Overview for Treasures of Indian Art Heritage
Treasures of Indian Art Heritage (A Passage from Sindhu-Saraswati to the Ganges) is a work based on the authority of the Vedic scriptures, the pre-historic documental sources and a selected later Vedic iconography attesting Vedic and Pauranic motifs. During the last three decades, a fairly good number of books have been published highlighting the latest explorations and researches in the field of Pre-historic and Vedic India, and this book is certainly a valuable addition to that count. Its value is not so much in the field of archaeological research as it is in the field of art and cultural history of ancient India. This book also provides new understanding of the Vedic scriptures through later Vedic iconography. The author contradicts the long-held hypothetical theories of Aryan invasion, Indo-Aryan language (Indo-European origin of language); Arya-Dravid conflict and the dates of river valley civilization together with the development of Vedic art and culture in our country and aboard. Chapters on Yantra-tantra and Jyotish make this book interesting for common readers and finally the inclusion of a useful material on the early coins of Bhabua and Ujjaini hoards and later Maurya and Gupta period coins and aesthetics make this book complete and self-sufficient.
Prakash Parimal (Author)
Born on 26th November, 1936 in Bikaner, Prakash Parimal is an M.A. (Philosophy) from the Unviersity of Rajasthan (1960). He has worked as the Research Officer and Editor in Department of Para-psychology of University of Rajasthan and also as Officer Incharge, Research and Reference Cell (V.C. Sect.) of the same University during 1965-66 and 1976-77 respectively. He has been Assistant Director, Sadul Oriental Research Institute, Bikaner in 1966-80; Editor, Rajasthan Bharati; and Project Director, R.C. Institute of Indology, Jaipur. He has delivered lectures at All-India seminars and conferences at national and international forums (1960-2002). A well-known orientalist, poet, art critic and Vedic scholar, Prakash Parimal has made valuable contribution to art, literature, philosophy and culture for which he has received the prestigious award and title as The International Man of the Millennium in 1999 by the Cambridge International Biographical Centre (England). Some of his published works are: Bharatiya Sanskriti ki Rooprekha; Lok Sanskriti: Roop aur Darshan (Culture and Folklore); Avant Garde Artists of Rajasthan (Contemporary Art); Chhuti Hui Ek Smriti Gandha (Love Poems); Aneeta (Novel); Olakhan (Contemporary Rajasthani Poems); Bharatiya Vigyan, Takneek aur Veda; Bharatiya Sanskriti aur Darshan ka Merudand: Veda; Fir Upasthita Rang (Poems)