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Kalatattvakosa: A Lexicon of Fundamental Concepts of The Indian Arts (Volume III)

Bettina Baumer (Editor)
Synopsis The Kalatattvakosa Volume III is third in the series of the IGNCA programme of multi-disciplinary lexicon of fundamental concepts of the Indian tradition. In this volume seminal terms of primal elements--the Mahabhuta have been included. The terms have been scanned through a very wide spectrum of texts drawn from the fields of metaphysics to science and the arts. The essays enable the reader to comprehend the multi-layered meanings of the concepts in different contexts. This volume contains the terms : prakrti, bhutamahabhuta, akasa, vaya, agni, jyotis/tejas/prakasa, ap, prthivi/bhumi. Bettina Baumer, a renowned scholar on Kashmir Saivism and Silpasastra, has edited the volume. Besides the editor, other contributors include : K.A. Jacobsen, P.S. Filliozat, S.C. Chakrabarti, S. Chattopadhyaya, L.M. Singh, Frits Staal, S. Gupta Gombrich and P.L. Sharma. Kapila Vatsyayan is the General Editor of the series.
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About the author

Bettina Baumer

Dr. Bettina Baumer is an indologist from Austria, living and working in Varanasi since 1967. At present she is Director of Research, Alice Boner Foundation, Hon. Consultant, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, and Visiting Professor in Vienna University. Her main fields of research are Silpa.sastra of Orissa and Kashmir Saivism. She has edited 3 volumes of Kalatattvakosa, A Lexicon of Fundamental Concepts of the Indian Arts (Vol. I, 1988; Vol. II, 1992; Vol. Ill, 1996), Silparatnakosa (Delhi 1994), and is the author of several books in German, and a number of research articles.

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Title Kalatattvakosa: A Lexicon of Fundamental Concepts of The Indian Arts (Volume III)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1996
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8120814029
length xxxviii+446p., Figures; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.