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Agnihotra: Studies in Indic Traditions

K.K. Chaturvedi (Editor) R.K. Sharma (Editor) Gautam Bhai Patel (Editor)
Synopsis I. Life and achievements: An interview by late K.P. Narayanan/M.P. Chronicle. II. Research papers: Treatment of Rasa-dosas in the Kavyanusasana (Ka. sa.) of Acarya Hemachandra (H.C)/Tapasvi Nandi, arakkumkuttu - a drama in flight/N.P. Unni, Ramayana tradition after Valmiki in India and abroad/Rajendra Mishra, Sanskrit drama - origin and development/K.G. Paulose, The Samavrtta type of meters of the Chandomanjari and the Vrttamanjari/Dipak Kumar Sharma, Line of demarcation between Kavisiksa and Kavya-doctrines/R.S. Betai , Vaishnava temple forms of the Chilas Rock- carvings/Chandra Chaturvedi, Deciding about "classical language and literature"/Bansidhar Bhatt, Some observation on cataloguing and catalogues of Indian manuscripts/M.K. Prajapati, Samskara - a study from Samkhya-Yoga point of view/Deepti Dutta, Some observations on the tense system of the Sanskrit Grammar/Apurba Chandra Barthakuria, On certain mathematical contents of Prakrit texts and their role in historical linguistics and paleography/R.K. Trivedi and L.C. Jain, Weakness of inference (anumana)/Nandita Bandyopadhyay, Identity of Somakulin Monarch, vabhavatunga/A.M. Shastri, Ferro-Chalcolithic culture of Eastern India/Pranab K. Chattopadhyay, Three dimensional potential of mandalas/Prabhakar Apte and U.S. Moorti, Act and retribution in the Rgveda and the Atharvaveda/S.A. Dange, Gayatri Chandasamaham/Govindlal S. Shah, Atharvavedic magic and tantric magic/G. Mohapatra, Brahman : Satyam, Jnanam, Anantam or Anandam?/Vijay Pandya, Vedic sacrifices in the Bhagavata Purana/Ashok Kumar Goswami, Bhagvad Gita and the secular social order/R.V. Pandya, The nature of Pratibimba in Advaita-Dipika/Satya Deva Misra, Philosophy of Sraddha according to Sraddha Kamayani/S.G. Kantawala, Buddhism transformed : religious practice and institutional mixed games in Cambodia/San Sarin, The meaning and pursuit of happiness: Indian and western perspectives/Wilhelm Halbfass, The Chhindaka Nagas of Chakrakuta (Bastar) : a political study/R.K. Sharma, The Embassy of Kalidasa-a reappraisal/Brahmanand Deshpande, A study of evolution of Ayurveda (Medical science) during the Buddhist period/Vijay Lakshmi Pandeya.
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About the authors

K.K. Chaturvedi

Dr. Krishna Kant Chaturvedi (b. 1937), Ex Director, Kalidas Academy, Ujjain, was Professor and Head in the Department of Post-graduate Studies and Research in Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit, Rani Durgavati, University, Jabalpur from where he retired in 1997. In the University, he was Dean, Faculty of Arts, Dean, Faculty of Oriental Learning, Member, Executive Council, Director, Raj Shekhar Academy etc. He was also Dean, Faculty of Arts, Indira Kala Sangit University, Khairagarh and was National Fellow of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. He was expert member in several national bodies like, Central Sanskrit Board (HRD Ministry), Panel of NCERT, Sanskrit academy, Bhopal etc. Prof. Chaturvedi was Sectional President, elected Vice President and now General President of All India Oriental Conference. Under cultural Exchange Programme of the Govt. of India, he has visited Uganda and Kenya. His prestigioius publicatioins include: Dvaita Vedanta Tattva Sameeksha (Delhi, 1966), Athato Brahma Jijnasa (Allahabad, 1971), Jayatirtha Stutih (MPORI, 1974), Cr. Ed. of Viveka Makarandam (MPORI, 1974), Geography of the Puranas (tr.), Rtambhara (qtrly, Journal) (ed.). Prof. Chaturvedi is recipient of several National Awards, like Presidents’ Certificate of Honour for Sanskrit Learning, Ramanand Award, Wakankar Literary Award, Best Art Critic Award from Madhuban, Bhopal, U.P. Govt. Award on Athato Brahma Jijnasa.

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R.K. Sharma

Dr. R.K. Sharma, (born 1932) Professor and Head of the Department of Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Jabalpur retired in 1992. Subsequently he was Visiting Professor in the University of Sagar for one academic session and Senior Research Fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research for three years. Dr. Sharma’s contributions to the cause of Indian Archaeology in general and Archaeology of Madhya Pradesh in particular are widely acclaimed. On account of this he was felicitated by a Volume (in two parts) entitled “Heritage of Indian-Past and Present” which was brought out in his honour and presented to him in 1994. The credit of directing the archaeological excavations of Gilaulikhera, Kakrehta and Patan goes to him. A large number of research papers have been published by him in journals of national and international repute. His prestigious publications include : Madhya Pradesh Ke Puratattva Ka Sandarbha Granth (Bhopal, 1974), The Temple of Chaunsatha Yogini at Bheraghat (Delhi, 1978), Art of the Paramaras of Malwa (Ed.) (Delhi, 1979), The Kalachuris and Their Times (Delhi, 1980), Indian Archaeology-New Perspectives (Ed.) (Delhi, 1982), Archaeology of Bhopal Region (Delhi, 1980), Rock-Art of India (Ed.) (Delhi, 1983), Vajapeya – Essays on Evolution of Indian Art and Culture (Prof. K.D. Bajpai Fel. Vol.) (Ed.) (Delhi, 1987), Studies in Shell Script (Ed.) (Delhi, 1990), Art of the Kalachuris (Ed.) (Bhopal, 1991), Excavations at Kakrehta (Delhi, 1992), Krsna Smrti (Prof. K.D. Bajpai Comm. Vol.) (Ed.) (Delhi, 1995), and Prehistoric Art in India (Dr. S.K. Pandey Fel. Vol.) (Ed.) (Delhi, 1996). A series of other publications are in process.

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Gautam Bhai Patel

Dr. Gautam Bhai Patel, formerly Professor and Head, department of Sanskrit, St. Xavier College, Ahmedabad, is an eminent scholar of International repute. He is author of number of books in Sanskrit. He has been elected as President of Gujarat Sanskrit Academy for the second term Dr. Patel had richly contributed in the fields of Kalidasa, Sankaracharya and various other subjects relevant to modern research. He has presided over sections of World Sanskrit Conference and has been invited number of times in the universities abroad for delivering lectures. He was elected General Vice-President of All India Oriental Conference, Chennai. Dr. Patel is a Member of the Central Sanskrit Board.

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Bibliographic information

Title Agnihotra: Studies in Indic Traditions
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788185616964
length xii+414p., Plates; 25cm.
Subjects History