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Picture Perfect: A Handbook on Cosmetic Surgery

By Dr Mohan Thomas

New Delhi, India: Times Group Books, 2014. Dr. Mohan Thomas has for many years addressed the common queries on cosmetic procedures through the pages of popular magazines and strived hard to educate the public at large. In the recent years popularity of cosmetic surgery and skincare has been meteoric, but the accurate information about the procedures was not as forthcoming. This void along with the poor outcomes of treatment received by many is what prompted the idea of this handbook. The aim of this handbook is to have compiled information to keep people at large safe. Picture Perfect - A handbook on cosmetic surgery separates fact from fiction. It indicates what's safe and more importantly what not to do. It is written in an easy style with schematic diagrams for ready reference. The material validated by Dr. Mohan Thomas personal experience along with data from authentic sources. It is a must read for those who seek these services as well as those who may have a casual interest. This book should be a ready reference for every person looking to undergo such procedures.Printed Pages: 168.. First Edition. Softcover. New.

$7.00

Facial Beauty: Easy and Natural Steps to Ageing Well

By Giovanni Dicran Megighian

New Delhi, India: Times Group Books, 2013. Facial Beauty is generally associated with youthfulness, whereas ageing is perceived as loss of beauty and attractiveness. Nonetheless, there are people who retain their attractiveness even in old age. This book is about the observations and researches around the face, its attractiveness and well-being. The reader will be introduced to inspirational men and women who have influenced with their ideas and work, the crystallization of the concepts of this book. It is relevant especially today when modern society's lifestyle in deteriorating health and attractiveness is clearly evident. This book will be handy in making you look attractive and presentable even as you age.Printed Pages: 108.. First Edition. Softcover. New.

$5.00

SWADES: Ladakh the Land of Splendour

By Ranjan Ramchandani

New Delhi, India: KW Publishers, 2010. During my visits to India over the last few years I started to hear more and more about Ladakh from family and friends. Being a photographer and a nature lover, I decided I had to go visit the region for myself, only to discover that once is not enough. The mountains, the glaciers, the lakes, the monasteries and the people beckon you to return, so here I was planning my next visit even before I reached home in Singapore! The region’s natural beauty, its remoteness of location which fortunately allows it to remain unaffected to a large extent by the dilemmas of the modern world, the rich culture and heritage as well as great treks, promise to provide a great holiday experience for young and old alike.Printed Pages: 132.. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$38.95

Essentialism

By V.N.K. Reddy

Delhi, India: Bharatiya Vidya Prakashan, 1990. Softcover. New.

$18.00

Indian Theory of Aesthetics

By P.S. Shastri

Delhi, India: Bharatiya Vidya Prakashan, 1989. Softcover. New.

$18.00

Rigvedic Aesthetics

By P.S. Shastri

Delhi, India: Bharatiya Vidya Prakashan, 1986. Printed Pages: 439.. Hardcover. New/New.

$20.00

100 Beauty Techniques

By Parvesh Handa

New Delhi, India: Vij Books India Pvt. Ltd., 2011. Looking after the body is a natural phenomenon in everyone’s life. To keep a healthy and fit body, you need to look after your skin and hair, follow balanced diet, practice regular exercises including yoga and do body treatments like massage and spa etc.The book ‘100 Beauty Techniques’ by Parvesh Handa discusses the methods to look after complete body from head to toe in a professional manner. The author has described various skin problems and diseases and how to cope with them. Looking after the hair, an important aspect has also been covered in detail. Shaping up your body and maintaining a slim and trim figure requires to follow a specific schedule with balanced diet, yoga, massage, regular exercises and following a very tight body control. All this helps you make your body healthy and beautiful and simultaneously build your personality.Printed Pages: 182.. Softcover. New.

$6.00

Aesthetic Theories of India, Vol. III

By Dr Padma Sudhi

New Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd. In the second volume of the Aesthetic-theories of India, author enumerated all the theories which were built by studying critically the poeticians of the mediaeval period who culminated their aesthetical concepts in the literature of Kalidasa. In its third volume, after examining the Sanskrit-texts and Vernacular literatures thereby, the author sums up that every aesthetic theory has been entwined in the Yoga-activity by accepting its depth and height-psychology. Indian art-activity is the record of the Self where thoughts, words and deeds are harmonised and transformed into artistic consistency. They are gross manifestations of noble intentions of the artist-yogi. Accepting the Karmatheory and its essentials, existence is a perennial vibrant consciousness. Everything in nature had its past, everything has its future. Man has to bear this in mind in his onward march that present has been born along with himself to manifest and prosper beautifully his enjoyment of creativity. Yoga-activity assists in unfolding and giving expression to the unknown recesses of the mind, to reveal what man has earned during his several births. Art is the market-place of tested experiences where each artist has to pay dearly for his past delinquancy, then reforms himself. An this is the whole story of aesthetics where controlled practices of all five senses are glorified in the art-forms; performing and pictorial, plastic and tribal. It is through Yoga-activity an artist practises tranquility in turmoil, self-control in self-indulgence that leads to the evolution of integral personality. With the belief of this gradualism, it is found that Yoga-activity is the fountain head of Indian aesthetics which is the topic of this present book.Printed Pages: 282.. Hardcover. New/New.

$28.00

Ascetics and Kings in a Jain Ritual Culture (Lala S.L.Jain Research Series)

By Lawrence A. Babb

New Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1998. Jainism is aside from Buddhism, the only surviving example of India`s ancient non-Vedic religious traditions celebrated for its systematic practice of non-violence and for the rigor of the asceticism it promotes. It sheds light on a little known religious tradition and demonstrates that divine absence.Printed Pages: 254.. Softcover. New.

$15.00

A Bibliography of Alankarasastra

By Radhavallabh Tripathi

Delhi, India: Pratibha Prakashan, 2002. Printed Pages: 64.. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New. 15 x 23 Cm.

$12.00

Sarasvatikanthabharanam, Vol. III

By Sundari Siddhartha

New Delhi, India: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., 2009. The Sarasvatika??habhara?am is a work on poetics (Bhoja has another work on grammar under the same name). This encyclopaedic compilation is a record of the wide range of human experience and knowledge that interested Bhoja. It discusses the usual topics of poetics in an unusual manner- do?a, gu?a, do?agu?a, ala?kara, rasa, d?sya and sravya kavya. There are many earlier editions of this work, some with even two commentaries. But this alone has an English translation. The text has been exhaustively and incisively edited, without obscuring Bhoja's thought and intent.Poetry cannot be fitted into rigid classes either of matter or of manner. Rightfully is Bhoja unfettered by the terms and definitions, armed with which writers try to study "great poetry". Bhoja has a practical approach and does not involve in the speculation on the soul of poetry. He holds rasa to be the crux of poetry. S??gara is the foremost which can gather into itself all the other rasas. Bhoja uses Abhimana and aha?ara as synonymous with rasa. It is, hence, inferred that the identification with the action and with the chief character, on the part of the reader, brings about this delight. The self-transcending state of aesthetic delight, spoken of by Abhinavagupta may be a more advanced stage of this joy.. Hardcover. New/New.

$72.00

Elements of Indian Aesthetics, 2 Vols

By S.N. Ghoshal Sastri

Delhi, India: Chaukhamba Oriental Studies/Chaukhamba Orientalia, 1978. Born in an orthodox Brahmana family of Bengal and educated traditionally in Varanasi, Dr. S.N. Ghoshal Sastri started his carrier is a teacher of a Sanskrit Institution and an editor of the Chaukhambha Sanskrit Series, Varanasi. During the time, he had the privilege to sit under the feet of some celebrated scholars of the time; like MM. Pramathanatha Tarkabhusana, Mm. Balakrsna Misra and Mm. Gopinath Kaviraj He took active part in the 42-Movement and Went underground as a suspect of the Chaukaghat-case, Varanasi; that provided him a chance to learn English. Acquitted of the alleged charge, he completed university education from B.H.U. and joined Visva-Bharati with an experience of a Sanskrit lecturer for 12 years in jaunpur, and Varanasi, U.P. He was entrusted with teaching and editing MSS. in the Dept. of Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrta. In addition to his normal duties, he extended co-operation to other departments, like Philosophy, -Education and Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology. As a veteran teacher and seasoned manuscriptologist, he edited two Urtexts on Indian Aesthetics of the Scholastic School as well as the Neo-Rasa-School. He had the honour of compiling and publishing the 1st. volume of the Descriptive Catalogues of Sanskirt MSS. Deposited in the Sanskrit MSS. Section, Vidya-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati. Now, as an inmate of poet Tagore's hermitage, Santiniketan; he devoted his life to present the country a complete work of Indian Aesthetics, ventilating its three major streams; Poetry, Arts and Music, extracting their fundamental principles of 'One-in-two', from the Yamala stream of the Tantra-Sastra.. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$70.00

Sarasvatikanthabharanam, Vol. I

By Sundari Siddhartha

New Delhi, India: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/MLBD, 2009. The Sarasvatika??habhara?am is a work on poetics (Bhoja has another work on grammar under the same name). This encyclopaedic compilation is a record of the wide range of human experience and knowledge that interested Bhoja. It discusses the usual topics of poetics in an unusual manner- do?a, gu?a, do?agu?a, ala?kara, rasa, d?sya and sravya kavya. There are many earlier editions of this work, some with even two commentaries. But this alone has an English translation. The text has been exhaustively and incisively edited, without obscuring Bhoja's thought and intent.Poetry cannot be fitted into rigid classes either of matter or of manner. Rightfully is Bhoja unfettered by the terms and definitions, armed with which writers try to study "great poetry". Bhoja has a practical approach and does not involve in the speculation on the soul of poetry. He holds rasa to be the crux of poetry. S??gara is the foremost which can gather into itself all the other rasas. Bhoja uses Abhimana and aha?ara as synonymous with rasa. It is, hence, inferred that the identification with the action and with the chief character, on the part of the reader, brings about this delight. The self-transcending state of aesthetic delight, spoken of by Abhinavagupta may be a more advanced stage of this joy.Printed Pages: 466.. Hardcover. New/New.

$72.00

Comparative Aesthetics (Vol I: Indian Aesthetics), (Darshana Grantha)

By Dr Kanti Chandra Pandey

Varanasi, India: Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office, 1995. Printed Pages: 796.. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$15.00

Sanchi Sculptures: An Aesthetic and Cultural Study

By Manjushree Rao

Delhi, India: Vidyanidhi Prakashan/Chaukhamba Prakashan, 1994. This Book is a valuable contribution to the list of limited analytical treatises available on the famous Buddhist monuments of Sanchi. These well preserved monuments are highly purposeful and comprehensive in nature as these display each and every phase of the human life and activity and thereby giving us the glimpses o rich bygone culture. The author, being aware of these complexities, has approached the subject with great cautions and care. It is written with a roving aesthetic eye which estimates, evaluates and appreciates various aspects of the glory, splendour and art of the monuments and the sculptures. At the same time the cultural and socio-economic aspects have been kept well within the sight with proper coverages on history, religion, art, architecture, inconography, epigraphy, social customs and traditions and the economic climate. Both the aesthetic and cultural aspects have been surveyed painstakingly and thereafter, woven into a well knit and integrated study. Each chapter appears to be complementing the other though, analysed from the same source. It will be evident to the reader that this book, unlike the others, is not a mere narration of the architectural and sculptural details of the Sanchi monuments, but a comprehensive treatise presenting a vivid picture of the Indian Society and its aesthetics depicted in an unrivalled form at one of the earliest centres of ancient Indian art.Printed Pages: 260. . First Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$52.00

Essays on Jaina Art

By Ananda K. Coomaraswamy & Richard J. Cohen

New Delhi, India: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2003. His writings on Jaina art span the entire period of his active working life as an art historian. He published his first article on the subject in 1914 and ended with a book review in 1943, four years before his death. Jaina art and its symbolic inventory held a special place in Coomaraswamy's formulation of the history of Indian painting, indeed Indian civilization itself. He was the first to recognize its chronological place in the succession of style. The Jaina paintings are not only important for the student of Jaina iconography and archaeology which are illustrative of costumes, manners and customs, but are of greater interest because they are the oldest Indian paintings on paper, representing an almost unknown school of lndian artHolding the view that in order to make these paintings fully comprehensible, a short account of Jainism and of the legends of Mahavira and Kalakacarya, which are the main subject of the paintings is given in this volume. The chapters that follow deal with the explanation of various terms; Jaina cosmology; aesthetics and relationships of Jaina painting; the illustrated Jaina manuscripts; description of the figures; followed by a large number of illustrations.Printed Pages: 110.. Hardcover. New/New.

$29.20

Reflections on Aesthetics and Poetics

By Arun Ranjan Mishra

Delhi, India: Pratibha Prakashan, 2011. Printed Pages: 288.. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New. 15 x 23 Cm.

$11.00

Nature of Indian Aesthetics (With Special Reference to Slipa)

By Balarama Srivastava

Delhi, India: Chaukhamba Oriental Studies/Chaukhamba Orientalia, 1985. Dr. Balram Srivastava (b. 1930), a reputed scholar of Indian Art and Iconography was mostly educated in Banaras Hindu University and obtained Ph. D. degree from the same University in 1964. He was Assistant Curator and subsequently Curator in the Sanskrit University Museum, Varanasi, from 1959-1964. He joined the Deptt. of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Banaras Hindu University in 1964. Under the U. G. C. grants he has thoroughly explored the Orissan art-regions and at the invitation from Nepal he has also explored the Vagamati Valley in Nepal. He was invited with a travel grant by The Australian National University to read a paper on the 'Foundations of Early Mediaeval Art' in the 28th. International Congress of the Orientalists, held at Canberra in 1971. At present, he is working at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study as a Visiting Fellow on the Orissan Art Et Iconography. Besides a score of research papers on the different aspects of art and Indian Culture he has following books to his credit.Printed Pages: 198.. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$20.00

Aesthetics and Motivations in Arts and Science

By Kiran C. Gupta (Ed.)

New Delhi, India: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, 1996. This volume is a collection of twelve papers invited for a National Seminar based on the seminal work, "Truth and Beauty; Aesthetics and Motivations in Science" by the Nobel Laureate S. Chandrasekhar. The contributions are by experts in arts, fine arts and science, exploring the themes of creativity, beauty and truth in their respective subjects of specializations. It is hoped that this publication will lead to more dialogues between the practitioners of arts and sciences.Printed Pages: 199.. Hardcover. New/New.

$9.00

Sarasvatikanthabharanam, Vol. II

By Sundari Siddhartha

New Delhi, India: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/MLBD, 2009. The Sarasvatika??habhara?am is a work on poetics (Bhoja has another work on grammar under the same name). This encyclopaedic compilation is a record of the wide range of human experience and knowledge that interested Bhoja. It discusses the usual topics of poetics in an unusual manner- do?a, gu?a, do?agu?a, ala?kara, rasa, d?sya and sravya kavya. There are many earlier editions of this work, some with even two commentaries. But this alone has an English translation. The text has been exhaustively and incisively edited, without obscuring Bhoja's thought and intent.Poetry cannot be fitted into rigid classes either of matter or of manner. Rightfully is Bhoja unfettered by the terms and definitions, armed with which writers try to study "great poetry". Bhoja has a practical approach and does not involve in the speculation on the soul of poetry. He holds rasa to be the crux of poetry. S??gara is the foremost which can gather into itself all the other rasas. Bhoja uses Abhimana and aha?ara as synonymous with rasa. It is, hence, inferred that the identification with the action and with the chief character, on the part of the reader, brings about this delight. The self-transcending state of aesthetic delight, spoken of by Abhinavagupta may be a more advanced stage of this joy.. Hardcover. New/New.

$70.00

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