Vol.1: Creativity in Art and Architecture: The Master Builder: From Nalanda to Bagh; Tribal Arts and Crafts; Skilled Craftsmen: The Folk Artisan; Cultural contours and Affinities; Spirit of the South: The people's Legacy.
Vol.2: Religious Legacy and Cultural Achievement: Culture and Cosmos: The Indian Consciousness; Culture and Quality of life; Culture of Creativity: Ethos and Ethics; Mother nature; The great Indian well-spring; Legacy of Religion: The Pervasive spirit of Rites and Rituals; Composite culture: Harmony of Unity in Diversity.
Vol.3: Cultural Millennia: Ancient and Modern: Indian ideal of Cultural synthesis; Roots of cultural Identity: Aspects of Vedic society; Culture and caste: sociology of Stratification; Ethos of a rural society: Culture and agriculture; Culture and Modernisation: society, Media and change; State and culture: Perception, policy and action.
Vol.4: Culture of Creativity: Footprints of Indian Civilization: Ancient Literary Traditions: Chronicles of the South; Reflections of creative spirit: Profile of Indian literature; Aesthetics of performing Arts: Classical Music and Dance; People's performing Arts: Tradition of Folk Theatre; Folk Expression: Songs and Sayings; Preserving Cultural Values: Permanence in the Modern World.
Invisible rivers of religion and culture have flowed into India since time immemorial; perhaps even before the birth of the great river Indus that has nurtured equally great civilizations. It is not surprising that the great religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, Christianity and Sikhism - have found a natural home in this great land of influences and confluences. The intricate mixing of religion and culture is as much part of the Indian ethos as song and dance, fairs and festivals. Yet, even as a distinctive entity, culture has manifested itself in several uniquely Indian ways; Strong family ties and loyalty, spontaneous fellow-feeling, natural friendliness, and a creative mind. All these and more are reflected in the articles and papers that constitute the present four-volume compilation on Indian culture and its vast sweep. While the task of capturing the essence of Indian culture is not humanly possible, the materials included herein are representative of all that it signifies. It is hoped that the work will find a cherished place in all libraries and centres of learning and culture, for the scholar as well as the lay reader.