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Symbols of India /

Symbols of India /
DK Number:DK-220390
ISBN: 9788129117793
Title: Symbols of India /
Author: Hem Shanker Ray.
Imprint: New Delhi : Rupa Publications India,
Physical Desc.: xxiv, 399 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Year: 2012
Price: USD 38.30
Subject Strings: India--Description and travel.
  India--Miscellanea.
  Signs and symbols--India.
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The fascinating variety in everything makes India a nation that is unique and so different from others. Hundreds of books have been written on every aspect of the country that has enjoyed a unique civilization for over 5000 years, but still the scope is very wide, as demonstrated through the present publication. It is a unique work by a talented author. The book provides a vivid description of over 80 symbols (objects, personalities, physical spaces, rituals and varied other themes), which are so closely associated with India's history, culture, society and identity. The reader will find the text many details which are facts but not-so-well-known, however very interesting. Even those who have lived in India or have visited the country extensively and intensively will surely find something new in each page of the book. An accomplished and successful scientist, Prof. Hem Shanker Ray has taught and worked in the field of Metallurgy for decades. He also writes fiction in English and Bengali.

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Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
THE NOTION OF INDIA
Ashoka the Great3
Ayurveda10
Classical Dances15
Gandhi19
Gautama Buddha28
Mother Teresa35
Namaste38
Rabindranath Tagore41
Sufism50
Varanasi53
Swami Vivekananda57
THE INDIAN IDENTITY
Ajanta Cave Paintings67
Delhi72
Diwali76
Elephant79
Ganesha83
Ganga (The Ganges)88
Gita91
Himalayas101
Holi103
India Gate and the Gateway of India106
Indian Railways (IR)108
Mantra112
The National Anthem and National Songs117
The National Emblem123
National Flag125
Neem128
Number Zero (O)131
Rashtrapati Bhavan133
Ratha Yatra Festival135
Sari142
Satyajit Ray145
Swastika149
Taj Mahal152
Thanjavur Temple159
The Holy Cow162
Tiger166
Turmeric169
Yoga171
FOUNDATIONS OF INDIAN SOCIETY
Caste System179
Classical Music184
Hinduism192
Indo-Islamic Heritage196
Mahabharata207
Mela225
Nalanda228
Panchatantra230
Ramayana235
Sanskrit251
Secularism254
The Sikh259
Vedas272
EXOTIC INDIA
Bangles281
Bindi284
Curry286
Darjeeling Tea289
Hindu Wedding293
Kohl296
Kamasutra298
Khajuraho301
Kohinoor304
Krishna308
Lotus316
Mango318
Nataraja321
Paan324
Peacock327
Rangoli329
Rudraksha331
Spices and Herbs333
Turban340
RISING INDIA
Auto-rickshaw345
Bangalore (Bengaluru)348
Basmati Rice352
Bollywood354
Indian English359
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITS)361
FADING SYMBOLS
Ambassador Car (The Amby)367
Bullock cart369
Dhyan Chand - the Wizard of Hockey371
Maharaja374
Rope Trick379
Acknowledgements382
Index383
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