Early Buddhist Artisans and their Architectural Vocabulary
The early Buddhist architectural vocabulary, being the first of its kind, maintained its monopoly for about half a millennium, beginning from the third century BCE. To begin with, it was oral, not written. The Jain, Hindu, and other Indian sectarian builders later developed their vocabulary on this foundation, though not identically. An attempt is made here to understand this vocabulary and the artisans who first made use of it.
In the epigraphic ledger, the first reference to the mythical creator of the universe, the Vi?vakarma (Vi?akama), is made on the th?pas at Sanchi and Kanaganahalli; the earliest excavators of cave temples, comprising five specialists ? selav?haki, n?yikamisa, ka?hicaka, mah?ka?aka and m?thaka ? as well as a team of master-architects and supervisors, called the navakamis, appear at Kanheri. Besides these, there were also others called ?vesanis, atev?si?as, ?c?ryas, and up?jjh?yas all over the Buddhist world. The list does not end with these, because there were yet others called va?hakis (carpenters), seli-va?hakis (stonecutters), sela-r?pakas (stone sculptors), m??hakas (polishers), and so on. All these artisans who have recorded their life stories on the stone surface are identified, and their professional contributions evaluated here for the first time.
Childhood Cancer is a major medical problem in most of the societies of the modern world. Though enough literature is available on the subject, it is not easily intelligible to common people. An ordinary parent whose ward is affected by any form of childhood cancer would beat a loss without the basic information. This book is aimed at educating a non-professional who wishes to grasp the problem in detail and in a simple way. The book primarily deals with the signs and symptoms of cancer in children which enable early detection. It is written in a lucid manner to remove the myth among parents that diagnosis of cancer in children amounts to a death sentence. Many of the childhood cancers, if detected early, can be cured completely, and the patients can live the rest of their lives like any other normal people. The book is an attempt to create this awareness among parents through proper information about the disease. Further, the book would also serve as a manual for MBBS students and professionals in other fields for primary treatment and management of the childhood cancer patients.
Legends of Travancore – A Numismatic Heritage
The Kingdom of Travancore in the Southern part of India was a native state in British India which was well known for its progressive outlook. Its enlightened royalty ruled the country as Sree Padmanabha Dasa. They had in place a well oiled administrative mechanism that implemented various programs and reforms, resulting in an overall development of Travancore. Though Travancore was under the colonial rulers, there was a well-orchestrated administrative machinery for coinage. Coins were minted as per the specifications ordered by the periodically issued Royal Proclamations. It is creditable that Travancore retained its independence in its functioning to a large extent. This book is an insight into the coins of Modern Travancore (from 1729 AD) which not only reflects the religious beliefs of the rulers, but also sketches the socio-political atmosphere of the period. Dr Joseph Thomas hailing from Thiruvananthapuram, is a Professor of Urology at Manipal University in India. His passion for collecting coins developed into a serious numismatic pursuit. His special area of interest is the study of the history of Venad and Travancore. His detailed study of the Travancore coins and the various related issues give an insight into the rich numismatic heritage of modern Travancore. He is a Life Member of the Philatelic and Numismatic Association of Thiruvananthapuram and a Life Member of the South Indian Numismatic Society, Chennai.
The Practice of Geopolitics
Intended to be a Practioner?s Guide to Geopolitics, the book provides a look into the thought processes that generate correct and timely analysis of global events. Geopolitics needs to weave within its analytical grasp economics, society, strategy and even culture, as the science deals with overall national capabilities as well as the mutal synergy and frictions between nations. Although a broad range of subjects has been covered in the book, each is anchored in the ground reality of events having a profound impact on the lives of citizens and on world events. The growing interconnectedness of the globe has resulted in a need to do away with the popular west centric models of international relations and to view events not through that single prism but from a holistic viewpoint that accepts the relevance and maturity of different histories and geographies. What the book provides is an alternativeWeltanschauung to the dominant models of geopolitical analysis, so that the science is enabled to cross beyond the narrow boundaries which have confined. The scope and applicability of its analysis. The rise of Asia needs a geopolitical vision unique to the continent, and this is what has been provided by Professor Nalapat.
Ayurvedic Inheritance- A Reader’s Companion
In ancient India, learning spanned four quarters of one’s life. Learning was sought from the teacher, from one’s individual effort, from fellow students and in the last quarter, from the school of life itself. This book belongs to the third quarter for students of Ayurveda regardless of their background in medicine, science, or humanities. Apart from topics in the eight branches of Ayurveda, the book also deals with Ayurvedic Biology which seeks to study the concepts and procedures of Ayurveda with the tools of modern biology. M S Valiathan is a National Research Professor of the Government of India. He is a medical graduate from the University of Kerala and completed his postgraduate training in general surgery from the University of Liverpool and other hospitals in the UK. He did his specialisation in cardiac surgery from the Johns Hopkins and Georgetown University Hospitals in the US. He was a cardiac surgeon for over three decades. His shift to Ayurvedic studies resulted in the publication of three volumes on Caraka, Susruta and Vagbhata, and an Introduction to Ayurveda. The Department of Science and Technology set up a Task Force in Ayurvedic Biology under his chairmanship to promote research in the nascent discipline.
Mysore History(Christa Shaka 1800 Ra Modalina Mysooru ithihaasa)
೧೮೦೦ ಕ್ರಿ. ಶ. ದ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಮೈಸೂರು ಇತಿಹಾಸವು ಪ್ರೊ. ಡಿ ಎಸ್ ಅಚ್ಯುತ ರಾವ್ ಅವರ ಜೀವನ ಮತ್ತು ಕೆಲಸದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ. ಮೈಸೂರು ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ಕುರಿತಾದ ಅವರ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಯು 1940-65ರ ಅವಧಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರು ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸಿದ ಹತ್ತು ಸೂಚ್ಯಂಕ ಲೇಖನಗಳಿಂದ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಅವರು ಭಾರತದ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಮತ್ತು ಅದರ ಅದ್ಭುತ ಭೂತಕಾಲವನ್ನು ಸಕ್ರಿಯವಾಗಿ ಜನಪ್ರಿಯಗೊಳಿಸಿದರು. ಮಹಾರಾಜಾಸ್ ಕಾಲೇಜ್ ಹಿಸ್ಟರಿ ಸೊಸೈಟಿ, ಭಾರತದ ವಸಾಹತು ಸಂಶೋಧಕರು ಮತ್ತು ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಶ್ವಕೋಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಮೈಸೂರು ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಉಪಕ್ರಮದಿಂದ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಇತಿಹಾಸದಲ್ಲಿ ಉಪಕ್ರಮಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತಪಡಿಸುವುದರಿಂದ ಅಂತಹ ಮೂರು ಲೇಖನಗಳನ್ನು ಸೇರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಎರಡನೇ ಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರ ಜೀವನಚರಿತ್ರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಅವರ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಶಿಕ್ಷಕ ಮತ್ತು ತಂದೆಯಾಗಿ ಅವರ ಜೀವನದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಅವರ ಅವಧಿಯ ಸಂದರ್ಭವನ್ನು ಒದಗಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಪುಸ್ತಕವು ಕಳೆದ ಶತಮಾನದ ಮಧ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಗೆ ಆಸಕ್ತಿದಾಯಕ ವಿಂಡೋವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತಪಡಿಸುತ್ತದೆ.
The Path of Proofs ? Pramanapaddhati of Sri Jayatirtha (2nd Edition)
The Path of Proofs: Pramanapaddhati of Sri Jayatirtha Epistemology of the Dvaita school of thought is presented in this short monograph Pramanapaddhati ? the Path of Proofs, authored by Sri Jayatirtha. Epistemology is the science of knowledge that deals with the origin and nature of cognitive events and their means. Acarya Madhva, the proponent of the Dvaita school, has explained about the epistemology of this new school in his works. Since Madhva?s language is profound and the elucidations are scattered over his several works, it is difficult to comprehend for a novice. Hence, Pramanapaddhati was composed by his successor of third generation Sri Jayatirtha. The simple and captivating style of this work is sure to ignite the interest in the readers to conduct further study in detail. This work is not only regarded as a standard textbook of Dvaita studies, but also considered as a basic authentic work in the Dvaita dialectic literature. The work is classified into three chapters; Pratyaksa, Anumana and Agama as a compendious yet full treatment of the Dvaita epistemology in smaller captions. Its discussion on the standpoints of other schools on various topics and their criticism is not much detailed. However, it is systematized and presented in an easily comprehendible style that can make even a novice understand the intricacies of Dvaita epistemology. The unique commentary skill of Sri Jayatirtha comprises of profound scholarship, style of exposition, lucid language, commitment to the original author, views on opposition with thorough knowledge, logical integrity, appropriate and comprehensive method of thinking. This work is rendered into English by Prof Shrinivasa Varakhedi adopting the mirror-translation method.
Educational Philosophy of Dr S Radhakrishnan
Educational Philosophy of Dr S Radhakrishnan effectively presents Radhakrishnan?s thoughts, highlighting their relevance to the present day. The author has at length discussed Indian Philosophy in comparison with the Western thought and successfully established that the East-West synthesis as propagated by Radhakrishnan is the need of the hour. The readers will also get an account of Radhakrishnan?s life story in the backdrop of the political history of pre and post-Independent India. This book is Dr V N Deshpande?s posthumous publication.
Manipal Manual of Ear Mould Making
Manipal Manual of Ear Mould Making is a comprehensive workbook of value to students of Audiology & hearing professionals who wish to understand the nuances of this skill that is paramount for optimization of hearing aid fitting. This is a compilation of the authors? years of experience in the deft skills of ear mould making and patient care in Manipal Ear Mould lab. Considerable efforts have gone in to bringing out this manual by incorporating appropriate pictures, stepwise procedures and simple instructions. This manual, besides appraising the readers of the procedure would also assist them in learning the dos and donts picked up out of the authors? clinical experience. This will be a reflection of our ongoing efforts to derive the best out of the rapidly developing technology in the area of hearing impairment.