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Current Studies on Indus Valley
Civilization (Vol. IX)
By- Toshiki Osada and Hitoshi
book contains papers concerning several animals, i.e. crocodile, ass and
unicorn written by the Finnish eminent scholar on Indus script, Professor Asko Parpola
and his colleague in Helsinki University, Professor Juha Janhunen who has
specialized on the Mongolic, Tugusic and Turkic languages widely spoken in
Eurasia. These animals’ motifs are found not only in the Indus seals but also
in the several mythological literatures from Eurasia, including India.
Another contributor is Professor Ajithprasad of Maharaja Sayajirao
University, Baroda, Gujarat. His paper deals with issues related to the early
Chalcolithic regional tradition of north Gujarat in western India.
Osada is a
Professor at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto and
the leader of Indus Project. He has conducted extensive field research on the
language and culture of Munda since 1984. He edited the book titled Indus
Civilization: Text and Context Vol. 1 (2006) and Vol. 2 (2009), and edited
with Dr. Uesugi the RIHN-Manohar Indus Project series titled Current Studies
on the Indus Civilization.
Endo is a
researcher scholar at the RIHN. He has carried extensive fieldworks at several
archaeological sites in Egypt, Mesopotamia and around the Indus.
ISBN 978-81-7304-948-4 2012 278p.
Buddhists in India Today: Descriptions, Pictures and Documents
By- Detlef Kantowsky
Detlef Kantowsky’s Buddhisten in Indien heute (1999)
brought to a German audience new material, including many photographs and
documents, on six facets of Buddhists’ life in India today. This English
translation by Hans-Georg Tuerstig will bring Kantowsky’s innovative study to
an even wider audience. He has examined the literature on the New Buddhists,
converts in the wake of Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism in 1956, and
also studied the All India Bhikkhu Sangha, the organization of monks chiefly
from that conversion. The efforts of the
Sangha as documented in their conferences are the new material in the
literature on the Ambedkar movement.
The Maha Bodhi Society chapter also contains an
unusual document, a letter from the founder, Anagarika Dharmapala, and the
chapter on Bodh Gaya introduces three maps from very different perspectives.
The central meaning of Nagpur to the Ambedkar movement is brought out and the
Indian wing of the British Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, the TBMSG, is
analysed. The Life of S.N. Goenka, who brought Vipassana meditation back to
India, and his establishment, Dhammagiri, brings the book to the close.
Dr Kantowsky examines these facets of Buddhists today
in a very personal way, including his opinions as well as the useful
photographs and documents he has discovered in his journey among Buddhists. He
has allowed Eleanor Zelliot to add her comments, sometimes contradictory, in a
chapter at the end of the volume to which he replies in a Postscript. The
result is a stimulating account of a living religion.
Kantowsky, born in Berlin in 1936, retired as Professor of Sociology from
the University of Konstanz (Germany) in 1999. He pursued postgraduate studies
at Banaras Hindu University from 1964 to 1967 and spent more than a year in a
village of Varanasi district. He has maintained close research contacts with
the region ever since, and is founder-editor (1990) of a series of publications
on ‘Buddhist Modernism’ especially in the West.
Professor emerita of History of Carleton College, Eleanor Zelliothas been visiting India for half a century. Since 1963 she has
done research on and written about the Ambedkar movement and all its facets.
She has also written on Maharashtrian intellectual history and the medieval
Beyond The Rhetoric: Vol. II: The Economics of India’s Look East Policy
By- Frédéric Grare and Amitabh Mattoo (eds)
Published in Association with
Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi
This volume is part of a research programme on
‘India’s Foreign Policy at the Turn of the Millennium: Forging New Partnerships
in South-East Asia’. As the strategic and security issues have been addressed
in the earlier volume, the present volume deals exclusively with economic
issues. It comprises eight contributions, and is the result of a second
workshop organized in New Delhi in April 2001.
In this connection the authors examine the potential
for increased economic relations between India and ASEAN, as well as the manner
in which the structural problems of the Indian economy could undermine these
relations. The various essays also seek to draw some lessons for India from the
Asian financial crisis.
With an market around 500 million people and a
combined gross domestic product of US $800 billion, ASEAN, one of the most dynamic
groups of nations in the world economy, was also perceived as a zone of
economic opportunity for India. Starting from a very low level, trade and
investments between the two partners developed rapidly. However, they remain
even today far below their full potential. The Asian financial crisis of 1997
is only a partial explanation for the unrealized and untapped potential.
Although improving at remarkable pace, India’s attractiveness remains limited
while its economy is still not export driven. These are some of the pivotal
issues addressed in this present volume.
Frédéric Grare is
presently Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of France in Pakistan. Earlier he was
Director of the Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi, and worked for the
Programme for Strategic and International Security Studies in Geneva.
is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu. He was Professor of
International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Director of the
Core Group for the Study of National Security at JNU. Dr Mattoo is also a
member of the National Security Advisory Board appointed by the Prime Minister
of India. He has been a visiting Professor at Stanford University and the
University of Notre Dame. Dr Matoo has published extensively, including seven
books and more than forty articles in leading international journals.