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.
Geoffrey Bawa – A Conscious Perception
This book is all about giving the readers a peek view into the life of Geoffrey Bawa; Sri Lanka?s most famous architect. aA book that reveals an insight into his work through his most famous projects accompanied by beautiful hand-drawn illustrations. Alluring and simply authentic, these self-narrative illustrations are a result of personal experience. This book will give readers an understanding of how successfully Geoffrey Bawa had inculcated spaces, vistas, and landscape with that of the built environment bringing about a touch of Modern Tropism and fusing it together with the rich culture and traditions of Sri Lanka.
Transformation Beyond Sight
Transformation Beyond Sight is a gripping narrative of the author?s experience in the hospital administration of Kasturba Hospital (KH), Manipal. As an experiential account, the present book provides insights into the thoughts, concerns, and apprehensions of prospective hospital administrators, and spotlights the vital role played by a hospital administrator in the day-to-day operations of KH, which is also an advanced healthcare facility.This book draws attention to the transformational quality of the author?s experiences to emphasize that the evolution in leadership and management of the teaching hospital went hand-in-hand with the transformation of the author?s administrative skills, and his own persona as a diligent administrator. The biographical undertone also provides an insight into the complex and dynamic healthcare environment, alongside the competencies, creativity, and mindfulness necessary for an administrator. This book narrates a hospital administrator?s engagements with the traditional processes and his attempts to bring about effective changes in the management and monitoring of operations of KH and the overall management of a healthcare facility.
Vaidehi Kathana is the first full-length literary critical study of the fictional, non fictional and poetic narratives of Vaidehi, who is considered to be one of the most celebrated contemporary Indian writers in Kannada. This work reviews, introduces, discusses and interprets all the writings of Vaidehi, which include short stories, poems, essays and a novel. The book examines how this great Indian writer has been reacting and responding to her time and space for the last four decades. The book shows how Vaidehi?s poetics has so subtly blended with her politics thereby creating some of the outstanding masterpieces in poetry and fiction of our times. The book discusses the special features of Vaidehi?s feminist perspectives as well as the uniqueness of her narrative skills. Arguing that Vaidehi?s spiritual triumph is demonstrated in her technical triumph, the book draws the attention of the non-Kannada readers to the entire body of Vaidehi?s writings. Lucidly translated into English by the noted translator O L Nagabhushana Swamy, T P Ashoka?s Vaidehi Kathana provides a meaningful opportunity for the non-Kannada readers to familiarize themselves with one of the greatest contemporary writers of India. T P Ashoka?s Vaidehi Kathana is a significant contribution to modern Indian literary criticism. The book provides an interesting reading not only to the students of literature, researchers and teachers but also appeals to the general readers.
Linear Algebra with Applications
Linear Algebra with Applications portrays selected articles published earlier by Prof Ravindra B Bapat in various reputed journals. This volume published in honour of Prof Bapat, on the occasion of his 60th birthday, consists of his original research articles written in the area of (i) Permanent, Determinant and their applications, (ii) Non-negative Matrices, (iii) Matrix Methods in Statistics and Graph theory, and (iv) Generalized Inverses of a Matrix. Starting with an article A Generalization of a Theorem of Ky Fan on Simplicial Maps, his first article published in 1980, several articles probing the properties of permanent and determinant, characterization of generalized inverses, spectral properties of graphs, and applications of matrix methods in statistics are compiled in this volume. The articles selected in this book will certainly inspire the young linear algebraists and provide several matrix techniques to solve different problems in the area of applied linear algebra.
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.
Kannada Theatre History 1850-1950: A Sourcebook
This source book on Kannada theatre history is a valuable contribution to the larger field of Indian Theatre Studies. Avoiding the shortcuts of an overview or a Wikipedia-like assemblage of information, it delves into the lives, histories, struggles, debates and anecdotes surrounding some of the most pioneering figures in the shaping of Kannada theatre between 1850-1950. The selection of primary sources, most of which are being made available in English for the first time, is nothing short of a revelation in the way it illuminates insights into the actual making and thinking of theatre practice. Here we have a model of how the construct of ?Indian Theatre? can be textured, inflected, individuated and problematized at regional, local and intracultural levels. ? Rustom Bharucha .This book is a labour of love by scholars who not only love Kannada theatre, but want to pass on their enjoyment of it. Delving deep into folklore oral history, local history, gossip debate and discourse, the editors bring out the world of Kannada theatres in pluralistic terms. Scholarship and playfulness combine to create a powerful act of storytelling where the book itself mimics the career of Kannada theatre. As an anthology it becomes an initiation rite, an introduction to all the great figures, not as hagiography but as nuanced analysis. Big questions and little questions combine to create both a sense of combativeness and a wonderful feeling of homecoming. Like tricksters, they break the binaries of tradition and modernity, treating it almost like a bad play which needs new scripts and new performers. A wonderful anthology. A deeply desi book, with all the cosmopolitanism of world theatre. ? Shiv Visvanathan
A Concise Textbook of Drug Regulatory Affairs
This book has 12 chapters covering nearly all the areas of Drug Regulatory Affairs. Various aspects of Drug Regulatory Affairs such as new drug approval procedure, pharmacovigilance, product recall, evolution of drug regulations in the United States of America (USA) and process of drug approval in the USA and European Union, bioequivalence regulations, electronic Common Technical Documents (eCTD), environmental regulations, orphan drugs pharmaceutical pricing and control policy, Pharmacovigilance system in India and the USA, Product Recall, regulations of pharmaceutical drug promotion and Pharmacy Practice regulations are covered in this book. As a whole, the book is a comprehensive reference book on regulatory affairs and will be very useful for the practicing professionals and students alike.
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.