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Persian Studies Under the Sultans of Bengal 1204 to 1576 A D

By Gholam Sarwar

Price : Rs550.00 | $ 20.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Foreword, Prefatory note, Preface, Abbreviations, System Translation, Introduction chapter Early Muslim settlements in Bengal, Persian Studies under the Early Governors and Sultans, Promotion of Persian under the Hyas Shahi and Habashi Sultans, contribution of Husain Shahi Sultans to Persian Studies, Persian under the Sur and Karrani dynasties, role of Mosques, Madrasas and Khanqahs, Persian Inscriptions in Bengal, Influences of Persian on Bengali Language and Literature, conclusion, Appendix, bibliography, Index ... More

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Paippalada- Samhita of The Atharvaveda Vol 1

By Dipak Bhattacharya

Price : Rs1,400.00 | $ 50.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Critically edited from palmleaf manuscripts in the oriya script discovered by durgamohan bhattacharya and one Sarada Manuscript volume one consisting of the first fifteen kandas ... More

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Paippalada- Samhita of The Atharvaveda Vol 2

By Dipak Bhattacharya

Price : Rs400.00 | $ 25.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

The Paippalada-Samhita of the Atharvaveda was originally the most prominent branch of the Atharvaveda and was known as such to Yaska, Panini, the author of the Mahabhasya and even later. The Paippalada-Samhita often reveals its closeness to the common people. Its decline in the middle ages seems to have been related to that and to the parallel rise of the S"aunakiya-Samhita as the main text of the Atharvaveda ... More

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An Enquiry into the Status of Lepcha

By Satarupa Dattamajumdar

Price : Rs1,000.00 | $ 40.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgement, Abbreviations, Chapter 1 Introduction, The Lepchas, Geographical Location, Linguistic filiation of Lepcha, Study of Literature, chapter II Population and Social Dynamics,the Linguistic Status of lepcha A Grammatical Sketch, Chapter IV The Linguistic status of Lepcha developement of the language, Chapter V Language attitude of the Lepchas in the Multilingual Context, Chapter VI Ethno Linguistic Vitality of Lepcha. Chapter VII Conclusion The Omplicationof the Study in Language Planning, Appendix, bibliography, Subject Index ... More

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Mathuri, Jagadisi and Kanadi on Gangesa's Avayavacintamani

By Subuddhi Charan Goswami

Price : Rs360.00 | $ 20.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Bibliotheca Indica series no 338 Mathuri, Jagadisi and Kanadi on Gangesa's Avayavacintamani ( Text & notes,) Avayavacintamani English Translation, Mathuri text and notes, Jagadisi Text and notes, Kanadi text, selected bibliography, Glossary, index of references, Facsimile of Manuscripts used... More

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A Descriptive Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Collection of The Asiatic Society : The Asiatic Society Collection Vol. I: Tantra Manuscripts

By Edited by S R Banerjee

Price : Rs1,500.00 | $ 60.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

he present volume is a compendium of tantric texts which deals with the vivid description of various subjects of tantric literature ... More

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Paippalada Samhita of The Atharvaveda Vol 4

By Dipak Bhattacharya

Price : Rs750.00 | $ 25.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Critically edited from palmleaf manuscripts in the Oriya script discovered by Durgamohan Bhattacharya and one Sarada Manuscripts. Paippalada Samhita of The Atharvaveda Vol 4 has abundant philosophical material and seems to have been relatively close to the common people. Its decline might have been related to that and the rise of the saunakiya-Samhita as the main text of the Atharvaveda. a mutilated and hugely corrupt birch-bark Sarada Script manuscript of the AVP had been known fromthe seventies of the nineteenth... More

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Paippalada- Samhita of The Atharvaveda Vol 3

By Dipak Bhattacharya

Price : Rs400.00 | $ 20.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

The Paippalada-Samhita of the Atharvaveda was originally the most prominent branch of the Atharvaveda and was known as such to Yaska, Panini, the author of the Mahabhasya and even later. ... More

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The Rajbansis of North Bengal

By Charu Chandra Sanyal

Price : Rs800.00 | $ 35.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Foreword. Preface. 1. Distribution, environment and character of Northern Rajbansis. 2. The material culture of the Rajbansis. 3. Birth customs. 4. Marriage customs, inheritence, types of marriage, Porua or Gotra. 5. Death and its attendant ceremonies. 6. Social relations. 7. Religious beliefs and practices. 8. Supernatural agencies and their propitiation. 9. Riddles. 10. Songs: music and musical instruments. 11. Quarrel between two villagers. 12. Dialect of the Rajbansis and an outline of grammar. 13. Vocabulary. Index. ... More

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Hindu Deities in Thailand An Iconographic Study

By A K Bhattacharyya

Price : Rs1,250.00 | $ 35.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Hindusim in Thailand, Hindu Deities in Mon-Dvaravati times, Hindu Deities Under the Srivijaya Kingdom, Hindu Deities in Lophuri times, Hindu Deities inSukjothai Era and its Style, Hindu Deities in lanna Art, Hindu Deities Ayutthaya Times, Hindu Deities Rattanakosin Bangkok times Glossary, Select bibliography, Index, Maps ... More

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A Descriptive Catalogue of The Tibetan Lhasa: Zhol Edition Kangyur Rgyud ( Tantra)

By Bhakti De ed Suniti Kumar Pathak

Price : Rs850.00 | $ 35.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Foreword, An Elucidation, Introduction, Abbreviations, Descriptions of the Manuscripts, Appendix Tibetan names of the Manuscripts ( in serial order), Sanskrit names of the Manuscripts ( In English alphabetical order) Names of the Tibetan Lotsaba ( Translators), Names of the4 Indian and Nepalese Panditas ( In alphabetical order ), Names of the Revisers ( both Tibetan and Indian) The Lhasa Tantra collection ( Zhol edition) is described like a garland. This collection has been developed by many orthodox Tantra Text like... More

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A Descriptive Catalogue of The Indigenous Tibetan Manuscripts

By Archana Roy ed Suniti Kumar Pathak

Price : Rs700.00 | $ 30.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

The Tibetan Manuscripts have reached India in various ways. Csoma=de-Koros, Rai Bahadur Sarat Chandra Das and others went to Tibet and brought a huge number of Tibetan Manuscripts with them. These are deposited in different repositories of India like The Asiatic Society, Calcutta University and some other places. The Tibetan Manuscript is commonly known as Kan-gyur, the canon and Tan=gyur, the commentaries. The present catalogue has a number of miscellaneous texts dealing with different interesting topics. In this collection a... More

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Asia : Persia and India : John Ogilby

By Edited by Aniruddha Ray

Price : Rs3,000.00 | $ 65.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Facsimile Edition original edition 1673. Foreword/Ramakanta Chakrabarty. 1. Introduction/Aniruddha Ray. 2. Overviews of the maps/Manosi Lahiri. 3. Asia : Persia and India (Facsimile)/John Ogilby. John Ogilby's Asia : Persia and India (1673), an extremely rare book, was found in a pile of books kept in a corner of the library of Bangiya Sahitya Parisat of Kolkata, which, though a famous cultural institution.... More

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Gold Coins in the Collection of the Asiatic Society

By Edited by Sutapa Sinha

Price : Rs2,500.00 | $ 70.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgement. 1. Introduction. 2. Descriptive catalogue of gold coins: i. Non-Islamic Indian coins. ii. Islamic Indian coins. iii. Foreign coins. iv. Unattributed Gold pieces. Index... More

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Dictionary of Buddhist Doctrinal and Technical Terms

By Binayendra Nath Chaudhury

Price : Rs840.00 | $ 30.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

The present volume Dictionary of Buddhist Doctrinal and Technical Terms based on the Pali and Sanskrit-Buddhist has been compiled by Professor Binayendra Nath Chaudhury.... More

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The Rajbansis of North Bengal

By Charu Chandra Sanyal

Price : Rs800.00 | $ 0.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Foreword. Preface. 1. Distribution, environment and character of Northern Rajbansis. 2. The material culture of the Rajbansis. 3. Birth customs. 4. Marriage customs, inheritence, types of marriage, Porua or Gotra. 5. Death and its attendant ceremonies. 6. Social relations. 7. Religious beliefs and practices. 8. Supernatural agencies and their propitiation. 9. Riddles. 10. Songs: music and musical instruments. 11. Quarrel between two villagers. 12. Dialect of the Rajbansis and an outline of grammar. 13. Vocabulary. Index... More

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Alexander Csoma De Koros (2 Vols-Set)

By P J Marczell

Price : Rs1,200.00 | $ 40.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Vol. I. Csoma Korosi's Planet: Foreword. Preface. Introduction. A short overview of Csoma's life and achievements. Acknowledgements. 1. William Moorcroft's ad hoc secretary. 2. William Moorcroft's pioneering memorandum. 3. Csoma Korosi's Zanskari guides in Tibetan learning. 4. Dr. Gerard's plan with Csoma for a pilgrimage. 5. Csoma Korosi's intervention between Hodgson and turnour. 6. Extracts from letters by Csoma Korosi published in his lifetime but omitted in his collected works. 7. Csoma, the librarian, and his lower Saxon background. 8.... More

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Nyayasutras with Nyayarahasya of Ramabhadra Sarvabhauma and Anviksikitattvavivarana of Janakinatha Cudamani (2 Vols-Set)

By Prabal Kumar Sen

Price : Rs1,100.00 | $ 50.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Nyayarahasya is a commentary by Ramabhadra Sarvabhauma on Chapters I-IV of Nyayasutra-s of Gautama, while Anviksikitattvavivarana is a commentary by Janakinatha Cudamani, the father of Ramabhadra Sarvabhauma on Chapter V of Nyayasutra-s. These important commentaries are being published for the first time in the Bibliotheca Indica Series... More

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Tantrayana Art : An Album: With Introduction and Notes

By S.K. Saraswati

Price : Rs900.00 | $ 0.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Foreword. Preface. Introduction. Descriptive notes on illustrations: 1. Maitreya. 2. Manjusri. 3. Avalokitesvara. 4. Tara. 5. Marichi. 6. Chunda. 7. Prajnaparamita. 8. Jambhala: Vasudhara. 9. Vajrasatva. 10. Vajrapani. 11. Heruka: Nairatmya. 12. Vajrayogini. 13. Sambara. 14. Yamari (Yamantaka). 15. Bhutadamara. 16. Trailokyavijaya. 17. Halahala Lokesvara. 18. Mahamayuri. 19. Mahasarasvati. 20. Ushnishavijaya. 21. Aparajita. 22. Parnasavari. 23. Vagisvari. 24. Nirukti Pratisamvit. 25. Life of Gautama Buddha. 26. Dhyani Buddhas. 27. Buddha wearing jewelled ornaments. 28. Paintings. Glossary.... More

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The Yuga Purana

By Edited by John E. Mitchiner

Price : Rs400.00 | $ 0.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Preface. Introduction. 1. The Yuga-Purana and the treatises of Garga. 2. The authenticity of the Gargiya-jyotisa. 3. The authenticity of the Yuga-Purana. 4. Previous editions and textual studies. 5. The manuscripts of the Yuga-Purana. 6. The structure of the Yuga-Purana. 7. The language of the Yuga-Purana. 8. Correspondences between the Yuga-Purana and other works. 9. Sectarianism in the Yuga-Purana. 10. The historicity of the account: A. Janamejaya Pariksit. B. Udayin and the founding of Pataliputra. C. Salisuka in Pataliputra. D.... More

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Time Past and Time Present : Two Hundred and Twenty-Five Years of the Asiatic Society

Price : Rs1,500.00 | $ 50.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. The Asiatic Society: 1784-2008: An overview. 2. The dialogue with the East: i. Introduction. ii. The house on Park Street. iii. Manuscripts. iv. Inscriptions. v. Paintings. vi. Etchings and engravings. vii. Lithographs. viii. Images. ix. Maps. x. Archives. xi. Rare books. xii. Gold coins. 3. Publications. 4. Busts. 5. A note on the Busts. Select Bibliography... More

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Mystical Buddhism : From a Sibylline Perspective

By Satadal Kargupta

Price : Rs1,200.00 | $ 40.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The philosophical background of sibylline literature. 3. Sibylline features in Buddhism. 4. Buddhistic sibylline performances. 5. Buddha’s mastery over sibylline lore. 6. The Buddhist notion of fate and free will. 7. The role of Jyotisa in Buddhism. 8. Reflections on the horoscope of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. 9. A short study of the Yogadhyaya of the Bhrgu Samhita. 10. The Bhrgu Samhita and Buddhist India. 11. Buddhist paticca Samuppada and Rasicakra in the Yogadhyaya. 12.... 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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The Modern Bengali Dictionary for Non-Bengali Readers, Vol. IV: Consonants (ta-na)

By Edited by Pabitra Sarkar

Price : Rs1,000.00 | $ 0.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Contents: Foreword. Prefatory notes.1. Introductions (A note on Bangla Phonology). 2. List of abbreviations. 3. Symbols used in the dictionary. 4. List of books consulted. 5. The dictionary (ta-na).... More

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An Approach to the Cultural Mapping of North-East India

By Pratibha Mandal

Price : Rs750.00 | $ 20.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Foreword. Introduction. Preface. 1. Prologue. 2. The land and the people. 3. The tales. 4. Motifs identified in the tales. 5. Folktale maps. 6. Epilogue. Notes. Information on the tellers. Glossary of non-English terms. References. General Index. The present treatise is a continuation of cultural mapping of India in N.K. Bose's line in the field of folktales for a limited area, viz., Northeast India. The mapping has been done from three aspects: complete tales motifs and non motif features.... More

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