Architecture : Special Reference to Manipur: North-East India

By Edited by S.S.Biswas

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Published by  : Kaveri Books

Editorial. Preface. About ICOMOS. India ICOMOS Executive Board. ICOMOS National Committees. ICOMOS International Scientific Committees. India ICOMOS Members. 1. Manipur: a profile/S. Bheigya Singh. 2. Kangla Fort--a historical perspective (Historical, religious and archaeological significance)/Sarojini Devi. 3. Role of Mera Houchongba in the development of unity and integrity of Manipur/Sairem Nilabir. 4. Conservation methodology with special reference to Manipur/Nilanjan Bhowal. 5. Architecture at Kangla and its need for conservation/Bhabeshwar Tongbram. 6. Conservation and restoration of Shree Shree Govindaji Temple, Imphal, Manipur/B.C.... More

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Bankura a study of its Archaeological Sources

By Rupendra Kumar Chattopadhyay

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Published by  : Platinum Publishers

Bankura Land and People, Paleolithic Bankura Sites and Artefacts, Microlith using Tradition of Bankura, Ground and Polished Stone Tools : Sites and Tool types, Early village Farming Phases, Early History Bankura, Early Medieval Bankura, Epilogue, Copper Hoard in Bankura and Related Problems, list of Prehistoric Sites, Occurance of the Susunia Hill Complex discovered by the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Kolkata Select bibliography, Index .... More

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Vishnupur Temples Rhythm And Melody

By Barnali Dutta

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Published by  : Bingsha Satabdi

Prologue, Temple Architecture, Dedicatory Inscriptions, Social life on Terracotta Panels, Religious and Economic Life, Rhythm and Melody, Epilogue bibliography and Index... More

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Erotic Sculptures of Eastern India

By Malaysankar Bhattacharya, Susanta Kr. Biswas

Price : Rs1,400.00 | $ 30.00

Published by  : Institute of Oriental Studies

Forward, Introduction, The Millieu and the Mosaic, Those Immortal Structures, The Bhangima and Symbolism, the Close Up, In the End, Glossary, Index and Illustrations. 8 pages colour plates and 16 pages black and white plates. This book presented the Erotic Sculptures on the Walls of the Indian Temples along with the Numerous Icons of secular and religious nature just doesn’t seen to die. So much has been written, Photographically presented.... More

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The Visible Plants from Early Indian Sculptures : A Study Based on the Depiction in Stone and Terracotta Sculptures Housed at the Indian Museum Kolkata : Parts I and II

By Jayasri Lahiri

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Published by  : Punthi Pustak

A Study on the Depiction on Stone and Terracotta Sculptures. Part I: Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction. I. Historical context of some select sculptures from the Indian Museum. II. Plant profile in some early and medieval Indian Sanskrit and Pali texts: 1. Plants in Vedic Literature. 2. Plants and trees in the Pali Buddhist Literature. 3. The Arthasastra on Flora. 4. The Epics on the plant world. 5. Plants and trees in the works of Kalidasa. 6. Amarkosa on Vrksavarga. 6. Amarkosa... More

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Temple Architecture of Bengal

By Subrata Halder & Manju Halder

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Published by  : Urbee Prakashan

analysis of Stylistic Evolution From fifth to Nineteenth Century royal Size... More

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Art and Life : Bengal Art Through Ages

By Malaysankar Bhattacharya

Price : Rs1,650.00 | $ 45.00

Published by  : Sagnik Books, Kolkata

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The evolution of cults and their iconographic significance. 3. The market of artworks. 4. The map of Bengal Art. 5. The decline of art. Glossary. Index.... More

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India Malaysia Relations in the Post Cold War Period

By Anjana Ghosh

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Published by  : Minerva Associates

India Malaysia Relations in the Post Cold War Period from Indifference to Cordiality, Common suffering, Common Agenda, India Malaysia Bridging through Economics Impact of Major Powers on India Malaysia relation, India Malaysia in Regional and Multiliteral Forum etc... More

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A Historical Development of Middle-Indo-Aryan Language with reference to Buddhist Literature and Epigraphy

By Saheli Das

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Published by  : Punthi Pustak

Introduction – A General Survey, Palaeographic Records of Mia Languages, History, Structure and Characteristics of Pali and Prakrit The Early Mia Languages 6th century B.C 1st Century B.C. A Phase of change during the period between the 1st century B.C and 4th Century A.D., different literary prakrits 4th Century A.d – 6th Century A.D, Later development of Mia during the period between 6th Century A.D-10th Century A.D, conclusion bibliography index... More

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Couples In Art A Motif in Ancient High Civilization

By Chittaranjan Poddar

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Published by  : Pritonia

Prologue. Introduction. 1. Couples in Sculpture, Painting and Mosaic. Orient and Persia. Egypt. China. Greece. India. Loving Couples from the Neolithic Period. 2. Couples on Coins. The Hellenistic Kingdoms. The Roman Empire. Persia. India. Resume. References. List of Illustrations. Key to the Plates.... More

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Gaur The Medieval City of Bengal

By Edited by Gautam Sengupta and Sheena Panj

Price : Rs900.00 | $ 40.00

Published by  : Directorate of Archaeology and Museum

This is the third volume of Pratna Samiksha, New Series, published annually by the Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training, Eastern India. This Volume has been specially designed to be a thematic one enriched with a collection of research papers on the Medieval City of Gaur... More

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Vibrant Rock: A Catalogue of Stone Sculptures in the State Archaeological Museum, West Bengal

By Gautam Sengupta, Sharmila Saha

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Published by  : Directorate of Archaeology and Museum

Map of West Bengal Showing the Find spots of Sculptures, Brahmanical Sculptures, buddhist Sculptures, Jain Sculptures, Architectural Fragments, Appendix 1 Inscribed Sculptures, Appendix 2 Rock Types and Their Sources, List of Gifted Stone Sculptures in the State Archaeological Museum, Glossary, Select Bibliography... More

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Jagjivanpur Excavation Report

By Amal Roy

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Published by  : Directorate of Archaeology and Museum

Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgement, List of Plates, Section 1 The Site, Section 2 Documented sites and antiquities ( pre-excavation), Section 3 The Excavation, Section 4 Antiquities, Section List of Antiquties, Section 6 Terracotta Plaques, Section 7 Pottery, Section 8 Scientific Analysis, Section Resume Section 10 References, Books Journals and Periodicals... More

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A sourcebook of archaeology of the Himalayan Region: Arunachal Pradesh

By Sukanya Sharma

Price : Rs500.00 | $ 25.00

Published by  : Directorate of Archaeology and Museum

Preface. Introduction. Collected sources: 1. Prehistory. 2. Numismatics. 3. Epigraphy. 4. Ceramics. 5. Iconography. 6. Art and architecture. 7. Conservation. 8. Geological information. 9. Ethnic traditions of tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. 10. General view about archaeology of Northeast India. Conclusion. Index.... More

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Colonial architecture of Kolkata: reflections of the European building-art in Eastern enterprise

By Subrata Halder & Manju Halder

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Published by  : Urbee Prakashan

Classical and Medieval European Building idioms by the British brought about a fascinating range of architectural creations in this country during 18th and 19th century, especially in designs of Government and commercial buildings. In this book the authors have attempted to present an illustrated analysis of the gradual evolution of different European architectural styles etc ... More

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Art of Bengal The Sculptures of the Mahananda Karatoya Valley 2nd to 12th Century Volume 2

By Malaysankar Bhattacharya

Price : Rs2,000.00 | $ 50.00

Published by  : Institute of Oriental Studies

Preface & Acknowledgements, Introduction, Book 1 The Adi Buddha and the Dhyani Buddhas, The Images of Avalokitesvara, Other Male Divinities, the Female Divinities, The Decline of Buddhist Art, Book II Jaina Sculptures of the Mahananda Karatoya Valley, List of illustrations, Glossary, Index ... More

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