Studies in Jaina Art and Iconography and Allied Subjects (In Honour of Dr. U.P. Shah)
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ISBN-10 : 81-7017-316-7 / 8170173167
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xv, 366p., Illus., Plts., Maps, 29 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Dr. Umakant P. Shah: an indologist and art historian/Ratan Parimoo; 2. 2. Dr. U.P. Shah--some reflections/R.N. Mehta; 3. Jaina iconography: evolution and appraisal/Maruti Nandan Prasad Tiwari; 4. Two Jain Yantras of the fifteenth century/Pratapaditya Pal; 5. Vaddamanu--an early Jaina site in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh/M. Kasturibai and J. Varaprasada Rao; 6. Jain epistemology/R.T. Vyas; 7. Some educational implications of Jain philosophy/Harshad V. Vyas; 8. Doctrine of karma and Jaina ethics/H.M. Joshi; 9. The regional tradition of early medieval Sapta Matrka sculptures in western India (Rajasthan and Gujarat)/Shivaji K. Panikkar; 10. Jaina sculptures from Rohtak/Devendra Handa; 11. A rare marble sculpture of Naminatha from Bhatinda, district Bhatinda, Punjab/D.R. Gehlot; 12. Indian cave-temple architecture: an assessment/K.D. Bajpai; 13. Local history and Chaitya Paripati/R.N. Mehta; 14. Hayagriva at Khajuraho/Devangana Desai; 15. A proposed methodology for the study of system of proportions in Indian temple architecture--the case study of Sunak Temple//Ratan Parimoo; 16. On some of the iconometric details in the Samarangana-Sutradhara of Bhojadeva/N.M. Kansara; 17. Khajuraho: beginning of new iconological cycle/Deepak Kannal; 18. Invocations and petitions in the Soma hymns of Rgveda-Samhita IX/J. Gonda; 19. The notion of distinctive features in Sanskrit phonetics/Madhav M. Deshpande; 20. Mamaki and the altindische grammatik/Dipak Bhattacharya; 21. A note on Asti/G. Cardona; 22. Ramayana and public discourse in medieval India/Sheldon Pollock; 23. The cult of Parasurama and its popularity in Orissa/Thomas Eugene Donaldson; 24. Manuscript sources for old Gujarati/old western Rajasthani dialectology/Ernest Bender; 25. On the status of old Indo-Aryan reconstructions/S.M. Katre; 26. Lists of the major Puranas as obtained in the Puranas/H.G. Shastri; 27. Ramayana manuscripts/John Brockington; 28. A note on passages 9 and 13 of appendix I of the Uttarakanda/C. Lakshmi Narasimha Moorty; 29. Hagiography and sects in the medieval Vaisnava Bhakti of western India/Francoise Mallison; 30. Sanskrit geographical tables/David Pingree; 31. Modern Sanskrit plays: a brief survey/A.N. Jani; 32. The Vivarta/Ram Murti Sharma; 33. Some unconventional views of Rasa/V.M. Kulkarni; 34. Some minor Ramayana-poets in the medieval Gujarati literature/Devdatta Joshi; 35. Puranic etymologies: some remarks/S.G. Kantawala; 36. 'Sita-Tyaga'--whether Kalidasa wrote it first?/Gautam Patel; 37. Indo-European beliefs in classical Greek and Indian drama/Bharat Gupt; 38. Marital status of the Nymph Urvasi in Kalidasa's Vikramorvasiyam/Rajendra Nanavati; 39. Contents of Ramayana--some observations/M.M. Pathak; 40. The compound verb in Gujarati and its use in connected text/Peter Edwin Hook; 41. New light on the ancient history of Kausambi/Ajay Mitra Shastri; 42. A survey of manuscript--collections in Gujarat/Siddharth Yeshwant Wakankar.
The present volume is published by the Oriental Institute, M.S. University of Baroda in sacred memory of late Dr. U.P. Shah, Ex-Deputy Director and General Editor, Ramayana Deptt. of the Institute. It contains research articles specially written by scholar-friends of Dr. Shah from the world over, ranging from Jaina Philosophy, Jaina Iconography, Art-History to Indian Literature in general, as his interest too ranged to all the afore-mentioned subjects. As will be evident from the life-sketch and the bibliography of his works, Dr. Shah made an impact in the field of Jaina Iconography and Art-History, though he handled, with equal felicity, subjects related to Oriental studies. Some of the articles appearing in this volume break new ice regarding certain knotty points of Jaina philosophical thought and religious practices. It would be helpful to view the contents of this volume from the standpoint of long, mutual affinity and correlatedness of the ancient Vedic and Jaina traditions that flourished coevally over a great stretch of time in this country of uncommon tolerance and understanding of opposing ideas and ideals, evincing brilliant insights into the problems of Being and Consciousness ever probed by human mind. The methodology of symbolical representation of transcendental principles and perceptions evolved in both Jaina and Brahmanical traditions of thought is well-documented in this volume, which will prove to be a treasure for the students of Oriental studies in general and Indology in particular.